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Death Threats Force Artist to Remove Controversial Obama Billboard

October 16, 2010

A controversial billboard depicting “four faces” of President Obama — a “terrorist, a gangster, an illegal immigrant and a gay man” — was taken down Friday after it stirred a lot of reaction in the Grand Junction, Co., area. The caricature also showed the president gambling with items such as the Bible and the U.S. Constitution.

According to local news reports, the artist and sign’s owner have received an outpouring of hate mail and even death threats since the billboard went up. As a result, the sign was quickly removed Friday morning.

The local Grand Junction Tea Party chapter says they are upset by the bullied censorship and “infringement on First Amendment rights” are plans to protest the removal of the billboard Saturday afternoon.

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