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Leave it to Lindsay. The "Mean Girls" star and a tabloid mainstay -- thanks to her various antics on the town, any town -- has explored Judaism, experimented with Scientology and Kabbalah, and has been in relationships both straight and gay.

Now she's striking a pose as Jesus Christ.

Lohan appears on the cover of the latest edition of Purple, a French fashion magazine, wearing a long white gown with a plunging neckline, a headdress designed like a crown of thorns, and with her arms outstretched like the crucified Christ.

The 23-year-old actress and model has often been seen, as above, wearing a large cross around her neck, so the cover shot could -- in a very generous reading -- be seen as a return to her roots since she was raised Roman Catholic. (Besides, her dad, Michael Lohan, did a stint as Jesus' father, Joseph, at a Times Square nativity scene a couple years ago.)

But some Catholics certainly aren't happy about Lohan channeling Jesus.

"Not only is the pose inappropriate, the timing is offensive" because the sacred season of Lent starts next week, said Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, the anti-Catholicism watchdog.

Donohue noted that the "spiritually homeless" Lohan recently tweeted that "i'm all about Karma...what goes around comes around." Added Donohue: "If she believes that, then it behooves her to apologize to Christians before it's too late." He also pulled a Brit Hume and suggested that, like Tiger Woods, Lohan would "would benefit by converting to Christianity." (Hindus welcomed her embrace of the principle of karma and said she might benefit from their religion.)

She also might benefit from some originality.

Madonna did the crucifixion shtick in 2006, and earlier that year pop star Kanye West drew predictable criticisms for appearing as a tortured Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stone.

And in 2008 Lohan herself posed for a New York magazine spread recreating the famous series of nudes shot of Marilyn Monroe just six weeks before the star's death on Aug. 5, 1962.

Now that's heresy.

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Lindsay Lohan is an extraordinary actress and great human being with superb qualities. Like so, all the personal attacks by the News-Media are just to elaborate their gossip sales, while ignoring the true qualities of this highly gifted women! Let's not rush into judgement and submit to better proactive comments.
Charles Del Campo
Miami, Florida

June 11 2010 at 11:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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