'Obama is the antichrist'

Sep 28, 2011, 08:43 IST | Agencies
A heckler makes a bizarre rant disrupting American President Barack Obama's speech during a campaign fundraiser in Los Angeles

A bizarre heckler labelled US President Obama 'the antichrist' before he was dragged out of a California fundraiser by Secret Service agents.

The man had positioned himself at the front of the stage at the House of Blues in Los Angeles last night and began shouting loudly as soon as Obama started talking.

Causing a nuisance: Serrano (in white shirt) shouted Biblical messages
and then said Barack Obama was the Antichrist before he was removed
by Secret Service agents. (Below) President Obama stopped his speech
midway and resumed only after Serrano was escorted out of the area.
Pics/ AFP

Identified by the Secret Service as David Serrano, the heckler began shouting 'Jesus Christ is God and a Christian God' as the audience booed him. The President stopped talking, but the man was drowned out by the 800-strong crowd as they chanted 'Four more years! Four more years!'

As he was taken out by agents he then yelled, "Jesus Christ is God! Barack Obama is the Antichrist!"
Serrano was later released without charge.

Obama then continued with his speech, but was later interrupted by another heckler, who shouted, "Don't forget medical marijuana!" He responded, "Thank you for that."

Tony Bell, a spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, said Serrano had been a regular at county meetings and often gave long, rambling religious statements.

He said, "He yells out his statements, which are very mistaken, odd interpretations of scriptures. He's been pretty close to being thrown out of our meetings. I don't have the impression he's dangerous, but he has issues that could use some help."

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