The picture depicts Lohan as a Christ-like figure, draped in a white robe, posing with her arms outstretched, Crucifixion-style. And just in case anyone misses the blatantly obvious, hit-you-over-the-head visual reference to Jesus on the cross, Lohan wears a crown of thorns atop her platinum-blond extensions.
As is often the case when religious figures are depicted in popular media, the French magazine cover is already drawing fire from Christian thought-leaders.
Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, told Politics Daily: "Not only is the pose inappropriate, the timing is offensive." (Catholicism's most sacred season begins next Wednesday -- Ash Wednesday -- with the start of Lent, the annual period of pentinence and abstinence that leads up to the Easter celebration.)
Whew! I saw the title of this post in my inbox and worried that it was Lindsay Lohan looking all stoned and strung out in an Atheist or Darwin T. I was all ready to respond with a facepalm and "Like we really needed that image."
But no, she's lending her wholesome look to Xianity. Cool.
On the upside, I look forward to Brit Hume's joy over her embracing Xianity since it is after all the best path to salvation.