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UPDATE: 'The Bible' Producers Call Controversy Over Satan's Resemblance To Obama "Utter Nonsense"
Deadline.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | Nellie Andreeva

Posted on 03/18/2013 12:23:22 PM PDT by EveningStar

History and The Bible executive producers, husband and wife Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, just addressed the Obama-Satan controversy. “History channel has the highest respect for President Obama,” the network said in a statement. “The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History’s The Bible is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 0satan; bible; bibleseries; burnett; devil; historychannel; lordofflies; markburnett; muchellsdevil; obama; obamasatan; romadowney; thebible
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Full title: UPDATE: 'The Bible' Producers Call Controversy Over Satan's Resemblance To President Obama "Utter Nonsense"
1 posted on 03/18/2013 12:23:23 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Their devil is undeniably a photo-shopped Ubama.

They did it on purpose.

Sweet.

2 posted on 03/18/2013 12:24:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: EveningStar

The comparison hardly seems controversial to me.


3 posted on 03/18/2013 12:24:38 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: EveningStar
UPDATE: 'The Bible' Producers Call Controversy Over Satan's Resemblance To President Obama "Utter Nonsense"

I will agree with that. He is the anti-christ though.

4 posted on 03/18/2013 12:24:47 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t think that it is fair to Satan to be comparing him to such a contemptible creature...


5 posted on 03/18/2013 12:24:51 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There was another thread that showed the actor.
If 0bama had a white father... it was him.

My first thought on seeing that photo was it was a creepy photoshop of 0bama, until I found out it wasn’t...


6 posted on 03/18/2013 12:26:03 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Even sweeter.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 12:27:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: catfish1957

“He is the anti-christ though.”

The only controversy over your statement is whether we exclude the word “the”...


8 posted on 03/18/2013 12:27:04 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: EveningStar; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Satan must’ve alleged libel.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 12:27:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: EveningStar

If they wanted him to resemble Barry the Sequesterer, they would have dressed him in golf shoes, shorts, a golfing shirt and hat and he would have been carrying a golf club. These allegations are ridiculous.


10 posted on 03/18/2013 12:27:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Satan, like his minions on the left,
can only be successful when operating under cover of deception.

That’s why the left (and their “father”) is so upset.


11 posted on 03/18/2013 12:28:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: EveningStar
It must be the fact that Americans simpy think of Hussein as "The Lord of the Flies"


12 posted on 03/18/2013 12:29:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: EveningStar

Actually, it is Obama who resembles Satan. Satan here first.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 12:29:52 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: EveningStar

The resemblance is a matter of choice and diligent effort on the part of Obama.


14 posted on 03/18/2013 12:29:58 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: EveningStar

To be fair, the Devil does not look like Obama. The Devil is much older, therefore, it is correct to say that Obama looks like the Devil.

They say that people who have spent a lot of time together start to resemble one another.


15 posted on 03/18/2013 12:30:07 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: EveningStar

Marketing!


16 posted on 03/18/2013 12:31:21 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: EveningStar

I thought they were going for “Obama Meets Emperor Palpatine” but what do I know????

As to the producers’ line about Obama as a “fellow Christian”, I guess now we can understand where the ninja angels in the first episode at Sodom came from and why they wouldn’t be clear why sodomy is named after the town.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 12:31:33 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: EveningStar

He didn’t really resemble Obama. He didn’t have any flies on him.


18 posted on 03/18/2013 12:32:24 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: swamprebel

Liberals hate God so they are trying anything and everything to destroy the credability of the mini-series. “Passion of the Christ” redux.

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/bible-stirs-controversy-satan-resemblance-president-barack-obama-141717141.html


19 posted on 03/18/2013 12:32:44 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: EveningStar

"Utter nonsense"

And yet the article provides a handy side-by-side photo:

Judging for myself, it doesn't look very nonsensical...

20 posted on 03/18/2013 12:33:10 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: EveningStar

Translation - be ready for a blonde blue-eyed Pontius Pilate.


21 posted on 03/18/2013 12:33:20 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: EveningStar

You would think the left would be happy about Satan looking like their messiah Obama..after all, Satan is their hero..but I bet somewhere Satan is offended, even he has his standards


22 posted on 03/18/2013 12:33:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mass55th

...or golf clubs.


23 posted on 03/18/2013 12:34:02 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: EveningStar

Jesus: I’’m a carpenter.

Satan: You didn’t build that.


24 posted on 03/18/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: EveningStar
We report, you decide.


25 posted on 03/18/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: EveningStar

In other news....

Chris Christie has issued another denial that he in fact played King Herod in last night’s episode.


26 posted on 03/18/2013 12:35:59 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

According to Wikipedia, she is a devout Catholic. No devout Catholic could possibly like the Muslim Anti-Christ sitting in the Oval Office.


27 posted on 03/18/2013 12:36:59 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: EveningStar

If Satan had a son..


28 posted on 03/18/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Hildy

and he didn’t bow.


29 posted on 03/18/2013 12:39:11 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: COBOL2Java

I dunno. The character in the picture on the right looks a lot more frightening and evil to me...


30 posted on 03/18/2013 12:40:10 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: swamprebel
Marketing!

CORRECTION: Brilliant marketing!

31 posted on 03/18/2013 12:40:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: EveningStar

It is good guerilla marketing, but it would have been smarter to have Obama/Satan at the beginning of the series, in the Garden of Eden. They’ve lost three weeks of controversy/hype.


32 posted on 03/18/2013 12:42:08 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: EveningStar

“Quit comparing me to Obama” - Lucifer


33 posted on 03/18/2013 12:42:25 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: BenLurkin

More than 50% of American voters thought he was the one needed to lead them.

Bad sign of what Americans really are.


34 posted on 03/18/2013 12:42:43 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: circlecity

Reminds me of the joke early on -
What’s the difference between God and Obama?
God doesn’t think He’s Obama.


35 posted on 03/18/2013 12:43:17 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: COBOL2Java

Satan doesn’t have the floppy ears, though.


36 posted on 03/18/2013 12:45:17 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: EveningStar

37 posted on 03/18/2013 12:50:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: COBOL2Java

If the devil had a son . . .


38 posted on 03/18/2013 12:53:13 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: COBOL2Java

Hmmm...guess the devil looks like Obama will at 70!


39 posted on 03/18/2013 12:53:42 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: Mr Rogers

They all look alike.

(ducking for cover)


40 posted on 03/18/2013 12:54:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar
Typecasting - Jeez!
41 posted on 03/18/2013 12:54:25 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: 353FMG
My own preference is the depiction in "The Passion of The Christ"


42 posted on 03/18/2013 12:54:29 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: EveningStar
I've watched two episodes of The Bible on History channel. I won't watch anymore. It stinks.

It's like watching a baseball game on ESPN's Sports Center....Home runs and stolen bases. Just the highlights. No context. Utter waste of time. The book was much better.

Now, The Vikings is a much better series so far.

43 posted on 03/18/2013 12:56:48 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: EveningStar

Maybe the left is using this as an excuse to pressure the History channel to stop airing the rest of the series on their network....


44 posted on 03/18/2013 12:57:17 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: EveningStar

I watched it.

There was absolutely nothing in the appearance of that actor that made me think Obama.

This is BS.


45 posted on 03/18/2013 1:00:09 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: T-Bird45

O wow yes. When I saw that scene I’m like WTF. For a moment I thought I was watching Enter The Dragon with Bruce Lee =)


46 posted on 03/18/2013 1:01:37 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that the same actor was used in the Garden scene, but didn’t make any waves then. Only now for some reason is the resemblance being noticed.

I think it was on TMZ.


47 posted on 03/18/2013 1:01:56 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: EveningStar
And Satan said unto Zero, Barack My son, let us examine your life in terms of the seven deadly sins.

Pride you have perfected. Your condescension is a model to My servants everywhere.

Greed and envy are the basis of the economic planks of your party's platform and your campaign.

Lust is the basis for the social values planks of your party's platform and your campaign.

You stir up wrath between the races, and it can be put into effect efficiently today using flash mob apps.

You criticize gluttony. A useful fakeout, with the hope of substituting pride for gluttony.

Your shortcoming is sloth. It may be a deadly sin but My servants are expected to be diligent in the pursuit of My kingdom. You spend time on the golf course that could be used to further My kingdom and the rule of My servant Mohammed. You are mocked on the internet by people who say that you don't have the work ethic to be the Antichrist.

48 posted on 03/18/2013 1:04:30 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I’ve watched all 3 episodes and I think they’ve done a decent job.

I’ve had the bible stories that very few read or see get broadcast to millions:

Abraham
moses
David
Nebuchadnezzar
Daniel
Cyrus
Herod
John the Baptist
Antipas
Pilate
Mary & Joseph

Anyone who attempts to put the major stories in the bible inside of 10 hours has their work cut out for them.

I’m very, very pleased that these are being aired.

I’m betting that 70% of America doesn’t know of Cyrus and can’t remember that they ever heard of him.


49 posted on 03/18/2013 1:05:22 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: catfish1957
I will agree with that. He is the anti-christ though.

Nah. The anti-Christ won't need a teleprompter.

50 posted on 03/18/2013 1:08:12 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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