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Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini recreated Ken Doll to resemble Jesus Christ on the cross.
Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini recreated Ken Doll to resemble Jesus Christ on the cross.
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It's church night, Truthseekers! Time to testify truth to power and celebrate the wacky world of organized religion. Of course we can't forget Obama's UN speech and his outline for what sounds like a very long campaign against ISIL...

Did you hear the one about the child-molesting priest? Before you ask "which one," this story has a twist. The Vatican has actually, officially, issued an arrest order of an accused child rapist. Now that's progress!

The Washington Post has the story:

"Pope Francis had ordered the arrest of a former Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic because the case was 'so serious,' the Vatican said Tuesday (Sept. 23). Jozef Wesolowski, who was defrocked by a Vatican tribunal earlier this year, is under house arrest inside Vatican City due to the 'express desire' of Pope Francis, the Vatican said in a statement.

"'The seriousness of the allegations has prompted the official investigation to impose a restrictive measure that ... consists of house arrest, with its related limitations, in a location within the Vatican City State,' the Vatican's chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said. Wesolowski was removed from his position in the Dominican Republic and recalled to the Vatican in August 2013 amid claims that he had abused boys in Santo Domingo.

"The former archbishop is awaiting trial on criminal charges at the Vatican and could eventually face charges in the Dominican Republic and in his native Poland. The 66-year-old envoy is the highest-ranking Vatican official to be investigated for sex abuse."

The Pope is on a roll lately, prosecuting child molesters, predicting WWIII ... you heard about that, right? Yup. It's the Christians' "turn" to suffer as the Jews have in the past. Just going to let that one roll ....

Elsewhere in Argentina, two artists have given Barbie and Ken an extreme makeover. And has brought them to the Lord. And put them into plastic retail boxes. Amen.

This is from the Christian Post:

"Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini created a set of boxed dolls designed to represent various religious figures that will be on display in an exhibition named 'Barbie, The Plastic Religion' in Buenos Aires on October 11.

"'If there's a Barbie doctor, a teacher and a police officer, why shouldn't there be a Virgin of Lujan Barbie?' the artists said on their Facebook page. 'We respect all traditions and religions but our work is intended to pay homage to these figures. We don't intend to offend any religion.'

"Perelli and Paolini have 33 dolls in the collection that represent religious figures from Catholicism, Judaism and Buddhism but they decided against creating a Ken Doll in Muhammad's image. The duo took to Facebook to announce that they respect the Islam culture too much to create one.

"Although their exhibition isn't until next month, several art galleries in Argentina have expressed interest in showcasing their work. The couple also announced that they have received an overwhelming amount of purchase orders from other countries.

"Perelli noted that in addition to 'being rebellious,' she began the project because she has been a Barbie lover since childhood. But she said she always 'wanted more' since her mother was only able to buy her the Tropical Barbie version when she was younger.

"According to their website, Perelli and Paolini recreated Barbie and Ken Doll as a form of rebelling against a 'world where we're rewarded for thinking, feeling and acting all the same.'"

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