Someone in a library up in Ontario, Canada, had covered up some pretty respectable art with a bed sheet. But now the library directors have decided to drop the sheet and now the public can once again see the not-s0-shocking art, portraying same-sex attraction, by a local gay artist.
His sculptures in the library’s foyer were found objectionable by a nearby Baptist pastor. One sculpture depicts two men laughing in a joyous embrace. Another depicts two masculine hands interlocked. The pastor never actually viewed the works, but he just sort of felt — from a distance — that they’re objectionable.
It’s easy to make a comparison with a similar tension closer to home at the Smithsonian.