Painting at Trumbull library at the center of controversy

Trumbull, Conn. (WTNH) – A controversy is brewing in Trumbull because a painting was removed from an exhibit at the public library. The work was a pro-life picture, depicting the Catholic saint Mother Teresa and Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

The Connecticut Post reports Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst ordered the painting be removed, claiming copyright infringement by the Order of the Missionaires of Charity, an organization founded by Mother Teresa. However, an attorney representing the owner of the painting Richard Resnick believes the removal is a violation of free speech.

The attorney also believes the copyright infringement claim is also just a smokescreen.

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