Skip to comments.Jamie Foxx Defends Calling Barack Obama 'Lord and Savior'
Posted on 12/07/2012 12:42:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Jamie Foxx caused some controversy when he referred to President Barack Obama as "our lord and savior" at the 2012 Soul Train Awards, but the Academy Award-winning actor is defending his actions.
Foxx, 44, drew criticism from the likes of Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, and Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California.
Donohue has been vocal about protesting Obama's policies like the HHS Mandate and released a statement calling Foxx's remarks "startling."
"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," Donohue said in the statement.
Warren seemed to share in Donohue's sentiments, saying that Foxx was wrong to issue such a statement that likened the president to Jesus Christ. "That sent shivers up my spine," Warren told Fox News last week. "There's a word for that it's called blasphemy. It's wrong."
However, Foxx defended his actions in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" recently. The actor who got his start doing stand up comedy simply referred to his statements as nothing more than a joke.
"I'm a comic [and] sometimes I think people get a little too tight," Foxx said. "And, it's getting a little tougher for us comedians [because] some people take it and want to make a huge story out of it, but it's a joke."
The initial comments made by Foxx at the Soul Train music awards last month likened his crowd to a church.
"It's like church over here. It's like church in here," Foxx said at the awards show. "First of all, giving honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama." The actor's comment was met with applause and cheers.
Just shot up his DVD “Ray” - good hits at 100yds with my .22 rifle.
“Joke” by butt, he believes it.
Every Kneee Shall bow and Every Tounge confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!!.... He can do it now or later but he will do it.
Would he even know the difference? foil hat on?
His audience did not laugh at the “joke”. They cheered in agreement.
It was Soul Train Music Awards: Of course they believed it.
OK, I will buy Lord—Thats what slaves called there Master in Ancient Times. BUT Savior—Never!
This means that anyone who believes that Jesus is Lord and Savior is now a racist.
We'll see how amused God is someday.
He was joking.
You just summarized the problem with our country.
Idols usually come to a bad end.
Let both B-HO and Foxx own it! From henceforth, refer to the boy king as “Jamie Foxx’s Lord & Savoir”. Let them wallow in the joke that they are.
Deification of a ruler is the start of an imperial cult.Next proskynesis will be demanded by libtards.
Just come out and declare him a pagan, who worships a man, not God. As such he is little more than a cultist, who deserves no further recognition as a believer in God.
He voted for Obama twice.
No one is buying it though.
There is nothing funny about calling a man trying to destroy America your Lord and Savior..
It is possible that this may the season to celebrate both the first and second coming of Jesus Christ.
B.S. I watched the video and it was not intended in any way as a joke. The audience did not thinks so either as they cheered madly. If it
Maybe he can explain to Jesus how it was all fun and games, and He has no right to object. /s