Can’t really see much yet, but senior studio painting six is penciled in. Ready for inking.
It is a criticism of the absurd idea that Christians in the USA are being persecuted or that their rights are even being restricted.
Depicted is an individual wearing a USA flag shirt, holding a bible against their chest in their right hand. In their left hand they are holding a lady liberty captive, suffocating her in their hand. Around their neck is a cross necklace.
I don’t have my personal spiritual beliefs sorted out and I, like everyone else, never truly will. Faith is a healthy daily practice that fluctuates, like exercise, in my experience. Fanaticism is refusing to accept that our country was founded on the freedom of religion as well as the freedom from religion.
Suppose I am wrong about fanaticism. Even if I am, I know that Christian love does not look like an insistence that other people’s beliefs violate their own and our country’s “religious foundation.”
We all seem to all too frequently to forget the greatest commandment of all.
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