By Todd Starnes, FOXNews.com
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 â€œfed up with the administrationâ€™s double standard and religious hypocrisy.
â€œPiss Christ,â€ once branded as a â€œdeplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,â€ will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday. The artwork features a â€œphotograph of the crucifix submerged in the artistâ€™s urine.â€
The artwork debuted in 1989 and was funded through prize money provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The art gallery hosting the retrospective salute to Andres Serrano is privately owned.
Religious groups and some lawmakers have already started sounding off â€“ and making comparisons to the controversy over a recent anti-Muslim film. The low budget movie â€œInnocence of Muslimsâ€ sparked violent and deadly clashes across the globe.
It also brought strong rebukes, condemnations and apologies from President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of administration officials.
The administration tried to have the film removed from YouTube â€“ but Google rebuffed their request. The State Dept. spent $70,000 on a Pakistani television advertisement rebuking the film. And the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff personally telephoned a Christian minister in Florida to ask him to withdraw his support of the film.
Rep. Michael Grimm (R, C-NY) wants to know why President Obama hasnâ€™t denounced the exhibit and said heâ€™s fed up with what he called the administrationâ€™s â€œreligious hypocrisy.â€
â€œThe Obama administrationâ€™s hypocrisy and utter lack of respect for the religious beliefs of Americans has reached an all-time high,â€ Grimm told Fox News. â€œI call on President Obama to stand up for Americaâ€™s values and beliefs and denounce the â€˜Piss Christâ€™ that has offended Christians at home and abroad.â€
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