We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Some art critic named Blake Gopnik in the Washington Post said:
My decency is your disgust, and one point of museums, and of contemporary art in general, is to test where lines get drawn and how we might want to rethink them. A great museum is a laboratory where ideas get tested, not a mausoleum full of dead thoughts and bromides.
Says who? I say a great museum is one that informs us about the characteristics and consequences of the past with an eye towards the present and the future. What's this bull$h!t about lines and tests?
In America no one group – and certainly no single religion – gets to declare what the rest of us should see and hear and think about.
No. And no one is doing anything of the kind. If you want to show the film that this man created that is offending people, by all means rent a movie theater and show it. But the purpose of a publicly-funded institution is not to show any kind of "art" or anything else regardless of who it offends or what the people paying to build, staff and maintain it think. If you want to do that, pay for it yourself.