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Barack Obama Depicted as Jesus: ‘The Truth’ Painting Draws Criticism for Controversial Metaphor

posted on November 29, 2012

For The Huffington Post, Meredith Bennett-Smith writes about the reaction to a painting that places President Barack Obama “in a position that is reminiscent of the crucifixion.” Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic for Religious and Civil Rights, stated, “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.” The artist, Michael D’Antuono, said, “The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically.” 

Read at The Huffington Post