At a campaign event Monday at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., President Obama was interrupted shortly after taking the stage by a man who yelled "Barack Obama is the antichrist!"
Here's an excerpt from the pool report.
At 6:16 p.m. PST the House of Blues stage curtain rose to reveal unadorned POTUS lecturn. Crowd chants, in call/response style with each other, “Fired up! … Ready to go!” Then it chants “Four more years!”
Event MC Jesse Tyler Ferguson, an actor on the TV show Modern Family, came out to introduce Obama. Ferguson said: “The end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is the signature achivement of our time."
Obama entered to heavy cheers and picture taking. “Michelle and the girls love that show!” he told Ferguson from the lectern. Then Obama gave shouts out to Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and West Hollywood mayor John Duran.
At that point, a bearded young man standing in the front row closest to the stage began shouting, completely disrupting the event: "Christian God is the one and only true living God, the creator of Heaven and the Universe.”
Someone threw a jacket toward the stage. Obama said: “Is that his jacket?”
The guy being carried out: "I love Jesus. Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ is the son of God.”
Obama just stopped speaking and smiled uncomfortably at him as the crowd booed loudly to drown him out. Eventually, police and Secret Service dragged the man through the crowd and out of the theater.
Obama:“Make sure he gets his jacket." Crowd laughs. But the jacket belonged instead to a woman. Obama said: "Oh, wait that’s hers… Somebody’s car keys are in there too. We’re having all kinds of confusion here. Oh, goodness gracious. Don’t leave your jacket around like that.”
The man was still being escorted out and yelled: “Jesus Christ is God, Barrack Obama is the antichrist!"
Obama then said: “Alright where was I? It is good to be back in LA.”