Piss Christ Is Like Innocence of Muslims for Catholics, Says Staten Island Rep

09.24.12 Marina Galperina

“As a Catholic, I find Piss Christ to be vulgar and offensive, just as many in the Islamic world found Innocence of Muslims to be highly offensive,” said Staten Island Representative Michael Grimm, comparing Andres Serrano’s nun-approved photograph to a fake film that causing dozens to die in the conflict-torn regions of Pakistan, Egypt and Libya. See it in Midtown this Thursday.

Not only does the rep takes offense to the Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art gallery for planning to display the work, he’s taking this to the White House!

“The Obama administration’s hypocrisy and utter lack of respect for the religious beliefs of Americans has reached an all-time high. I call on President Obama to stand up for Americans’ values and beliefs and denounce Piss Christ that has offended Christians at home and abroad.”

It’s A Fire In My Belly, all over again. And, naturally, Catholic League main ra-ra-ra man Bill Donohue has something to say: “It seems like we have a protected class for Muslims as well as some other segments of our population. But when it comes to Christians, it’s an all-out war.”

You heard Bill: It’s war. Get your crowbars out.