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…
“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.”
Did you get that? The artist is depicting Obama as Jesus because Obama isn’t Jesus, and it’s silly to think anybody really believes differently.
Aw, come on, you wingnuts. What’s the big deal? It’s not like D’Antuono put up a YouTube video belittling the Prophet Mohammed. Now, that would be a problem. That would deeply offend people of faith, and any acts of violence those people of faith blamed on such blasphemy would be D’Antuono’s fault. That would make our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media question the limits of free speech.
This is just an amateurish painting on display at a community college. Shut up.