A multitude of conservatives criticized liberals for their purported "worship" of then-candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 election cycle. Now, those critiques are likely to resurface after FOX News' Todd Starnes reported that street vendors in downtown Charlotte are selling artwork and posters that appear liken Obama to Jesus Christ (yes, really).
One of the posters makes it clear that Obama's election to the presidency is indicative of "prophecy" being "fulfilled." There's an image of the president, seemingly praying, with a line that reads, "Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is 'flash of lightning.'" Hussein, the poster claims, is also a word with Biblical origins that means "good and handsome." The verse Judges 4:6 is also referenced.
The posters, which Starnes notes are being sold outside security zones at the Democratic National Convention, make it clear that Obama was "destined" to "rise like a flash of lightning to win victory."
Of course, the messages weren't put out by the Obama campaign, nor were they blessed by the Democratic Party. Still, they're a fascinating look into a world of Obama worship that apparently still exists four years after he first rose to prominence.
There is also an Obama calendar on sale, Starnes reported. Much like the poster, it, too, features religious imagery that is given a connotative attachment to the president. The month of August (Obama's birthday is August 4th), features a picture of the president's birth certificate and reads, "Heaven Sent." The popular New Testament verse John 3:16 is also included.
The oddity doesn't end there. While it's likely a coincidence, Starnes notes that a stained-glass window (it's purpose is currently unknown) is expected to be used at some point during the convention. A supposed image of this is presented above. Read the entire report from FOX News here.