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Catholic Priest Calls For Obama Candle to Be Removed

Picture It: Saint Obama Sells For $12.95 in San Francisco

A Catholic priest calls for the hot-selling candle to be removed from a novelty shop called Just For Fun. It features the president's halo-rimmed head on the body of Saint Martin de Porres, the Peruvian-born friar who is considered the first black saint in the Americas.

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SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 7 years
I don't think there is any need to mix politics and religion. Why can't we be respectful of all religions?
voltages voltages 7 years
This is disgusting actually. Nothing FUN about it.
stephley stephley 7 years
More of a good example.
stephley stephley 7 years
More of a good example.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
...as a spiritual leader then. my bad.
stephley stephley 7 years
Can't mean mine because as we all know, Buddha is not a god, and never claimed to be a god.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
there are some people avatars on here that depict Obama as a God, is that wrong also? or is that just joking around?
sw33tlovin sw33tlovin 7 years
LOL hainan. i can see how this would be extremely offensive, but there are so many stores out there that are meant to sell controversial objects. i've seen worse things in spencer.
sw33tlovin sw33tlovin 7 years
LOL hainan. i can see how this would be extremely offensive, but there are so many stores out there that are meant to sell controversial objects. i've seen worse things in spencer.
Grandpa Grandpa 7 years
If it was a picture of OJ Simpson dressed as a Lubovicher Rabbi, holding a knife at a Bris ceremony be out of line? Suppose the faces on the parents face were of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman? Where do we draw the line?
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
It is stupid, but they shouldn't be prohibited from selling it.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
people can do as they choose, but if a catholic person buys one of these, I think they might have to do quite a few hail marys... :rotfl:
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
*sigh*
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
*sigh*
GKitty GKitty 7 years
I'm going to get one for my front porch...
piper23 piper23 7 years
Louis Farrakhan called Obama 'the messiah' and he was a supporter.
Michelann Michelann 7 years
Hypno, I had the exact same reaction. It's obviously a joke and it doesn't bother me.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Wrong on so many levels. :-(
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
Wrong on so many levels. :-(
Grandpa Grandpa 7 years
Any time you demean or insult anothers religion, you are clearly out of bounds. UnDave is right here.
stephley stephley 7 years
Apparently Hypno, he's been demoted from savior if these depict Obama as a mere saint. City, I think some people simply don't understand the concept of 'self-mocking'
stephley stephley 7 years
Apparently Hypno, he's been demoted from savior if these depict Obama as a mere saint.City, I think some people simply don't understand the concept of 'self-mocking'
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
LOL I saw these the other day! The Just For Fun store isn't the only one that sells them; there's also a little gift shop on Haight at Steiner in S.F. that does. One of them is HUUUGE, like two feet high. It made me do a double take at first, but it's just a joke. In fact, it seems slightly self-mocking, poking fun at what devotion (most) San Franciscans have for the president.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
and I might add that if then Sen. Obama's opponents hadn't started harping about their peception that Obama was being treated like a savior or masaiah this idea may not have the marketing appeal that it has now.
stephley stephley 7 years
Thanks to the priest, now we all know where to get them.
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