Unreal: Painting depicts Barack Obama as crucified Christ

Earlier today, Twitchy told you about actor Jamie Foxx’s cultish, outrageous remarks about President Obama being “our Lord and Savior.” Now, Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports that a painting depicting Obama as a crucified Jesus Christ is on display at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. According to Starnes, the painting was originally supposed to be displayed nearly four years ago at an event in New York City, but the event was canceled due to public outcry.

[Artist Michael D’Antuono] 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.”

Is that so?

D’Antuono blamed the controversy on conservative media “trying to promote the idea that liberals believe the president to literally be our savior.”

D’Antuono can play the blame game all he wants. But one look at the painting, called “Truth,” is enough to show that the criticisms he’s faced are more than well-deserved:

Painting Depicts #Obama as Crucified Christ – radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to… – Does the #left defend this? twitter.com/GrayMatterRock…

— GrayMatterRocks (@GrayMatterRocks) November 26, 2012

Conservatives are livid over this latest example of the deification of Barack Obama:

Seriously, people. WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?! radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to…

— Heather (@hboulware) November 26, 2012

They believe. RT @rbpundit: At some point, stuff like this has to backfire, right? radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to… I mean, when is it too much?

— Mamadoxie (@Mamadoxie) November 26, 2012

@bostonmaggie oh lawdy .. radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to…

— Kate Braddock (@fatekisminy) November 26, 2012

I honestly don’t know what to say anymore –> Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to… via @toddstarnes #tcot

— Kimberly C (@conkc2) November 26, 2012

Painting depicts Obama as the Crucified Christ: @toddstarnes: bit.ly/Th7etV RTIf I call this sacrilege, is that racist?

— Gene Lingerfelt (@genelingerfelt) November 26, 2012

RT @toddstarnes: Painting depicts Obama as the Crucified Christ bit.ly/Th7etV – Sickening, especially on heels of Jamie Foxx comment

— JeffSoh (@JeffSoh) November 26, 2012

really? this crap is ok? we are in SO much trouble… “@toddstarnes: Painting depicts Obama as the Crucified Christ bit.ly/Th7etV RT”

— Chris (@Comptra11) November 26, 2012

I’m agnostic and I’m offended!! This crap is ridiculous and unacceptable. radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to…

— Heather (@hboulware) November 26, 2012

Painting Depicts Obama as Crucified Christ | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/to… via @toddstarnes THIS IS DISGUSTING!

— David (@cupsdaddy) November 26, 2012

“Disgusting” doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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