Every city has some urban rag that the so-called non-conformists like. In Baltimore, one such newspaper is the City Paper.

In the annual edition of “Best of Baltimore,” City Paper featured a photo of Jesus on the Cross as shown at St. Mary Star of the Sea Convent. But it wasn’t meant to be reverential: it was labeled “Best Scary Cross” in town. It was the description that gave it all away. “Christianity can be frightening: Priests molesting little boys, that eternal damnation thing…but to really scare yourself into submission, visit St. Mary Star of the Sea in South Baltimore.”

And to really experience bigotry in the making, just pick up a copy of City Paper. You can write to editor Andy Markowitz at 812 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. But don’t expect too much from the shameless.

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