Obama As Jesus Painting On Display After Canceled Event

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Obama As Jesus Painting On Display After Canceled Event
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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.

Obama As Jesus Painting On Display After Canceled Event
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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


    • 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 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.


    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


  • 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


  • 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


  • roger


    • 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


    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.

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