2007_04_chocojesus.jpgEver since The Lab, the gallery at the Roger Smith Hotel, canceled an exhibit of a 6-foot, nude crucified Jesus carved out of chocolate after much furor, the question is now: When will My Sweet Lord (the name of the 200-pound sculpture) rise again?

Chocolate Christ's creator - heh! - Cosimo Cavallaro says that he's received many offers to display his sculpture: "I've got thousands of e-mails of help and donations, people who want to support it, give money, even offer exhibition space, from Holland to Japan."

What is awesome is that the chocolate Jesus is in an undisclosed refrigerated truck, because Cavallaro and the sculpture have received threats. Well, obviously it's the truck with a beatific light shining on it.

And the canceled exhibit was not without sacrifice: The creative director Matt Semler resigned in protest. He told the AP that the exhibit was the victim of "a strong-arming from people who haven’t seen the show, seen what we’re doing. They jumped to conclusions completely contrary to our intentions."

Photograph by Mary Altaffer/AP