Alex Blaze

Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son" doesn't an anti-gay tract cover make

Filed By Alex Blaze | February 12, 2008 11:11 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Church of England, prodigal son, Rembrandt

Look what Jim Burroway found.godgayscover.png

Seriously, why not just call the thing "The Gay Guide to the Church of England, 2008"?

The art is Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son," but without the context of that name, and the positioning of the prodigal son in relation to his father, one gets the idea that this book's take on gays is way different than what's really inside.

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C'mon - you have to admit that's brilliant marketing. At least they know their target audience.

Ye Olde Fart | February 12, 2008 4:25 PM

Oh, well. Just goes to show that sometimes people with the best of intentions really don't know what they're saying.

So you're saying you can't judge a book by its cover?

MauraHennessey | February 12, 2008 7:58 PM

Dr. Nicolsi is the author of one of the chapters inside of that cover.

It is not friendly towards us.