How many times in the last week have we heard that the “U.S. rejects “all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others”” and that the Obama admin and State Dept. “absolutely reject its content and message” when it comes to the video being used as a scapegoat for the Islamist violence and protests which just happened to occur on September 11? The Obama admin. even went as far as asking Google to see if the trailers for the movie violated YouTube’s terms of service, and the filmaker just happened to get a midnight visit from a ton of police. People wondered if Team Obama would do the same when it came to religions other than Islam being insulted. They were quite silent on the play “The Book Of Mormon”, and ……
(Fox News) Religious groups are blasting President Obama for not condemning am anti-Christian art display set to appear in New York City and one Republican lawmaker said he is “fed up with the administration’s double standard and religious hypocrisy.
“Piss Christ,” once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday. The artwork features a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.”
Rep. Michael Grimm (R, C-NY) wants to know why President Obama hasn’t denounced the exhibit and said he’s fed up with what he called the administration’s “religious hypocrisy.”
“The Obama administration’s hypocrisy and utter lack of respect for the religious beliefs of Americans has reached an all-time high,” Grimm 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.”
So will the Obama Administration condemn the anti-Christian art display? Will they air a television ad denouncing the exhibit? Will the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ask the gallery to cancel the exhibit?
The White House did not return calls seeking comment. Neither did the Pentagon.
Of course, the big difference is that there is no concern that all those who are offended by this “art” will riot, murder, destroy property, burn down McDonald’s stores, and threaten America with death. There won’t be any flags burned. You won’t see Christians and Catholics, nor Mormons, marching wearing Salafist headbands and carrying Salafist flags. There might be some protests, but, this “art” has been around since 1989, and there have been no violent protests over it. You can’t say the same about Islamists. This administration has afforded Islam protections it won’t provide to any other religion.
Blazing Cat Fur has an interesting take on the “art.”