Obama as Lord and Savior

At Religion Dispatches, Edward Blum discusses the depiction of Barack Obama as a Christ-like figure. One painting by Michael D’Antuono on display in a Boston community college shows the president “with a crown of thorns and arms stretched out to look as if he is on a cross.” Blum notes the painting “has riled the right wing punditry,” but points out “this is not the first piece of art to depict Obama as a Christ figure; nor is this the first piece of American art to depict a black man as Jesus. ”

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