It’s fun for the whole family! Especially if your family is one giant asshat.
In Roseta, Pennsylvania, the local church carnival thought of a marvelous family-friendly idea! A shooting game with Obama as the target!
Kathryn Chapman took a trip to the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Big Time celebration last weekend, and she was shocked to see a shooting game with President Barack Obama as the target.
“I just can’t believe how far things have come that now on church property you can shoot the president and get a prize if you hit him in the head or heart,” said Chapman, a Medford, Mass., resident who last lived in Roseto the year President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. She was in town for a family reunion.
Even though the game shows a black man dressed in a suit, holding a scroll labeled “health bill” and wearing a belt buckle that features the presidential seal, Goodtime Amusements President Irvin L. Good Jr. said the image does not portray President Obama.
Good reports speaking to two people with complaints about the game. Of one complainant, he said, “She said she was offended by it. I said if you are, you might want to be. But you’re interpreting it as being Obama. We’re not interpreting it as Obama.”
The game shows a black man holding a health bill and wearing a presidential seal on his belt buckle. There are targets on his forehead and heart.
Chapman confronted the game owner, who claimed “freedom of speech,”**** she said. Her husband, Richard Shultz, said he would have complained no matter the political party of the president depicted.
“The message … step right up and shoot the president — I mean, c’mon,” he said. “In my lifetime, two presidents have been shot and I don’t think we should have that as an amusement game.”
The Rev. Jim Prior, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, said he would have put a stop to the game had he seen it during the carnival. A parishioner didn’t complain until after Big Time was over, he said.
Really? You’ve got a black guy holding a health care bill, wearing a presidential seal on his belt buckle, but you’re actually going to try and convince people that it’s not really Obama, it’s just that people are interpreting it as Obama? What is this, some sort of fucked up form of performance art?
Please. You may be stupid, but don’t expect everybody to be stupid.
Oh, Our Lady of Mount Asshat. You’re so filled with Christ’s love, aren’t you? You’re doing Jesus real proud.
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