Prophet doesn’t need shoes to stroll

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were road-trippin’ from Clovis to Amarillo last weekend, having one of those conversations about nothing in particular when the word “enlightened” came up. Suddenly a memory came rushing from the back of my head, a memory of a person I considered enlightened, the […]

Radicals need taught lesson in restraint

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist In 1989, photographer Andres Serrano exhibited a photo he called “Piss Christ,” depicting a crucifix submerged in urine. It raised a furor and was condemned on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Nobody was killed. In 1999, artist Chris Ofili exhibited a painting he called “The Holy Virgin Mary” in […]

Continued prophet cartoon furor childish

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist What happened at the University of California-Irvine last week would have embarrassed a reasonably mature 8-year-old. It seems two campus groups, the College Republicans and the United American Committee, held a panel discussion about the riots that engulfed parts of the Middle East and Asia last month over a Danish […]