MARCH 5, 2007
In the March issue of Mother Jones, there's a piece written by Bill Donahue about a visit he made to the swamps of south Florida, where Tom Monaghan, the billionaire founder of Domino's Pizza, is building an ultraconservative Catholic university and gated community. Done in the style of an illuminated manuscript, my images make clear that Bill wasn't exactly welcome on the campus of Ave Maria.
This was an article that hit home for me, as I went to a religiously affiliated university myself, though a Baptist one. We seem to be living in a time where more and more Americans of different beliefs and political affiliations want to live separate lives, apart from the influence of those they disagree with. This is just one of the more extreme examples, but it's a growing trend. An interesting topic, made all the more complex in our current political climate. To read Bill's article, click the Mother Jone's link here.
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