chocojesus.jpgA midtown hotel got an earful from the Catholic Church this week when the contents of a planned art exhibit became public. Artist Cosimo Cavallaro was scheduled to display his piece "My Sweet Lord" at the Roger Smith Hotel on 47th St. and Lexington Avenue before New York's archbishop objected. The sculpture was a six-foot-tall representation of a naked Jesus, made out of chocolate. The Catholic League's President, Bill Donohue, is not a fan of edible iconography:

The Catholic League had said it was highly offensive to display a sculpture of Jesus with "his genitals exposed" and invite the public to eat it.

"The Roger Smith Hotel will rue the day it sought to declare war on Christian sensibilities," said Donahue.

The hotel canceled the exhibition.

And, based on yesterday's reader poll:
- 15% of our readers think the chocolate Jesus is sacrilege
- 17% wonder why not an empty chair for Elijah while Cavallaro's at it
- 26% wonder when the chocolate creche and chocolate Baby Jesus are coming
- And 42% want your very own 6-foot chocolate Jesus for Easter. But we're not sure the Easter Bunny can carry so many!