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Obama Makes West Hollywood Fund-raising Stop

Obama Makes West Hollywood Fund-raising Stop


President Obama was serenaded by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and heckled by a religious protester all in the same night.

"Jesus Christ is God, Barack Obama is the Antichrist!" screamed the man as he was hauled away from the event, according to a pool report.

But that didn't stop the campaign fund-raiser at the House of Blues from continuing. Gay actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC's Modern Family played host for the event and introduced the president to the West Hollywood crowd.

"The end of 'don't ask, don't tell' is the signature achievement of our time," Ferguson reportedly told the fired-up audience before Obama arrived to make his case for a jobs bill while promising more work to be done.

Also in attendance were California lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom and West Hollywood mayor John Duran. More photos are on the following pages.

The protester is escorted away.

West Hollywood mayor John Duran spoke at the event.

There were estimates that 1,000 people would be in attendance at the fund-raiser, with tickets costing at least $250.
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