Washington (CNN) - It's probably a bad move to compare your preferred candidate in a mayoral race to Jesus – especially when city streets seem to have more potholes than the Old City has stones.
But that's exactly what happened in the Washington, D.C. mayor's race over the weekend, when a top supporter of incumbent Adrian Fenty likened the mayor's tough re-election fight to the crucifixion of Christ.
Fenty is in danger of losing a costly Democratic primary battle against city council chairman Vincent Gray.
Ron Moten, a community activist and key Fenty ally, took to a campaign rally at RFK Stadium on Sunday and blasted Gray as a "flip-flopper" who will turn back the progress made by Fenty, who was elected in 2006.
According to the Washington Post, Moten called on voters not to abandon Fenty in his time of need, reminded them of what befell Christ in his final days.
"A lot of people don't get the truth," Moten said, according to the paper. "If you understand what they did to Jesus, on Monday, everybody was praising him. Wednesday, he went to court, and all the people who he helped, nobody came to court for him."
"On Friday, they crucified him," he continued. "The reason why we're here today is to get the facts out to you so history don't repeat itself again."
The primary, which will essentially determine the next mayor in the heavily Democratic city, is set for September 14.