A display of works by Austrian artist Alfred Hrdlicka at Vienna's Roman Catholic Cathedral's Museum has provoked many calling for it to be shut down. The artist described the main picture of the exhibit as "a homosexual orgy."
The Church removed the picture from the display. Bernhard Boehler, the museum's director thinks "Hrdlicka is entitled to represent people in this carnal, drastic way." He said that art should be allowed to provoke debate.
While many religion blogs in Austria, Germany and the US have denounced the exhibit as blasphemous, Boehler does not see it that way, saying "People can see what they want." The artist has said that the Bible is the most thrilling book he has ever read.