Readings — From the February 2013 issue

Martyr Complex

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From emails received by Michael D’Antuono in response to his painting The Truth, which depicts President Barack Obama in a crucifixion-like pose and wearing a crown of thorns. D’Antuono originally planned to show the painting in New York City in 2009, but after receiving more than 4,000 emails about the work, he canceled the exhibition. The Truth appeared publicly for the first time last October at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery, in Boston.

The Truth is a nice painting, but I fear that the thorned crown will only embolden those who criticize his supposed image as some religious “Savior” for those of us who support him. Americans need to view Obama professionally.

Typical atheist pig. Doesn’t believe in the real Jesus so thinks Obama is God. Just like artists in Germany got money to help Hitler.

What’s next? Something glorifying the gulags?

The truth is your picture is blasphemous. Not only is Obama not Christlike, he is closer to Lucifer. How could someone who thinks he is God possibly believe in someone else as the Son of God?

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