"Most of the recent attention about the exhibition has focused on 11 seconds of a four-minute video clip, perceived by some to be anti-Christian and intentionally provocative," Clough wrote. "Neither could be further from the truth."
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"That decision was not made lightly or in a vacuum," Clough wrote. "I understand this move is being criticized by some, and I accept that and understand their frustrations."