Catholic magazine runs ad with Mary wrapped in condom



Ah, the old “unknowing eyes” defense. The editors of America
magazine, a weekly U.S. Catholic magazine, are red in the face after running an
advertisement selling the statue shown here, of the Virgin Mary wrapped in a
condom
. A London artist apparently placed the ad as a political statement; the
editors claim not to have noticed the condom. (Nor, apparently, did they closely
read the copy, which described the item as “a stunning … statue of the Virgin
Mary standing atop a serpent wearing a delicate veil of latex.”)

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