GOP Rep, Religious Leaders Accuse Obama Admin. of Religious ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Controversial ‘P*** Christ’ Photograph (warning..language)
GOP Rep, Religious Leaders Accuse Obama Admin. of Religious ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Controversial ‘Piss Christ’ Photograph
An infamous anti-Christian photograph titled “Piss Christ,” showing a small plastic crucifix soaked in the artist’s urine, will go on display in Manhattan’s Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery on Thursday, The New York Post reports.
Almost immediately after it was announced that “Piss Christ” would be making a surprise return to the Big Apple, Christian leaders and conservative lawmakers began accusing the Obama administration of religious hypocrisy, saying while the White House has been silent on the anti-Christian photograph, it has constantly and strongly condemned the low-budget anti-Muslim YouTube clip “Innocence of Muslims” that offended people of the Islamic faith and supposedly sparked unrest in the Middle East.
“The Obama administration’s hypocrisy and utter lack of respect for the religious beliefs of Americans has reached an all-time high,” Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) told Fox News. “I call on President Obama to stand up for America’s values and beliefs and denounce the ‘Piss Christ’ that has offended Christians at home and abroad.”
“Piss Christ” made its official debut in 1989. Then Republican Senator Alfonse D’Amato, of New York, slammed the photograph during a speech on the Senate floor, calling it “a deplorable, despicable piece of vulgarity.” He went on to tear a reproduction of the photograph to shreds and tossed the pieces on the ground, according to The New York Times.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, told Fox News that there appears to be a “protected class” for Muslims and some other segments of the population.