Obama As Jesus Painting On Display After Canceled Event

By: Amanda Crum - November 28, 2012

A painting depicting President Obama in a religious pose is now on display at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, and it’s garnering some protests from those who think it’s blasphemous.

Artist Michael D’Antuono originally planned to display the piece in an art installation in New York’s Union Square on the president’s 100th day in office, but so many protesters contacted him about it–he received over 4,000 emails–that he canceled the event. It’s something he says he regrets now.

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

D’Antuono says the painting is meant to be metaphorical and isn’t a comparison to Christ, but members of the Catholic Church say that’s not good enough. The President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights–Bill Donohue–issued a statement about the artwork recently, saying that since Obama’s re-election, D’Antuono feels it’s safe to display a piece depicting the president’s “crucifixion”.

What makes this display so interesting is the flat denial of truth by so many artists and academicians, as well as their irrepressible hostility to Christianity. Yet when it comes to their savior, President Obama, they not only pivot, they proselytize.
“Truth” was supposed to make its debut on April 29, 2009 in New York’s Union Square; it was to commemorate the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency. But D’Antuono withdrew his masterpiece after being hit with angry e-mails. Now he is back, apparently thinking that after Obama won reelection, the time is ripe to witness his crucifixion. Imagine if his God had lost what our Christmas gift would look like.

It is one thing for the Italian nativity scene builder Ferrigno to include Obama as a figurine in this year’s crèche (it has regularly featured public persons such as Princess Diana), quite another for an angry artist to rip off Christian iconography for the purpose of making a cheap political statement.

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  • http://Yahoo Skeeter

    How sick! and discusting!To protray obama as Jesus!I am sick and tired of people trashing the Christain Faith and this is another thats went to far!Dang if it was Mohamad there would be war!

  • Keith

    I think it’s a great piece because it’s evocative and creates a conversation. And I think if the Catholic Church doesn’t like it maybe that’s because they don’t offer an alternative any longer in the “What have you done for me lately?” category. Apart from child-raping priests and continuing to deny human rights and still using millions and millions of dollars of golden candle sticks as the world fills with starving children.
    If Christ had ever existed and if any of their fantasy were actually true, he’d come back and burn Vatican City alive starting with the pope.

    • mary burns

      really keith you are as disgusting as this picture

      • Stephanie

        Wow, you are a horrible person. O_O

    • Eric

      Brainless comment.
      – Child Raping Priests have been overblown, statistics from ANYONE show it is less the 5% of the priesthood.
      – Plenty of other religions deny human rights, some even worse than Christianity/Catholic. Where’s the outcry against them?
      – Far worse than starving kids going around.
      – No, you and those in the minority with you would get burned first.

      • RJ

        ONLY 5%?! Are you serious?!?!?!! 5 out of every 100 priests are raping your children, and you act likes it’s no big deal, lol. If there is a rational Jesus, he hates you brainless sheep more than Keith.

      • I, J

        Less than 5% of the priesthood sexually assaulted children, but 100% of the priesthood covered it up.

        • Nate

          99% of your comment is a figment of your imagination. I love it when atheists badmouth a faith they know nothing about.

      • Tori

        Real holy, “you and those in the minority with you would get burned first”? Because WWJD mean he would go on the internet and argue with people by spurting intolerance.

      • lu

        Eric it isn’t just priests that have a problem with molesting little boys how about Mary Lauterno she gave birth to a little girl fathered by one of her 13 year old students….many many bad people in the world not isolated to one sect and of course don’t forget good ole Penn State disgusting, no matter who does these things but to put yourself outhere like you are a god is way beyond freedom of speech this man is disgusting

    • Nate

      It’s not a great piece, it’s an awful piece. What is with idiots in this country and paying homage to Obama like he’s some sort of idol. It is absolutely disgusting.
      Stop generalizing that all priests are child rapers. There are ministers in other denominations that are just as bad. You can’t blame all of them for the actions of a twisted few. And what human rights are they denying? If anything, they stand up for human rights and the rights of the unborn.
      “Burn Vatican City alive starting with the pope.” You are a sick person. The Pope is one of the holiest people alive. You have lost all credibility. I’m sure you’re one of those who defends Obama to the grave. He could torch an orphanage on live television and you would make an excuse for him.

  • ken toce

    i think it is disgusting to the catholic faith for president of the united states to portray jesus christ.

  • mary burns

    this is disgusting and nauseating

  • Danie Guice

    Feels like the work of the Anti-Christ. Anyone who compares Barack Obama to Jesus should be put away.

    • I, J

      “Anyone who compares Barack Obama to Jesus should be put away.”

      So much for freedom of speech.

      • Danie Guice

        Yes, because Obama is an idiot who is the death of our country.

        • Tori

          Right, not George W Bush…definitely Obama if anyone… -__-

        • T. Ruth

          How would you feel if he was wearing an S.S. uniform?

  • Eric

    “I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,”

    Amazing, another false interpretation of the First Amendment. I have yet to see one of these claiming they have First Amendment rights respect of defend the same rights in others, instead they cry as if they have exclusive privileges while others should be denied.

  • Trish Elliott

    I’m sorry that to some people, Obama (a mere mortal) is the only god they have. The only similarity to the real Truth is that the True Living God wants us to trust Him and live for Him on this earth; Obama also wants our complete devotion and control over our lives. But God loves us with unconditional love and gave His only Son to die for our sins. Trusting in Him is a great thing. Trusting in a false god is scary.

  • Sue

    People beware! This is the beginning of the END. As foretold in the Bible. This “artwork” shows an Anti-christ arising.

  • D

    THIS IS BLASPHEMY!!! ANYONE WHO THINKS THEY CAN COMPARE THIS MAN TO JESUS (MY LORD AND SAVIOR), DOES NOT KNOW JESUS. THERE WAS THAT IDIOT JAMIE FOXX ON BET WHO COMPARES HIM TO THE LORD AND SAVIOR. THEY ARE VERY MUCH MISTAKEN. IN A STRANGE WAY, I AM REJOICING INSIDE AS WELL. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER OF MANY CONFIRMATIONS THAT THE BIBLE IS TRUE FOR THE BIBLE STATES THAT THIS KIND OF NONSENSE WILL HAPPEN IN THE END OF DAYS. COME LORD JESUS!

    • Sue

      You are very right “D”. I am truly amazed that the Bible is being shown as truthful.

    • Sean

      Its only blasphemous to you. What you seem to be missing is the comparison others see between the teachings of Christ and the policies of President Obama. Obviously he will go down as one of the greatest American presidents of all time, but more importantly, despite the filth, anger, threats, lies, dispute, and attempts to present him as anything other than a Christian himself, leaves to me believe that those claiming to know what Christ wanted for his followers, in fact do not. And BTW- What do you think Jesus would make of your fowl, name-calling comment? What a hypocrite.

      “JESUS? PROTECT ME FROM YOUR FOLLOWERS.”

    • Jesus Marimaba

      You realize Jesus was black don’t you?

  • KAY

    I cannot believe that they did that!!! I agree with SKEETER. The thing that moves me is ONE day EVERY knee will bow and every TONGUE will confess that JESUS is LORD. Not our president, he is just the leader for now. PEOPLE ARE SO DISRESPECTFUL OF OTHERS BELIEFS.

    • Sean

      Oh Brother. And some are disrespectful to others disbeliefs. If you were talking about Satan, you would be hauled off to the looney bin. How is the fantasy of Jesus and His Father any different? Please… don’t answer that.

  • Tori

    It’s a painting. Get over it. People have different beliefs. You don’t see Atheists flipping out anytime a painting of Jesus shows up. People are not trying to “trash” the Christian faith…Christians are doing it just fine on their own by overreacting to everything and being as close minded as a lot of them are (not all of them, obviously).

  • lu

    this man must be the anti Christ how dare anyone make fun of christian beliefs if you did this to a Muslim you would start a war this is disgusting Obama is the least holy of all….

  • Jimwilson81

    In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus warned his disciples that the Church would be persecuted. Sometimes the worse persecution is the belittling of the Church. That is becoming more and more common. Keep faith no matter what others say or do.

  • BETTY

    Skeeter is right, if this were Mohammed the world would be in an uproar.. remember “the book” not long ago… ??? And FYI IT IS THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION NOT JUST CATHOLICS THAT ARE TRASHED ! Wonder what President Obama has to say about this as well..???? People have just lost all common sense and respect… “Art” is no excuse and Bunker Hill should reconsider their stand on such exhibits. Glad my son chose another school so my money didn’t go to B.H.C.C.

  • W.E. Hoyle

    I’m waiting for “O” to give peace and joy, heal the sick, raise the dead, and give ever lasting life to his followers.

  • Stephanie

    *sigh* If only all those morons would have had the same outlook when Tebow posed like Jesus. If Tebow can do it in person, surely Obama should not be criticized since someone ELSE painted it.

  • Pelletier

    Disturbing at best
    We need to fear this President!

  • olivia

    The good thing is in Jesus’ day, there were no cameras so the true physical form will never be known and so we live my what is unseen. No more do not crucify him again!

    • olivia

      If only we could internlise Jesus’ lessons, the world would be a better place. Where and what does ‘Pilate’ say?

  • Jimwilson81

    So far Obama has not saved anyone, which is what makes this so disrespectful and disgusting. And by the way, there is a lot of proof that Jesus existed than just the Bible. In the 1st century there are 18 different sources that tell of Jesus.

  • http://yahoo Sue Evans

    As a Christian, I too feel it is in very poor taste, but it is art. Freedom of expression. Those of us who profess to be Christian should not be making such unchristian-like judgements on others. I can not believe some of these comments by Christians. Are they not as bad as the painting? Think about it…

    • tonya

      You, SUE EVANS, are part of what’s wrong with this once great country!! A passivist at it’s worst! There comes a time when people are to take a stand, & if this is not one of those times I certainly don’t know what is!!

  • David

    Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.

    • wanda

      I AGREE WITH DAVID……………..

    • sherri

      Everybody is making a big deal out of this picture. I feel their is more important things in life to even be tripping off something like this picture. get over it and move on.

    • Chrissy

      Oh They Know exactly what they’re Doing!

  • Bud

    I agree. It is as much art as the crucifix in urine. Maybe if the portrait is rolled up and put in a jar of urine, it would be acceptable. Would be for me.

  • Karen

    This is deplorable! I am offended by his smugness. Obama is far from being anything like Jesus Christ. How dare anyone even think this is right, freedom of speech or not. This is satanic! The artist who painted this is just as much of a demon as Satan and Obama.

    • Linda Smith

      I totally 100% agree with you!!!! This is horrible and should be removed and burned. But it will be sold for thousand’s to some freak collector. UGH!! Sickening!!!

  • Pam

    An abomination
    but I guess we have become an obamanation, like it or not (NOT)

  • Debbie

    SHAME SHAME SHAME

  • beercan thick

    who ever did this should be shot…….along with the entire dem party

  • Denny

    The mere fact that this painting is being displayed is either a mockery of Jesus Christ or Obama. In either
    case, it cannot be considered art. The only thing it says is that America is losing its morality and someone
    is loving every minute of it. If anyone thinks that Obama is on the same level of Jesus Christ …… you go
    and finish that question, I guess I am just too disgusted, joke or not.

  • Jesus Marimaba

    Beware!!! The Jewpacabra is on the prowl!!! You have to use their mating call to flush them out… “No Christ… Jesus is a lie…” I know some of you may think this is harsh, but remember this: we’re talking about a creature that drinks blood, hides in the night, and has absolutely no belief in the divinity of Christ. Whatever you do, don’t let it know you have money! Don’t think the Jewpacabra won’t come after you just because you’re black either. Why do you think the President has so many body guards? At first, people didn’t know what a Jewpacabra was, but If we rule out a human and a Sasquatch, a Jewpacabra is really all we have left.

    All I know is this: Jesus loves me this I know because Republicans tell me so.

    • tonya

      Plain ol dumb

  • BetterOffNed

    All of you are reacting exactly how he wants you to react, congratulations, you just gave the “artist” a win.

    • 56Survivor

      Bingo!!! The artist did this with the purpose of causing controversy. Personally, I think the dubious art is a big yawn.

  • tonya

    Can you say End Times? Take heed people & get your “ducks” in order! All these people doing this stuff will pay in the long run. Glad I won’t be sticking around this earth when Hell itself is given full reign!

  • Bonnie

    My goofy husband put that on the screensaver last night and I told him it better be the hell off of thre tomorrow when he gets home.

  • john

    this is so disusting. both the author of this piece of crap, and obama, for not speaking up against it, should be beaten and put away for life. even if someone is an atheist, this kind of garbage should never be put out. just another typical black incident to let us know the blacks are around. anyone who voted for a second term for this porch monkey should be jailed forever after what he and his porch monkey lovers have done in the last 4 years. keep it up porch monkey lovers and watch this country revert to the rule of china and the muslims.

    • jda

      you act as if the country was thriving and in a good state before he got in there.

    • sgt5usmc

      JESUS DID DIE ON THE CROSS FOR US..SO LET OBAMA HANG ON THE CROSS LONG ENOUGH AND HE WILL DIE BUT NOT FOR THE SAME REASONS JESUS DID..KEEP THE FAITH,HE’S GOTTA GO DOWN ONE OF THESE DAYS..AND WE CAN RUB IT IN THE FACES OF HIS PORCH MONKEY LOVERS…THIS COUNTRY IS IN DISTRESS THANKS TO ALL THE BUTT HEADS WHO BOW TO OBAMA..

  • STFU

    “For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
    — Charles Bukowski

    • Spike Owens

      Hi Charles,

      There’s still time while you have Breath in your body to confess that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. He’s going to save the world the question is which side will you be on?
      I Pray God will Open your Heart and Mind to a concept that brings True Peace and Reality to your life.
      I used to think as you did until one day I challenged this God to reveal himself to me if he truly existed and He Did!

      Gods’ Speed!

  • Rcare Reed

    What a shame it is for such self proclaimed genius to become overwhelmed by such a farce! God help us.

  • Disgusted

    It is unfortunate that our so called “leader of the free world” does not strike this down. His presence leading is as if he is in a movie and someone else is writing the script. He doesn’t even understand he is in THE BOOK and he is becoming like the ANTI-CHRIST…. and apparently enjoying the role!! Pray for this country under this leadership.

  • al landers

    This is the most degrading and disgusting article and picture I have ever seen. THIS is exactly as obama sees himself. The people will see very soon what kind of man this is. He is not fit or qualified to president of anything, especially the USA. Is this what our sons, daughters have sacrificed for? You will see, very soon, that his man is no Savior. How the American people could vote this guy in as president, If in fact they did, I will never understand. This election smells of something very corrupt and vile.

  • Sherry Chenault

    Satan doesn’t have much time left before Jesus’s second coming. Its just blasphemy to try and steal the true Christians “JOY”. No truth in it.Just keep your joy flowing until Jesus’s return. Love ya !

  • Hershel Brown

    I believe Obama should stop this kind of foolishness.By the end of the next four years .things such as this debackle will seem mild.

  • Debbie

    This was obviously meant to provoke a response. My response is this, our current president is not the anti-christ just because he is black and doesn’t share our religious beliefs. If you think this you need to go back to church and read your bibles, maybe go where nothing ever changes and we don’t grow in knowledge of inner beliefs being wrong because we were raised that way. We live in a big world so put on your big boy/girl pants and worry about things that really matter and you can actually do something about. Like community service, donations for the causes you care about and taking care of your family!

  • Gary

    Unbelieveable, how could this be allowed to be posted in one of our schools. If this were a picture that in someway relected Mohamed it would never have been allowed. Amazing the double standards that exist in this country. Degrade the Christian faith but court the extremism of the Muslim Faith. Keep watching, standing back and you will see you wives and daughters in burkas and treated like chattle.

    • whosnext2000

      The one thing we cant do is stand back and you’ll see. We need to make a stand and stop this from happening.

  • roger

    This artist will make an appearance on The Blaze TV tonight at 4 pm central time

  • http://yahoo.com Johnny Meadows

    blasphemous

  • roger

    THIS ARTIST WILL DEFEND HIS WORK ON —- THE BLAZE TV — TONIGHT AT 4 PM CENTRAL TIME

    • JR

      obama looks more like the next coming of hitler

  • roger

    Artist Michael D’Antuono WILL APRAER ON —- BLAZE TV —- TONIGHT AT 4 PM CENTRAL

  • http://vincentbertcommentary.com Vincent Bert

    Too bad its only a depiction. How sweet it would be if it were a real photograph after the real event. We would rid ourselves of this subversive.

  • JR

    Fuck that son of a bitch Obama that Muslim lying bastard for disrespecting Christ.

  • http://vincentbertcommentary.com Vincent Bert

    Too bad its a depiction instead of the real thing. We would have rid ourselves of this subversive evil fraud.

  • Steve

    So funny to see all the American Taliban on here, just like their frothy counterparts overseas, throwing a hissy over their imaginary saint being depicted in a manner they dont agree with.

    …And the Christians laugh when the Muslims get in a tizz over such things.

  • JR

    Impeach this embarrassing fool

    • http://yahoo Sic of Obama

      The sorry leader of this country is not the Lord and Savior of this country. If anything, he is of his father, the devil. He wants to be America’s dictator, and millions of unsuspecting Americans are falling right into his web of lies and deceit. Impeach Obama. He is setting the stage for the end of all things and the second coming of the “ONLY” Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Wait until he stands before the Lord Jesus (expecting to see Allah and 15 virgins) and the Lord says…..depart from me…I never knew you….

      • whosnext2000

        Sweet well said I NEVER KNEW YOU

  • MARIE FOX

    obama will never be anything like that. send him and his crew back to muslin country, and let GOD fearing and GOD loving people in peace. he has no respect for anyone or anything. dissappear obama nd make me and a lot of others HAPPY.

    • Steve

      Why is it, all the frothy religious nutjobs never…NEVER…have any education. They can’t spell, punctuation is nonexistent, grammar is the equivalent of a fourth-grader.

      They lack logic or reasoning, live in a total fantasy world, and refuse to acknowledge anything that isnt in line with their narrow, practically illiterate and poorly educated view of the world. They would kill, much like their insane Middle-East counterparts, in the name of their God as long as there was enough of them to actually motivate them. Scary…and sad considering the teachings of their “God”…or Jesus…they cant seem to decide who to fololow considering they said opposing things. Hmm, maybe thats why God let his son be killed, he couldnt stand his preaching love and tolerance and all that crap that Christians don’t actually believe in.

      I never understood how one can be an enormous hypocrite and not eventually have it pointed out to them. Judge not…and all that …

      • whosnext2000

        Nice check your own spelling before you call someone illiterate and second its “judge not lest you be judged” and you will be my friend. God killed his son for you. He still loves you even for posting these comments for you not know what you do. God Bless Jesus Still Loves you.

      • Lori

        Wow! Steve, sorry you’re so bitter! Christianity IS about love but God said that He would not be mocked. This is certainly that! You see hypocricy because people, including Christians, are far from perfect. When we see our Lord degraded in such a way it’s infuriating! What would you have us do? We must stand up for our beliefs. Certainly, no one else will. I find the tolerance for Islam and intolerance for Christianity interesting. Don’t you? By the way – in your rant about uneducated, illogical Christians you had some typos and missed some apostrophes. Guess you’re not perfect either.

  • stacy

    Reminds me more of Eddie Murphy in “Coming to America” – What a joke!!! Obama is definitely NOT God like in any way shape or form. Depicting Satan would have been more acceptable.

  • http://Yahoo Harry Duncan

    There is a thing called too much freedon of expression. This goes to far to the wrong side of freedom of expression to the fact that it is hurting people. It hurts the image of the President of the United States, it hurts all the believers in Jesus Christ and most of all it hurts the artist for he may be damning his own soul, but that is not for me to say, judgement is mine sayth the Lord. I hope the artist is in a right relation with the Lord God in Heaven.

    • Steve

      LOL, too much freedom. I love this assertion…who exactly gets to decide where freedom ends and begins?

  • http://Yahoo! Cesar Matus

    This is disgusting! The anti-Christ is in the White House! The End of Days are here! This fool Obama should demand to have this taken down, but obviously enjoying every minute of it and believing all the crap about himself! Unbelievable!! How easy he has the majority of the people believing in him, but I shouldn’t be surprised, all this was written in the Bible years ago.

    • http://yahoo Sic of Obama

      you’re right….

    • Steve

      You don’t happen to have a sandwich sign in your closet would you?

  • dustin

    Everyone should cry about it. I personally think it’s dumb. But so what, I am more offended by all the religious nut jobs trying to control every thing.

    • whosnext2000

      But lets get pissed when a Jew paints his face black and said I do it like Obama.

      • Steve

        LOL…you think if one cant be acceptable, the other cant be as well? Why should it be mutually exclusive, why cant they BOTH be bad?

        Typical black and white view of the religious zealots present in today’s America. Gray areas are far too difficult for them to parse.

  • Ron

    I’d like to see odumbo hanging from a wall, like the thieves on the mount. He’s not to be adored, glorified or deified, and he SHOULD offer as much sensitivity as he does to the towel heads by disavowing this BS.

    • http://yahoo cw

      don’t hate the player-hate the game. there is still a black man in the white house. 4 more years :)

      • Steve

        Right? This is so much more about him being black (consider, blacks are considered evil by true christians, read the book), then it is about him being a Democrat.

  • Katie Moran

    The artist says that his first amendment right to freedom of expression is more important than “hurt feelings”, but it’s our first amendment right as well to freedom of speech that allows us to say anything to him at all. How selfish can you be to assume your first amendment rights are more valuable than someone else’s? Secondly, we are protected by our right to freedom of religion. This isn’t about “hurt feelings”, this is about living in a country where Christians are expected to change the way they say and do things to appease those of other religions while nobody cares about how we feel about the situation. Nowadays, I’m expected to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas and we’re discouraged from saying things like God bless you because “we wouldn’t want to offend anybody.” I reject that and refuse to adhere to these “rules” because my faith urges me to spread the word of Christ, not deny Him. I don’t force my beliefs on anyone because I think that’s wrong but at the same time, my feelings and beliefs are just as important as anyone else’s. My Savior means just as much to me as yours means to you. Jesus died for my sins, the least I can do in return is to try my best to love Him as He has loved us and by doing that, I refuse to deny Him. I’m all for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, but not when it is so blatantly against everything people stand for and believe in. There’s a difference between exercising your rights and using something that obviously means nothing to you to make a statement.
    I’m not so naive to believe that Christians have faced the most scrutiny for their beliefs. I understand that every religion has faced trials and every religion and belief system has had to endure a certain amount of discrimination because of what they hold dear and true in their hearts. I realize as Christians, overall, we’ve maybe even had less to deal with in this area than some. My point is, the feeling of having your beliefs stifled is the same in any religion, in any language. Plainly said, it feels horrible and it isn’t fair and it isn’t right. No matter what your beliefs are, you should be allowed to honor them and practice them and embrace them without discrimination and without reservation and without some pampered artist who wants to make a political statement running all over everything your beliefs stand for. So before you start throwing around your constitutional rights as an “artist”, let me ask you this: how would you feel if you lost your right to create art? How would you feel if your constitutional right to freedom of expression was taken away? You might have a “hurt feeling or two” in there somewhere, but I can promise you this, it’s nothing compared to having to be told you must stifle your beliefs and it’s nothing compared to being told that your religious values are little more than “hurt feelings” by someone who obviously has no idea what these beliefs mean to you. I agree with everyone who said this painting is blasphemous, but so are your words. I pray that God will have mercy on your soul for creating this painting and having the nerve to call it art. And that, sir, is THE TRUTH!

    • Steve

      A lot of words to say,

      “Boo-hoo, I am oppressed as a Chrsitian in America. Even though there are churches on every corner, God is on the money, you swear on the Bible in court, and there are endless channels of religious programming to suit every need…I am oppressed.”

  • Stash

    Why not paint him as The Profit Mohammad? Because the moron blasphemer would get his head literally handed to him. Christians are the target of choice by bigots and the Communist left who hate God, Jesus and like Barry, America. Their hatred runs as deep for Jesus as my hatred for all things Communist just like how I love my God and they love their Communism. The first thing the Soviets did was scare off the Christians in Russia, Ukraine ect… And this is their agenda for America and the world. But remember libtards without God holding back Christians we would take to the bullet and not the ballots that you stuff.

    • Steve

      Jesus was from the Middle-East…he wasnt a white man. He was also described as ugly (read your bible for cryin’ out loud), not the pretty, long haired (it was tight and curly) WHITE Jesus you all love and cherish.

      Jesus was an ugly, curly haired, brown-skinned Jew. Stop letting someone else teach you the bible and read the thing.

  • lee robbins

    It would be better depicted as a rendering of the Anti-christ

    • Steve

      Why? Oh yeah, I forgot, the religious zealots dont have to explain their reasoning…they usually have none, nothing more than the way they feel but nothing more substantial to hate someone other than their book says to.

      What a crock. Maybe I can get you Aesops Fables and you can beleive that animals talk, and the fox really did remove the thorn from the lion’s paw.

  • lee

    Religion…A fantasy founded on a myth ebbellished by ignorance and herd instinct.

  • http://yahoo cw

    stop being mad(dogs get mad) because there is black man in the white house. all these so-called christians should get a life-its not like you live what the bible says, from what i have seen (so far).God must have a sense of humor.

  • jeremy

    WHAT HAPPENED TO SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE?

  • Barb G.

    I can’t believe this utter discustting portrayal of someone who is soo anti-Christ in his attitudes and actions! He is NO savior, to our country or ANY country! How blasphemous!! May this painter find the real truth, in Jesus Christ Who said “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life! No man comes to the Father except by ME”.

    Help both painter and BOB come to know WHO Jesus really is! They both need HIM as we all do!

    • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

      Christ never existed. The religion is a total lie. SO your whining is sadly misplaced and reflects your own gullibility.

      Show me one contemporary account of any jesus.

      Read this and explain it if you dare.

      A Few Noticeable Events in the Life of Jesus

      Herod’s slaughter of all the baby boys in Bethlehem.

      Jesus’ triumphant entry in jerusalem, where the entire town welcomes him as their king.

      Jesus casting out the greedy moneychangers. (in an area about the size of 34 football fields)

      Two earthquakes his Jerusalem.

      Supernatural darkness covers “all the land” for hours.

      The Sacred Temple curtain tears from top to bottom.

      All the dead holy men in the cemetery come out of their graves and wander Jerusalem, “appearing to many.”

      And yet, contemporary historians in the time of Jesus didn’t write about any of this.

      • Anthony Jones

        I comepletely agree with you. There was evidence that a man named Jesus Christ existed, but none stating that he created “miracles”. The bible,in my opinion,was simply made to control the public and scare them into not breaking laws. Telling an ignorant or gullible person that they’re going to hell if they dont act perfect is an easy way to scare someone into shape. Religions contradict themeselves. They say that god is forgiving, yet they jump the gun and say that youll go to hell for beleiveing different than them. Honestly, it really pisses me off. If the man wants to express himself let him.

    • http://- MORPHINE

      @Barb G.:RESPECT!!!@James Smith:quit your ignorance and hypocrisy and stop being so omniscient.And yes:this IS blasphemy!!!

  • lee

    Black, yellow, brown, mulatto, octoroon, quadroon,muslim, christian, buddist, calvanist, Who really cares Obama is a treasonous liar who wishes only the destruction of America and the creation of a socialist state in its place. He is the antithesis of religion, respect and the American ideal. Call the painting what you wish. There is no glossing over what he is.

    • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

      Prove your claims or admit you’re a racist liar.

      You haven’t the faintest idea about what socialism is, either. Here’s a little primer on it for uneducated morons like you.

      During the cold war Americans were taught that Communism and Socialism were one and the same. Perhaps this was because the Soviet Union was official the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Or, as Senator McCarthy was fond of saying, “Godless Communists.”

      Actually, the Russians were not communists, socialists, or a republic. Real communism has not existed anywhere except for a few months after the 1917 Russian revolution. Totalitarian dictators have co-opted the terms, “Communist and Socialist” to conceal what they were really doing. THe result being that both terms came to resemble total evil to Americans and much of the “free world.” That misconception has never been corrected and today, the right-wing uses that misconception to demonize any liberal or progressive agenda.

      The truth is, the most socialist countries in the world right now are places like Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and perhaps Canada. All have democratically-elected governments, a happier population, better-educated citizens, a better standard of living, and better health care than the USA. For that matter, most of what you like about the USA was damned as “socialist” when liberals first proposed it.

      Tell us, which of these are you willing to give up because they’re “socialist”? Free paved roads, free public schools, police and fire protection, free public parks, clean and safe water, food, and medicines, regulated workplace safety, mandated overtime pay, social security, medicare, child labor laws, and anything else where everyone contributes to for the benefit of all? An example would be sports stadiums. They are often partially paid for by tax money even though only about 15% of any nearby population will ever enter them even though 100% help pay for them. Socialist!

      Again, which of these will you gladly give up?

      • ding bat

        “James Smith” You don’t mind being wrong do you?
        Starting out with a skewed version of history and ending up with half-baked economic theory of public goods.
        The economy of public goods should never be included in a discussion of economic systems. Public goods exist in all economic systems. Healthcare, food, medicines, work place safety, mandated overtime pay, social security, Medicare, or child labor laws are not public goods. Parks, clean and safe water are only public goods when you are in a metropolitan area; otherwise they don’t even exist.
        Here is an accounting phenomenon you will also not understand. If a company makes one penny of pure profit it also pays no taxes, period, ever. I will help you out before you reply with something stupid. The customers paid the taxes. you want to see trickle-down theory… raise taxes on the wealthy. I bet you start complaining about inflation.
        Inflation does not care why the cost of goods goes up, it is just a measure of the movement.
        Stick to your religious comments and leave the economics to the adults.

        • Me

          I don’t know about you James, perhaps you’re in the 47%, but I pay for those roads, schools, etc. every week out of my paycheck. They are not free. They are paid fopr by my blood, sweat and tears. What do you contribute if you think these things are free?

      • rosalind

        Thank you Great Post!!!!!!!!!!

      • rosalind

        James Great Post, Thank you

      • rick

        James, you are a moron… I hope you don’t breed your retarderd DNA and make a little commie for me to hate. There are too many stupid assholes like you on the planet already.

  • Angel

    I am not religious, so blasphemy does not concern me. What is frightening is the tendency of the Obama-cult to raise the president of the United States to deity-like status, which is just where Obama thinks he should be.

    Ancient rulers cemented their power by claiming they ruled by “divine right.” One can claim that Obama has not done so, but to watch him is to know his narcissism and his self-aggrandizement. And, if you can get your minions to do it for you, so much the better.

    This is dangerous for our country. How many times in the past week have we heard this sentiment repeated, including Jamie Foxx’s disgusting elevation of Obama to the role of the “Messiah?”

    The left has battled against religion, well not Islam, but certainly Christianity for a century, ever since they embraced Marxism.

    There must be no religion in public like, according to their mantra. And to a large extent they have succeeded.

    So now, they have Liberalism as their religion, and Obama as their god, and all of a sudden they are into Freedom of Religion, and Freedom of Speech.

    Remember, Liberals only believe in Freedom of Speech when it is their speech, and now, when it is their religion.

    • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

      Read my reply to Lee, below. Stop displaying yourself and a dumb-ass neo-con and liar. Prove your assertions as I have mine. Oops, awkward moment for you? No proof? No facts? No brains?

  • Elizabeth

    As I look at the painting all I feel is SORRY for the person responsible for expressing himself in this wrongful way. You know what, it’s not even sorry that I feel. All I must say is that JESUS CHRIST STILL SITS ON HIS THRONE.. this is not art, it’s a mock that I’m very against with. Ignorance has gotten the best out of the painter because if he knew who Jesus Christ WAS, WILL BE AND IS, he’d regret even making this public. All hell can break loose and Jesus still sits on his throne. May the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS ALL..

  • SGS

    Angel got it right,these liberals will do anything to dis Christians, if these brainwashed libs were’nt so biased to their own agenda they would have more credibility.Lets see these “enlighten” cowards dis the Muslim faith, I’m sure The Muslims would react alot differently!

  • Alex

    I am a liberal and an atheist and I even find this painting to be a bit odd but, either way he is just an artist expressing himself so I don’t really care.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    It “upsets the catholic church?” Good! They think they should be permitted to post their lies and evil ideas any time and any place. They also insist upon being protected from questioning or criticism. I say, they should be held to the same standards of truth and accountability as anyone else. True, that would mean the end of any religion, but, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

    • Irely

      They are.

  • Moneva

    Well, if anything, Obama could post for the Antichrist. That’s the only “job opening” I could come up with for him! Perfect job description.

  • Gayle

    Seems very appropriate after 4 years of Republicans doing their best to crucify him.

  • Gretchen

    I am a Christian and the president is not my Lord or Savior! Jesus Christ is the only one who died for me!

  • carla

    This is not a debate……. it is very simply. This is EVIL. No news for any other words, just EVIL! !!!!!

  • Janey

    I am a Christian. I don’t care if the Catholics are upset (plus I don’t really think of them as Christians. They only seem to worship Mary and the Pope.) And while this painting is a bit unusual I can’t say that that changes my day in the least. I’m still the same person with the same set of beliefs.

    • gary

      that is a joke he better quit make fun of our jesus christ

  • Belinda

    While i support President Obama he is not Jesus nor do i feel that he think he is. What i feel that the artist was trying to say is that the President being of half black that he has been crucify as of Jesus. While he is not Jesus he is one of my hero and he broke a barrier that yes a black man can be in the white house.

    • Robert

      Sorry Belinda. He is a 50/50 and I am sure the white half has given him many of his skills to con folks while his black half have provided him with the failed policies.

  • kim

    I’m sick to my stomic that this artist & add Jamie Foxs’ remarks at the BET awards have put this man to a level of the Son of God. I hope people stop and think back to the way that the middle east worship their leaders that are murders of inosents who do not fall in line with their ideology. I pray this country goes this way.

    • Irely

      Sad to say madam, this is no longer a free country. There are those of us that are moving to other “states” where we CAN be what we once were–free from tyranny and not being used as 50 stepping stones to socialism. In like manner, why don’t you move to where you can join in where the sacrilegious and anti-patriotic beliefs are strong. Nay, you allow these sentiments to be forced upon you and you, being so adversely educated, will follow blindly to your own demise. On the other side of the coin, I’ll keep the Bible in my right hand and the constitution under it as I’ve always carried my schoolbooks.

      • cortney

        If I or anyone else is so what you have your beliefs & i have mine but am telling what you should or should not no I would rather you ignorant people go & kill yourselves with your so sanctified views & opionions while shoving your bible of lies up your butts,but hey im not shouting it from the hill tops why ? Because i DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOUR KIND IF I DONT WANT TO &YOU PEOPLE SHOULD DO THE SAME STOP FORCING YOUR VIEWS ON OTHERS KEEP IT TO YOUR SELF OR EXPRESS IT IN YOUR DAILY HATE GROUP TOGETHER !

        • rick

          Then go to hell where you belong.

  • cortney

    GET OVER IT YOU SAD MORONS. THIS IS THE U.S. People have the right to express themselves anyway they want as long as they are not physically hurting someone. Wow ! Its like the zealots that think cable tv should be banned for all instead of them blocking it from their children or not purchasing it at all if you dont agree with someone’s opionion wel thats your perogative too but isnt it also the other persons to express themselves how they see fit ? Move somewhere, wher you & everything is suppressed then you should have nothing to complain about im so sick of you people !! GET A @#%! Life

    • fairyfighter

      not just mormons you dumb @$$ its the catholics, christians, and a whole lot a other regions that see jesus as the savior.
      as my mother always says ” opinions are like @$$es, everyone has one and it stinks” and dude yours reeks to high heaven

  • Irely

    Separation between Church and State started its demise with the first “JAMES SMITH” spoke without a proper education in the catholic vs. Catholicism faiths. Lower case catholic refers to Christian beliefs according to the 3 Creeds discussed with the Formula of Concord. Catholicism refers to the pope as the head of the church and teaches Mary with Jesus as a “sidekick”. The second “bo” took the oath of office as the president of ONLY THOSE WHO FOLLOW HIM DOWN THE WIDE AND WINDING ROAD TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MAP TO KEEPING THE US FREE. He IS muslim–cf. Rev. Wright. He is a socialistic leader–cf. obamacare; claiming OWNERSHIP of successful businesses; buying mo a $600 “clutch” bag to see the queen; using every means of media to push his beliefs onto “US citizens”; etc; etc; etc; ad infinitum. Which means quite frankly the beginning of the end of “United States” as I believe we are a country divided and, therefore, no longer under God’s Grace. Das ist das Ende. KYRIE!!!

  • Thomas

    / Great thoughts, Amanda. BTW, I saw the following piece on the net. /

    Obama Enslaves & Destroys Inner Cities

    ( I experienced all this while trapped in a large American city.)

    The suburbs are booming, but not fast enough. Yessir, you ghetto folks
    in inner cities have started a good thing, but there are still lots of acres
    outside the cities without any houses on them. So you’ve gotta move into
    “untouched” city blocks and do the following:
    Throw trash everywhere. You’ll insure that your friends who pick up trash
    and distribute free rat poison packets will keep their jobs. And folks can
    predict the weather by the direction the trash is blowing!
    Walk down the street. Better yet, rhythm down it. And when I say street
    I don’t mean sidewalk. Save sidewalks for your friends on cycles. Besides,
    it’s hard to fit many cursing, screaming, drinking, pot-smoking kids on a
    sidewalk, and it’s also hard to spot keys and other things left in cars when
    you’re walking on a sidewalk!
    When walking down a street, turn your head when you hear a car coming
    and stare at the driver. For all you know, it might be one of your enemies
    out to get you. On the other hand, it might be only your neighbor and all
    that hateful staring might make him want to move out.
    Be sure to beget lots of unloved, unsupervised, unwashed two-legged
    “Obama welfare meal tickets” – either through wedlock or (preferably) out of
    wedlock. And let them often ring doorbells, begging for money.
    Turn quiet streets into noisy jungles. Have a blast – a
    long blast with your car horn under your neighbor’s window at
    3:00 a.m. Let folks know who the real honkies are! Blow your horn when (1)
    you see the police coming (2) you want to buy some dope (3) you want to sell
    some dope (4) for any other reason. Play your stereo so loudly that folks can’t
    hear sirens going to the latest holdup or arson. Be noisy, man, noisy!
    Be cruel to animals, especially “man’s best friend.” Tie your dog on a
    short chain under a blazing sun with no water or food or love or license or
    dog shots. Make him as mean as you are. Better yet, let your dog run loose.
    Neighbors love to find freshly killed cats (after hearing their screams) and
    other goodies on their lawns. Pit one dog against another in bloody “canine
    cockfights” while friends lounge on car hoods and cheer and make bets! And
    what madness is it where folks move out and abandon pets in the house,
    leaving them nothing to eat but their own droppings? This happens often in the
    ghetto, and almost no one will help the animals.
    Keep a good supply of Saturday Night Specials – also Sunday, Monday,
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Night Specials. Your criminal
    presence will improve your neighbor’s light bill; when he isn’t watching you
    at night (with his lights off), he will be able to read books at night by
    the light of the police helicopter searchlights!
    Here’s more insanity: Uncle Sam spends millions of our tax money to
    move you into our neighborhoods where we lose much when we sell our homes.
    So you have your nerve when you glare and swear at us when we don’t move
    out quickly; but you’re the reason we can’t find good buyers! I really wonder
    what you and Uncle Sam will do when lots of folks move to the wilderness and
    live off the land and consequently don’t have to pay taxes to support such
    sickness!
    Finally, spread the rumor that all of your troubles are associated with
    skin, even though you and I know that your problem isn’t skin. It’s sin!!!
    What makes a ghetto? It’s not the paint on a house (or lack of it) but all
    of you two-legged pains in the neck!
    For more information on Blockbuster Obama, Google “The Background Obama
    Can’t Cover Up.”

    (anyone is free to copy and air this paper)

    • rosalind

      you are a sick piece of work!!!!!!!!!!1 I have never smelled a worst oder than that of white people. Smell yourself you people stink( smell like wet DOGS) No Joke and i know you can smell it.

  • rosalind

    Everyone fails to realize that the picture that the white man portrays as Jesus is to make you think he is White but the Bible says different so these lies the white man has been painting for years. If this is the way he sees Jesus so be it, We have been living with the White mans lies for YEARS…………….

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    • Steve

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