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Boston Community College Art Gallery To Display Painting Depicting Obama As Crucified Christ. What say you?

CAPISCE 2012/11/27 00:49:10
A painting that features President Obama posed as Jesus Christ crucified on a cross 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 on the cross 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 said 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,” . “My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”
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  • none 2012/11/27 02:19:03
    none
    +7
    A more appropriate painting would be Obama's head coming out of a donkey's ass.

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  • juneathomas 2012/12/02 00:10:47
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/12/01 20:12:52
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    Fine.

    It's art...who cares?
  • EDWARD G 2012/11/28 01:59:26
    EDWARD G
    What nonsense! Give Christ a rest, wasn't his Passion and death enough?
  • Wahvlvke 2012/11/27 19:06:52
    Wahvlvke
    Probably a product of an NEA grant ... promoted by slobbering barney and the long faced traitor.
  • frank 2012/11/27 17:37:54
    frank
    +1
    He may think he is god but this is completely disrespectful to Jesus Christ. Christ is our savior not Omama!
  • Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/27 16:31:54
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    My first thought after reading the comment at the bottom... is HE IS a LYRE... his intent was absolutely to compare Oblah Blah to Jesus....
  • BifDaddy 2012/11/27 15:47:14
    BifDaddy
    +1
    Typical liberals.

    Mocking our Savior.

    They’ll be sorry in the end.
  • J.L.Worley 2012/11/27 15:26:35
    J.L.Worley
    +2
    He is imitating Christ and that's not what he should be doing.
  • Flamdingo 2012/11/27 14:40:10
    Flamdingo
    +2
    ANTI-CHRIST!
  • Walt 2012/11/27 14:28:37
    Walt
    +1
    Whoever's responsible for putting the nails in, I wish they would hurry up.
  • kmay 2012/11/27 14:28:27 (edited)
    kmay
    +3
    "Now if he had been depicted as Mohammed.. the whole world would be on fire and you could hear the pig-like squeals of indigation from the white house from miles away..."
    John J. Mercieca

    world fire hear pig-like squeals indigation white house john mercieca

    world fire hear pig-like squeals indigation white house john mercieca
  • Rustie 2012/11/27 14:08:27
    Rustie
    And who's fault will it be when life imitates art?
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2012/11/27 13:18:20
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    +1
    “My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”
    Seems to be a reoccurring theme, comparing Obobo to Jesus. Just remember, however, say nothing "bad" about Mohammad.
    Terrorist Mo
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/11/27 13:12:53
  • Lady Wh... Sodahea... 2012/11/27 14:29:17
    Lady Whitewolf
    I like!
  • Avi Rosen 2012/11/27 11:41:58
    Avi Rosen
    +1
    A more appropriate picture would be Obama's pic or draft as a naked king.
    Symbolizing the king is naked, his promises are as a cheque without cover.
    Taking it one notch further, I would NOT draw balls, where there should have appeared...
  • Mav 2012/11/27 10:51:57
    Mav
    I say its extremely insulting to Jesus and his people both Jews and Christians. And even if i wasn't Christian i'd be against it for the simple fact that its "meant" to be an insult.
  • Sodahea... Mav 2012/11/27 13:05:32
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    Protip: Jews don't believe in Jesus.
  • Mav Sodahea... 2012/11/27 13:12:20 (edited)
    Mav
    Actually they do they just don't believe he was the prophesied Messiah
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/11/27 09:46:03
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +1
    Now they need to dip it into a big barrel of urine. That would make a statement.
  • Beagle Mom 2012/11/27 09:45:50
    Beagle Mom
    Commissioned by Jamie Foxx? Sheesh.
  • ed 2012/11/27 09:44:39
    ed
    I would like to see one of two things happen ,nobody show up or people protesting.
  • moknowsky 2012/11/27 09:12:27
    moknowsky
    Boston is a town infested by 0bamabots.he iis their god of the godless, their commander in the war of libersal aggression against America!
  • JOHN C 2012/11/27 08:02:11
    JOHN C
    +1
    the crucified part is right anyway......
  • Andrew 2012/11/27 08:00:36
    Andrew
    +2
    Best way to protest this depiction is to stay home and not go see it! We all know here are those who can't separate the true Savior of mankind from this imposter. Only thing we can do about it is tell the story of the one (Jesus Christ) who can really make a difference in their lives!
  • History... Andrew 2012/11/27 08:19:06
    HistoryBuff782
    +1
    What difference? People from every other religion or belief could say the same thing, with just as much certainty. Christianity and Islam (the two big dogs, in terms of religion), have only served to stand as justification for genocides and millions of deaths throughout history, and repress human social/scientific progress.
  • Andrew History... 2012/11/27 10:11:48
    Andrew
    +2
    Sounds like you have some ax to grind! Anyone who makes the comments you just did can't see the reality of the great good Christianity has given the world. Of course some evil has been perpatrated by some bearing the name of Christ! That is a shame, but more good has been done in the name of Jesus by far! The difference Christ makes in a person's life is to change their destiny in spite of their sin! Jesus Christ came for the purpose of saving sinners, which includes all of us! I am thankful that he did!
  • joes least wild 2012/11/27 07:50:19
    joes least wild
    Someone get me a plane to Boston.
  • USAF Vet 2012/11/27 07:48:17
    USAF Vet
    +3
    D'Antuono forgot to place Obama's feet in a jar of urine then splatter elephant dung all over the canvass, now there’s ‘art.’
  • TheTruth1313 2012/11/27 07:15:50
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Well, admittedly, I'm torn here...on the one hand, the idea of the liar in chief being crucified does tend to make me smile. However, I'm not so sure I like the context.
  • Broken 2012/11/27 05:47:54
    Broken
    +3
    Outrageou! He is a liar to say he did not compare Mr. O to Christ. The Christians are insulted! But where are the protests and riots and deth threats like when the Islamists get insulted?
  • Sodahea... Broken 2012/11/27 13:06:26
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    Why don't you start it yourself, you lazy bum?
  • KilrQueen 2012/11/27 05:32:57
    KilrQueen
    +2
    Disgusting
  • dawn 2012/11/27 05:16:56
    dawn
    +2
    Yeah right, this leader of the chickens wouldn't dare do this with Mohammad. I guess it would be alright to hang his naked Mother up there--hey it's just art--yeah right. Pathetic.
  • Matt M 2012/11/27 05:15:21
    Matt  M
    It's just a metaphor? Shoot, I was getting my hopes up.
  • A Founding Father 2012/11/27 04:37:18
    A Founding Father
    +2
    If you've ever spent time at or near an "art college" you will know there is a liklihood of meeting more than one borderline insane mind wrapped up in "self" and narcissism. At
    such a place these persons can claim their delusions and offensive scribbles are "art" and
    "expression" of some worthwhile purpose. The results of bad parenting often show up at
    places like this, searching for attention. Ignore them and they eventually go away.
  • Chaugan 2012/11/27 04:15:30
    Chaugan
    +5
    Wow...just wow...all the other presidents NEVER got so close to being a god...I wonder why?
  • mac9 2012/11/27 03:50:48
    mac9
    +4
    I say.....WTF??????????? obama coming out of donkeys ass
  • PoliticallyIncorrect 2012/11/27 03:27:36
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +2
    I didn't realize they crucified Muslims, or does this mean that Obama is a Jew? Well, wait a minute, he can't be a Roman citizen and he's not a ... what is he that he gets crucified if the "artist" says the name of it is "Truth"? Oh, does that mean that Obama is a criminal and being punished as such? Yeah, that's the ticket. Obama is a criminal, broke Roman law, and was crucified for his crimes. Now, THAT's the "Truth" ... What a complete piece of garbage.
  • Muver 2012/11/27 03:16:42
    Muver
    +1
    What I want to say about this I can not, so I will not...

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