The controversy that ignited when a Kentucky artist depicted former President Clinton as a Christlike Catholic icon is documented through this book of letters from critics and supporters.
Letters to Saint Clinton juxtaposes the passionate letters from admirers and detractors, with equally tempestuous responses from artist Scott Ritcher.
The resulting drama lands at all points along the line from painfully serious to painfully hilarious. At times, the heated exchanges between religious purists and amused observers devolve into threats and become downright scary.
Ritcher has reproduced verbatim every letter of Christian anger in its original, misspelled glory and he seems to have relished the poor grammar of the believers.
“Artist Scott Ritcher said his depiction of former President Clinton as Saint Clinton was meant to be funny and provoke thought, but a Catholic priest wasn’t amused.” —USA Today
“The book displays the negative response Saint Clinton generated from Bible-banging Christians worldwide. Ritcher reprinted the emails and message board posts about both art and artist in their original state, spelling and grammar mistakes included. It makes for a hilarious read. And it’s telling, in its own mildly elitist fashion.” —Stephen George, LEO Weekly
“I hope to ... send a big message to Scott Ritcher. I want to let him know that this is not funny and that the open-season on Catholics and Our Lord Jesus Christ is officially closed.” —John Horvat, American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property