A blue cow sculpture in the form of a melting ice cream, complete with a stick emerging from its posterior, caused a storm when it was erected in front of St Istvan’s Basilica in Budapest.
The Budapest Sun reports that the blue cow "ice-cream" is the most extravagant piece of Budapest’s Cow Parade, which has already toured Prague, New York and London.
However, some Hungarian Catholics have already shown their displeasure with at least one part of the project, by removing the blue "melting cow."
The sculpture had been placed in front of the Basilica on 1 July but was moved to the Liberal headquarters a few days later by a group calling itself Deminem.
Although the artists and the organisers of the event claim not to have intended to offended anyone’s religious beliefs with "the plastic animal showing an ice-cream only," members of Deminem argued that "the cow’s location was derogatory and the fact that its back was pointing towards the Basilica is obviously against the Catholic Church."
I guess they must have so little real anti-Catholicism that they are able to concentrate on the direction of the posterior of a melting blue cow to determine insults. This cow didn’t jump over the moon but was determined to be mooning them instead.