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.
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." D'Antuono said the public exhibition "has afforded me the ability to right a wrong."
The whining continues:
He [D'Antuono] dismissed critics who called the display blasphemous.'Yeah, those damn Christians don't understand the nuance of my highly innelekshual discourse here, and then they have the nerve to talk all mean and stuff.' Little Mikey fails to get it that when a Christian tells you you're going to burn in Hell for mocking the Savior, they're just telling you the rules of Christianity. Christians are required to worry about your soul even when you don't Mikey. Maybe even especially when you don't.
"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."
In the aftermath of his aborted first attempt – the artist said he received more than 4,000 emails containing messages that were "anything but Christian-like."
"But I accepted that it is their right to express themselves and hope that they now see it in their hearts to afford me the same right," he said.
Personally I think Mikey is burning in his own hell right now just by being the dick that he is. But that's just me. I claim no higher knowledge.
The crowning glory here, if I may employ the Lefty nested irony trick, is the fact that Little Mickey is trashing Christianity, the source of his rights and freedoms, and indeed the source of the civilization he lives in and enjoys, to get a guy reelected who is trying to dismantle Mikey's rights and freedoms and destroy that civilization as fast as he possibly can. I figure there's enough irony in there to start a steel plant.