Jamie Foxx Faces Penance for ‘Obama’ Remark


Entertainer Jamie Foxx is in hot water over what he might have thought of as cool wit, linking President Obama to Jesus Christ.

During the taping of the 2012 Soul Train Awards, Foxx said, “It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama.”

The awards show was aired by {BET} on the Sunday after Thanksgiving but was taped a few days after Obama’s re-election victory Nov. 6.

Foxx’s remark was not well-received in the blogosphere. “I will be boycotting anything you do,” vowed Carole Sue Buttke, “along with all the other idiots who think Barack Obama is Lord and Savior.”“I am no longer a fan of Jamie Foxx!” She was one of thousands of internet users who descended on Foxx’s Facebook site in protest.

Foxx got a frosty reception from religious organizations, too. “Foxx’s epiphany is startling,” Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States President Bill Donahue, who had an exchange with Foxx months ago in which the actor expressed skepticism about God.

“It just goes to show that even though Obama did not succeed in stopping the oceans from rising (as he promised to do in 2008), he did succeed in convincing Jamie Foxx, and no doubt legions of others, that God exists. Whether God can survive an ACLU lawsuit accusing him of violating church and state grounds remains to be seen.”

On the Human Events blog, John Hayward said, “Practicing Christians are not amused by the portrayal of modern secular politicians as replacements for Jesus. But presumably their feelings don't count, because they won't burn anything down in outrage.”

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Jamie Foxx Faces Penance for 'Obama' Remark

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