this is a discussion within the Poli-Sci Community Forum; Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.” The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White ...
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|01-20-2013, 01:40 PM||#1|
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Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus
Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.”
The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.”
“Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges.
Hussein, they allege, is a Biblical word meaning “good and handsome.”
“So you see, Barak was destined to be a good and handsome man that would rise like a flash of lightning to win victory in a battle against overwhelming odds,” the poster read.
This week’s cover of Newsweek depicts President Obama as the “Second Coming” – a biblical reference to the return of Christ.
It’s not the first time that Obama has been deified by his supporters.
Actor Jamie Foxx called President Obama “our Lord and Savior” during a recent television appearance.
“It’s like church over here,” Foxx told the audience. “First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama.”
“Barack Obama,” he shouted as the audience cheered.
Florida A&M professor Barbara Thompson published a book titled “The Gospel According to Apostle Barack.” The book likens Obama to Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society, Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society, for the middle class and working poor,” she wrote in an excerpt published by The Daily Caller. “Apostle Barack, the next young leader with a new cause, had been taken to the mountaintop and allowed to see over the other side.”
A controversial painting of President Obama, posed as Jesus Christ on the cross, was part of an art exhibit at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.
The Michael D’Antuono painting is called “The Truth” — and features the president with his arms stretched out — wearing a crown of thorns.
The original debut of the painting four years ago was cancelled due to public outrage, Design & Trend reported.
At the time D’Antuono told Air America that he didn’t mean to “disrespect people’s religion. It’s meant as a political piece.”
And at the Democratic National Convention street vendors were selling an array of products including a prayer garment embroidered with President Obama’s name — along with a calendar that declared him “heaven sent.”
The entry also included a photograph of Obama along with a passage of Scripture from the New Testament.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” the entry read — referencing John 3:16.
The month of November includes an image of individuals with their hands on Obama’s back — with the words “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
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|01-20-2013, 02:14 PM||#2|
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Re: Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus
Just trying to bring it to the center again and again.
I knew it was coming. I saw the cover on Fox national news this morning.
You are preaching to the choir here.
Newsweek did this. Obama did not do this.
Newsweek made a real error there. It is wrong. Silly. Insulting to Obama and insuting to people who believe in Jesus Christ.
The Newsweek cover hurts Obama instead of helping him in terms of public image, bringing unity, is belitting to the inauguration and perhaps that is what Newsweek wanted to do. Maybe Newsweek wanted to make fun of him. Newsweek is really belitting and making a buffoon of him.
You should like this if you don't like Obama for himself, his politics , beliefs, whatever.
This is a terrible cover. It is doing him no favors.
Jamie Foxx from the know-nothing celebrities said that about Obama.
That was an insult to Obama and not a complement.
It really had the opposite effect of what Jaime Foxx wanted to perhaps express for himself.
Also, who was Jaime Fox refering to as "our?" Who is "our?" Who?
Rights. Freedoms. If Jaime Foxx wanted to say Obama or Salami or HIS Mama was HIS Lord and Savior , fine.
I give Jaime Foxx a pass because, like so many of his ignorant, uneducated, self-absorbed , blabbering imbeciles of celebrities from Hollyweird and the Country Music world, know nothing of which they speak unless they have a script before them or their press agent writes something for them to say.
Most celebriites should be seen and not heard unless they are on film at the cinemaplex or cd. OKAY!!!!
I did not say all entertainers, but some of , most entertainers need to be quiet for a change on subjects about subjects they know nothing about.
This pull of passage from the Bible and apply it to Obama is so wrong. It is an insult to Christians everywhere.
Newsweek's terrible idea is the same for Bunker Hill College and the vendors who sold similar insulting crap at the DNC. Insulting to him. Insulting to Christians.
The Democratic NC , via the net, should have put out a statement they did not endorse unofficial items and especially that.
It did him no favors.
Flipside, I do not recall national Republican talking heads or their media really rallying all mout against reporting that crazy right wing religious groups and their people were saying Obama was beginning of the anti-Christ per the Bible yet not the anti-Christ. You put that out there and let it feed itself. Here is just one example.
Texas Megachurch Pastor Says Obama Will 'Pave Way' for Antichrist
That was an insult to Christians everywhere and to Obama.
Best Obama or his press secretary could do and should do ASAP, seems to me, have WH issue statement they , especially the President , do not accept, condone, or agree with that Newsweek cover.
People and especially Christians should boycot this Newsweek magazine. Don't buy it.
If they have a subscription to Newsweek, mail this issue magazine back to Newsweek.