Art criticism, Texas prison style

The story is about banned books, but some books have art in them.

In an effort to separate art from child porn, reviewers have come up with a test, Shelby said: If a naked child has clearly visible wings, it is a legitimate cherub and the book can stay. No wings? It must go.

“If he is naked, the Baby Jesus would be denied,” she said.

From The Statesman , Austin, Tex.

If there are legitimate cherubs, there must, ipso facto, be illegitimate cherubs.


One thought on “Art criticism, Texas prison style

  1. Debi says:

    Oh. The idea of illegitimate cherubs makes me sad.

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