GOP Rep, Religious Leaders Accuse Obama Admin. of Religious ‚ÄėHypocrisy‚Äô Over Controversial ‚ÄėP*** Christ‚Äô Photograph (warning..language)
GOP Rep, Religious Leaders Accuse Obama Admin. of Religious ‚ÄėHypocrisy‚Äô Over Controversial ‚ÄėPiss Christ‚Äô Photograph
An infamous anti-Christian photograph titled ‚ÄúPiss Christ,‚ÄĚ showing a small plastic crucifix soaked in the artist‚Äôs urine, will go on display in Manhattan‚Äôs Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery on Thursday, The New York Post reports.
Almost immediately after it was announced that ‚ÄúPiss Christ‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúInnocence of Muslims‚ÄĚ that offended people of the Islamic faith and supposedly sparked unrest in the Middle East.
‚ÄúThe Obama administration‚Äôs hypocrisy and utter lack of respect for the religious beliefs of Americans has reached an all-time high,‚ÄĚ Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) told Fox News. ‚ÄúI call on President Obama to stand up for America‚Äôs values and beliefs and denounce the ‚ÄėPiss Christ‚Äô that has offended Christians at home and abroad.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúPiss Christ‚ÄĚ made its official debut in 1989. Then Republican Senator Alfonse D‚ÄôAmato, of New York, slammed the photograph during a speech on the Senate floor, calling it ‚Äúa deplorable, despicable piece of vulgarity.‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúprotected class‚ÄĚ for Muslims and some other segments of the population.