The president of the Catholic League, William Donohue, tried to enter the Edward Tyler Nahem gallery on 37 W. 57th Street in New York City. Specifically, Mr Donohue was protesting the Andres Serrano exhibit featuring Immersion (Piss Christ):
When I entered the lobby, I was stopped by a man who works for the building. He asked for ID and requested that I sign in. I said okay, and then asked if I could go to the gallery. He said the gallery and the building are two different entities, and that I had to ask the men from the gallery; they were right in front of me in the lobby. I then asked them if I could enter, and they said no, without explanation. At that point I turned to the crowd behind me explaining that my First Amendment rights were being censored by the same people who were proudly displaying Serrano’s crucifix in a jar of urine.
That thing in Bill’s hand is a glass jar full of brown Play-Doh. Because it looks like something in particular. I won’t say what he replaced Christ with.