Jesus with erection
The image is one of twelve iconoclastic images about Jesus printed by the paper, each depicting important events in the man-God's life, though not necessarily as traditionally depicted. The images included a drawing of a naked Jesus kissing the Devil.
The cartoonist(s) from the student paper, said they wanted to "start a dialogue" and show that the over-reaction of Muslims to the controversial European cartoon of Mohammad were really not much more different than Christian reactions to perverse images of their own man-God.
Many religious people feel they have a right not to be offended by other people's words, images, actions or even ideas. This image drew the ire of the Christian community first in the local city of Eugene, Oregon (and specifically the Catholic League), then with the larger Christian fundamentalist community from around the states. The backlash against this cartoon is an example of Christians' discomfort with the subject of Christ's sexuality, and fundamentalist attitudes to sex in general. Although Jesus is believed, in most Christian theology, to have been entirely human as well as entirely divine, the concept that he may have had sexual desires is a taboo subject. While Christians seem comfortable with conventional depictions of the drawn-out, hideous torture and execution of their Lord, a drawing of Jesus with an erect penis tends to cause them particular anguish.
World Net Daily among others, complained that the University's president did not take their
petulant whines complaints seriously, and demanded that the president apologize to all Christians world wide, and chastise the students involved.
Bill O'Reilly demanded that the school stop attacking Christians, who are, in his view, a protected class like gays (oops, they are not a protected class), blacks or the elderly (cause those megachurches clearly have no political power, right?). It should be a crime, apparently, to attack Christianity (though we won't bring up O'Reilly's own attacks on Islam, right?.) He also called for the firing of the president, his huge staff of researchers unable to figure out that The Insurgent was not under the University's control - though the president's comments to O'Reilly and the Catholic League, and a lack of action indicate he would likely have let the pictures be published anyhow.
 See also
- So shocked was World Net Daily that they blocked out the offending penis. Gack, run away. Run away!!
- Resurrection, one of the other 12 images included in the issue. You can guess what's been edited out.
- 'Blasphermous' erection This caused similar reaction in the UK where the European Convention on Human Rights prevented prosecution. 
- Standing Up to Bill O'Reilly