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Anti-Catholic Necklace

December 16, 2014

Penis necklace here.

Harper Bizarre published an article last week entitled "Tom Ford's surprising charm necklace, Christmas shopping dilemmas, solved."

The magazine wrote, "In June, Tom Ford, designer and provocateur, made weary fashion journalists in London for the men's shows perk up and do a double take at what was then called a crucifix/penis necklace…. The phallic jewelry is now available for purchase on, and lest there be any lingering confusion, it is called, simply "the penis necklace"—crucifix not mentioned (we're sure Catholics the world over just sighed in relief)…."

The writer, trying to be clever, doesn't know the difference between a cross and a crucifix...a frequent misunderstanding of those who think they are being clever and snarky. A cross is the "t-shaped" instrument that was used for crucifixion which now bears more of a symbol of triumph for Christians. A crucifix is any image of the cross with Jesus' body depicted on it. Catholics wear either and display in their churches although most Catholic Churches choose to have a crucifix while many Protestant churches opt for the cross.

In any event, can we imagine the uproar if this joke had been made at the expense of Jews or Muslims?

Proof, indeed, that it is true. The last acceptable prejudice is anti-Catholicism.





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