FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
What is this obsession Democrats have with transforming their heroes into religious icons?
First it was the messianic depictions of Obama’s head surrounded by a halo or pasted onto pictures of Jesus or depicted in a white, glowing robe…a quick search of “Obama Jesus” on Google Images finds numerous examples of this (of course some of these are mocking the messianic complex the Left has about their hero). Now a prominent Democrat has decided that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor deserves the same treatment.
Felix Sanchez, the Chief Executive Officer of TerraCom, a government and public relations firm in Washington, DC and Chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts has decided that Sotomayor is the second coming of the Virgin Mary. Sanchez has updated his Twitter feed (screencap here, in case it disappears from Twitter) to use a Photoshopped image of Mary with Sotomayor’s face.
As I mentioned in a diary earlier today, I’m not a Catholic. But I’m pretty sure that the Catholics and several other churches would have a serious problem with someone defacing an icon of the mother of Jesus Christ. According to Wikipedia, Our Lady of Guadalupe is a “celebrated 16th-century icon of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.” It also states that the icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe “is a symbol of significant importance to Mexican Catholics.” The use of “Virgen de Guadalupe” may not even make sense, considering Sotomayor is Puerto Rican – not Mexican.
As someone who represents the interests of Latin Americans, one would think that Sanchez would be a little more sensitive to the interests of his community. But I suppose political expediency and the success of Sotomayor is more important to Sanchez than respecting the reverence for the mother of our Savior. After all, to Dems like Sanchez, the real savior is at the All-Star game tonight.