What do you think of this picture.
A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on is on display at a community college art gallery in Boston.
The painting by Michael D’Antuono is part of a larger exhibit called “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.” It’s on display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery until Dec. 15th.
The painting is called “Truth” – and shows the president with his arms outstretched. A crown of thorns rests on his head.
It was originally supposed to debut nearly four years ago at New York City’s Union Square. But that event was cancelled due to public outrage.
“I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,” D’Antuono told Fox News. “We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”
A spokesperson for the art gallery told Fox News there hasn’t been any criticism of the painting.
D’Antuono said the public exhibition “has afforded me the ability to right a wrong.”
He dismissed critics who called the display blasphemous.
“The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically,” he told Fox News. “My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”
D’Antuono blamed the controversy on conservative media “trying to promote the idea that liberals believe the president to literally be our savior.”
In the aftermath of his aborted first attempt – the artist said he received more than 4,000 emails containing messages that were “anything but Christian-like.”
“But I accepted that it is their right to express themselves and hope that they now see it in their hearts to afford me the same right,” he said.
I agree that Mr. Antuono’s first amendment rights override anyone’s hurt feelings. In fact, I triple dog dare him to produce a piece of art that would offend Muslims, or homosexuals, or any other Liberal Protected Victim Class. He won’t do it. He can bask in the approval of his fellow Liberals for his bravery in offending thousands of Christians who will do no more than send nasty e-mails, but he wouldn’t dare to offend people who might actually kill him for his blasphemy, nor is he likely to produce anything that might show that he deviates from politically correct orthodoxy. Of course, I could have misjudged the artist. Maybe he will prove me wrong. I won’t be holding my breath waiting though.
I wonder where the Conservative media could have possibly gotten the idea that Liberals believe the President is a literal savior? Maybe it is from paintings like this, not to mention all the other trappings of the Obama cult we have seen over the years. If Liberals really don’t want people to think they view Obama as their savior, maybe they should stop worshipping him. Maybe it is time to view this president, and any other president as simply our servant and not our Lord and Savior.
- Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ (radio.foxnews.com)
- Bunker Hill Community College displays controversial painting depicting Obama as Jesus (boston.com)
- Bunker Hill Community College Showcases Painting of President Obama Crucified Like Jesus (bostinno.com)
- Front Page Drudge: “Obama Lord and Savior”… and now…”Christ” (yes i said Jesus) (lunaticoutpost.com)
- Unreal: Painting depicts Barack Obama as crucified Christ (twitchy.com)