Heckler hollers “anti-Christ” at Obama

posted at 5:35 pm on September 27, 2011 by Tina Korbe

It was a rowdy crowd yesterday at the House of Blues, where the president at a reelection fundraiser exalted Obamacare to raucous applause and the shouted reminder, “Don’t forget medical marijuana!” But the most memorable exchange happened earlier in the evening, when a self-proclaimed-Jesus-loving heckler called Obama “the anti-Christ.”

Obama got a rude welcome shortly after he took the stage when a bearded man standing in the front row near the stage began heckling him.

“Christian God is the one and only true living God, the creator of Heaven and the Universe,” he shouted, as the crowd began booing loudly to try to drown him out.

Obama stopped speaking and smiled uncomfortably at him as the man continued shouting: “I love Jesus. Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ is the son of God.”

Eventually, the Secret Service plunged into the crowd and dragged the man toward the exit. “Jesus Christ is God; Barack Obama is the antichrist!” he shouted.

The president handled it all rather graciously, but I’m skeptical as to when and in what context this little piece of audience anger will appear in another of our leader’s speeches. If the boos of a few people provided Obama with fodder for classless and cowardly accusations against the GOP at large, I’ll not be surprised if the isolated antics of a lone yeller reappear as unpresidential panderings at some point in the future, as well. It would have been better if the man hadn’t shouted the highly charged term at the president of the United States, just as it would have been better if no audience members had expressed derision for the gay soldier at the Fox/Google debate. But before anyone cites this “anti-Christ” incident as evidence of conservative incivility, I humbly offer the reminder that what examples of conservative boorishness we’ve seen of late have come from independent crowd members — while the incendiary utterances of the left have issued forth from the lips of the likes of the vice president, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Congressmen-and-women and, to a certain extent, the president himself. That’s the oft-repeated difference.

Still, that’s not an excuse for idiotic proclamations from anyone — just another caution against the hypocrisy of some easily-offended liberals. For what it’s worth (and slightly OT), I hope no conservatives anywhere ever indulge in the sort of atrocious, vile language Alec Baldwin’s Twitter lovers recently lobbed at Michelle Malkin. I’m just not inured enough yet to the insults of the other side to be able to laugh at such disgusting expressions — and I’m pretty sure my heart would actually break if I found out those whose policy positions I agree with are no better.


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Well IMHO he’s either the false or true Anti Christ. Perhaps he’s the false and Soros is the true. But then that’s just me.

ProudPalinFan on September 28, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Also, the crowd booed the “Jesus” statements-where’s the outrage?

conservative pilgrim on September 28, 2011 at 8:01 AM

It was a speech, not a theological seminar.
They booed the wackjob, not his not his silly proclamation.

chumpThreads on September 28, 2011 at 8:25 AM

I think everyone who has lived in a large city has heard the yell, seen the signs, and read the back of buses and cars.
It used to be mainly the Pope was the anti-Christ…

right2bright on September 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Some believe the next pope after Benedict will be Pope Peter…and that will be the one.

Then again I risk entering the theology/apocalyptic arena, and this is not the thread for it.

ProudPalinFan on September 28, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Haven’t seen the three 6′s, but I have seen that weird lightning bolt scar on the side of his head. What sort of injury would result in that bizarre pattern?

betsyz on September 27, 2011 at 8:30 PM

He was attacked by Lord Voldemort when he was a baby?

malclave on September 27, 2011 at 8:34 PM

I am gonna look for the darn scar; he should be on Slitheryn and not be worthy of the sword of Gryffindor.

ProudPalinFan on September 28, 2011 at 8:55 AM

This whole thing sounds like a set up to me. Any follow-up on who the heckler is?

vegasguy on September 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM

MM is a tough woman and handles the vile stuff the left lobs at her better than anyone else could IMO. Because she’s able to do so we get an example of the unhinged left as a sort of mirror to hold up them when they complain about the dummies on the right that give them the same type of ammunition. Like the couple of morons that booed that soldier at the debate.

Benaiah on September 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM

There is no one “anti-Christ” as imagined by Dispensationalists. “There are many anti-Christs” according to St. John, and it refers to someone who denies that Jesus is God incarnate.

“All these things will come upon this generation,” -Jesus of Nazareth.

Akzed on September 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Bearded religious fanatic turned into straw man for GOP in 3…2…1…

VelvetElvis on September 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Oh please. If I recall correctly, the Antichrist will be loved by EVERYONE . . . perform miracles . . . be a skilled general in addition to a medical professional . . . and also be from the Baltic states. Obama is none of these. He can’t even perform the most basic of speeches without a teleprompter.

Ryan Anthony on September 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Ryan Anthony on September 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Where’d you get all that nonsense?

Akzed on September 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Well the Anti-Christ’s minions shut him up real quick. :)

Irenaeus on September 28, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Obama was sure her could engage the heckler and win him over. He was only crazy not a conservative.

borntoraisehogs on September 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM

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