It is hardly inappropriate to sponsor an event on the Reformation, but there is something offensive going on when the Library of Congress flags it in a particularly anti-Catholic way. To be specific, the flyer shows a drawing of the pope as Satan; an inscription above reads, “Ego sum Papa,” or “I am the Pope.” To view the flyer click here.
It is not certain what the summer intern will say in his presentation, but it is clear that someone at the Library of Congress has done this prestigious institution a disservice. Someone should be held accountable for this bigoted flyer.
Contact Gayle Osterberg, the communications director: firstname.lastname@example.org