Anatomically correct statue moved |

Anatomically correct statue moved

The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY ” A state park in southern Utah is moving a statue of an ancient fertility god to a more discrete spot over complaints the figure is anatomically correct.

The sculpture by Bluff artist Joe Pachak has welcomed visitors to a museum at Edge of the Cedars State Park for 19 years.

Park manager Teri Paul says it’s being moved to a less obvious place in the park.

At first parks officials were going to ban the stick-like figure from the park altogether. But another group of citizens complained of censorship.

The first group calls itself the Values Committee of Bluff. It says the statue is offensive because it has male anatomy.

The statue was made to look like drawings on ancient art panels in southern Utah.