Painting of Lord Obama

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This no doubt is blasphemy.

Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for a religious deity or the irreverence towards religious or holy persons or things.

By Todd Starnes

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.

The painting is called “Truth” – and shows the president with his arms outstretched. A crown of thorns rests on his head.

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.”

A spokesperson for the art gallery told Fox News there hasn’t been any criticism of the painting.

D’Antuono said the public exhibition “has afforded me the ability to right a wrong.”

He dismissed critics who called the display blasphemous.

“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.

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Obama May Skirt Congress to Ban Semiautomatic Firearms

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This doesn’t surprise me at all….but will he get away with it?  Well I haven’t seen him stopped yet!

Second Amendment activist John Snyder writes on his blog today that confidential sources have told him that the Obama administration may attempt to skirt Congress and outlaw semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices under Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

photoClinton’s Street Sweeper classification cited as precedent.

“Under this scenario, semiautomatics and high capacity magazines could be acquired only with great difficulty and at great expense by America’s estimated 100 million law-abiding firearms owners,” Snyder explains.

Prior to Obama’s reelection earlier this month, it was rumored that notorious gun-grabber Dianne Feinstein instructed her legal staff to meet with the legal staff over at the BATF to discuss possible legislation outlawing semiautomatic firearms, according to sources cited by The Shooting Wire. The legal staffs reportedly also talked about banning pistol grips and “high-capacity” magazines.

Lawrence G. Keane, Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, allegedly forwarded information confirming to meeting and its objectives, according to David Codrea.

Snyder writes that congressional Second Amendment supporters are preparing to do battle and defeat any effort by Feinstein to rollback the Second Amendment. In response, the “Obama administration now may order the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to take the classification step.  Some gun-grabbers view the designation of Street Sweeper shotguns as Title 2 items during the Clinton administration as precedent for such a move.”

The so-called Street Sweeper was reclassified as a destructive device in 1999 and requires an owner to register it with ATF within 30 days. Failure to do so may result in a $250,000 fine or up to 10 years in prison. Moreover, following the reclassification, the ATF contacted all purchasers of record of the shotguns and told them the weapons are now considered destructive devices and that they must be registered with the government.

“Such a move surely would galvanize the law-abiding grass roots gun-owning American public into opposition as it never has before,” Snyder notes. “At the very least, it would lead to an action in the U.S. House of Representatives to defund if not eliminate entirely the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  To what it would lead at the very most is anyone’s guess.”

John Snyder is a noted gun rights activist. He has been called “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, a “champion of the right of self-defense” by The Washington Times, and “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News.

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