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Obama depicted as Jesus on display in Boston

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Abomination

Springfield, OH

#1 Nov 28, 2012
An artist whose depiction of President Barack Obama wearing a crown of thorns and standing in a crucifixion pose was kept from public display four years ago is finally sharing his painting with the public at a college gallery in Boston – although anger remains over the work that some have deemed blasphemous.

"I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone's hurt feelings. We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves," Michael D'Antuono told Fox News.

The acrylic painting, titled "The Truth", was originally slated for display in New York City's Union Square in 2009, but outcry from Christian groups forced a change of plans.

Now, D'Antuono's painting is on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery in Boston, Mass., as part of a display called "Artists on the Stump The Road to the White House 2012". The exhibit remains open through Dec. 15.

Despite it being four years later, however, the controversial painting remains offensive to many Christians.

"Disgusting," said Barbara Carpenter in the comments section on D'Antuono's Facebook page where the artist recently shared an image of the painting. "You must be an atheist. I cannot imagine anyone else mocking Jesus Christ in this manner."

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Crystal Boudreaux Miller made a similar comment, writing, "This is sick and very disturbing! One day you'll have to give an account for your blasphemous depiction of our Savior Jesus Christ!... Obama has never been treated even close to how Jesus was treated."

"The painting enigmatically depicts President Barack Obama in the pose of Jesus Christ on the cross, complete with crown of thorns while his outstretched hands appear to pull back the dark veils covering the Presidential Seal," D'Antuono says of "The Truth" in a press release, in which he also describes how "the religious right's extreme outrage" at his use of religious symbolism forced his hand in April 2009.

"Interpreting the political piece as blasphemy, they planned protests and wrote thousands of letters demanding the show be canceled," he has shared, revealing that concern among his family moved him to cancel the show.

As news spread Tuesday of D'Antuono's work finally being shown publicly, former presidential hopeful Herman Cain caught wind of it and linked the artwork to Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx's recent description of President Obama as "our lord and savior."

"Yesterday we had Jamie Foxx saying that Obama was our 'lord and savior'. Today we have the picture to prove it," Cain tweeted to his 220,000-plus Twitter followers

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Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#2 Nov 28, 2012
Jamie Foxx thinks Obama is the Lord and Savior, the guy has this cult of personality with his base that makes him untouchable, not to mention a fawning media that never talks about his errors.
bosco

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 28, 2012
"I I had a Hammer"
Dan

Springfield, OH

#4 Nov 28, 2012
This is an outrage.

Muslims would be horrified by such blasphemy and they would riot and attack this art gallery.

Liberals and Obama were outraged over a Muslim cartoon but have no problems with mocking Jesus with the horrible comments from Jamie Foxx and now by this.

The double standards of Liberals and Obama are disgusting.
bosco

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 28, 2012
Actually I kind of like Glen beck's version better. (obama in urine.)
Joe the Butcher

Springfield, OH

#6 Nov 28, 2012
Remember when Hillary Clinton apologized to the Muslims for the offensive movie that they said sparked the riots in Bengazi? However Liberals do not care whatsoever when Christianity is mocked by references to Barak Obama equal to Jesus. The double standard of liberals is sickening to me.
Lark

Blacklick, OH

#7 Nov 28, 2012
None of you got upset when Jesus was depicted as a white guy for all that time.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#8 Nov 28, 2012
Funny pic. It is my new background image.
Joe the Butcher

Springfield, OH

#9 Nov 28, 2012
Lark wrote:
None of you got upset when Jesus was depicted as a white guy for all that time.
You are filled with vile racism and clueless about spiritual matters.

If this were a Muslim blasphemy you would be on the other side. You are an ignorant Negro and a sad human being. Obama is not Jesus!
Joe the Butcher

Springfield, OH

#10 Nov 28, 2012
Big Johnson wrote:
Funny pic. It is my new background image.
It won't be "funny" on Judgment Day.
Big Johnson

Mount Hope, OH

#11 Nov 28, 2012
Joe the Butcher wrote:
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It won't be "funny" on Judgment Day.
Is worshipping a false dog wrong?
Spookstillhere f trolls

Toledo, OH

#12 Nov 28, 2012
bosco wrote:
Actually I kind of like Glen beck's version better.(obama in urine.)
I would prefer him hailed to an old electric pole with barbed wire wrapped around his head.
Lark

Blacklick, OH

#13 Nov 29, 2012
Jo the butch girl wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is not Jesus!
Noooo...

Really?
Proud American

Hilliard, OH

#14 Nov 29, 2012
Obama...Jesus Christ,This Country is in serious trouble.

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#15 Nov 29, 2012
Proud American wrote:
Obama...Jesus Christ,This Country is in serious trouble.
An artist did it & you all think it's Obama & blame Obama. Can't you all for once blame the Artist that created it?
Dan

Springfield, OH

#16 Nov 29, 2012
Good is Life wrote:
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An artist did it & you all think it's Obama & blame Obama. Can't you all for once blame the Artist that created it?
Obama attacked the artist who did the Muslim movie for disrespecting a religion.

Can't you see this is the same thing, but that Obama is encouraging it?

This worship of Obama is sick.

Since: Nov 12

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#17 Nov 29, 2012
Dan wrote:
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Obama attacked the artist who did the Muslim movie for disrespecting a religion.
Can't you see this is the same thing, but that Obama is encouraging it?
This worship of Obama is sick.
Nobody is worshiping Obama.
Westside Pride

Springfield, OH

#18 Nov 30, 2012
Good is Life wrote:
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Nobody is worshiping Obama.
Black hood rats do. They are worse than ever and my house was just robbed by one of these rats. They are very disrespectful of Whites and think they do not have to follow rules like Trayvon Martin, who when asked to show some I.D. went "ghetto" on Zimmerman.

Jamie Foxx (rich hood rat)said "Our lord and savior Barak Obama."

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#19 Nov 30, 2012
Dan wrote:
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Obama attacked the artist who did the Muslim movie for disrespecting a religion.
Can't you see this is the same thing, but that Obama is encouraging it?
This worship of Obama is sick.
It's NOT Obamas fault this was done.
Liberal

Clover, SC

#20 Nov 30, 2012
Me liberal
Me think Obama is mighty savior
Hollywood celebrities lead me to think so

Me think socialism save our country
Me and fellow liberals are soooo smart

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