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Jamie Foxx Defends Calling Barack Obama 'Lord and Savior'
Christian Post ^ | 12/07/2012 | Christine Thomasos

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.


TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: blackcommies; jamiefoxx; lord; notfunny; obama; obamalordandsavior; savior

1 posted on 12/07/2012 12:42:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Just shot up his DVD “Ray” - good hits at 100yds with my .22 rifle.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 12:44:57 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Joke” by butt, he believes it.


4 posted on 12/07/2012 12:46:35 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: SeekAndFind

MORON!!!


5 posted on 12/07/2012 12:48:05 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Isn't there something in the Bible about ‘worshiping false gods and graven images'?
6 posted on 12/07/2012 12:49:02 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 12:49:47 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: SeekAndFind

Would he even know the difference? foil hat on?


8 posted on 12/07/2012 12:53:37 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: SeekAndFind

His audience did not laugh at the “joke”. They cheered in agreement.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 12:54:18 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

It was Soul Train Music Awards: Of course they believed it.


10 posted on 12/07/2012 1:00:31 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ColdOne

OK, I will buy Lord—Thats what slaves called there Master in Ancient Times. BUT Savior—Never!


11 posted on 12/07/2012 1:01:18 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SeekAndFind

This means that anyone who believes that Jesus is Lord and Savior is now a racist.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 1:02:47 PM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: SeekAndFind
...but it's a joke

We'll see how amused God is someday.

13 posted on 12/07/2012 1:03:15 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: SeekAndFind

Lemme guess.

He was joking.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 1:04:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Raycpa
"His audience did not laugh at the “joke”. They cheered in agreement."

You just summarized the problem with our country.

15 posted on 12/07/2012 1:04:54 PM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Raycpa

Excellent point.


16 posted on 12/07/2012 1:06:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Idols usually come to a bad end.


17 posted on 12/07/2012 1:07:12 PM PST by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 1:15:42 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Deification of a ruler is the start of an imperial cult.Next proskynesis will be demanded by libtards.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 1:17:18 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 1:19:36 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: traderrob6

He voted for Obama twice.


21 posted on 12/07/2012 1:27:49 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He must channeling his inner wanda:


22 posted on 12/07/2012 1:28:32 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nice try.
No one is buying it though.
There is nothing funny about calling a man trying to destroy America your Lord and Savior..


23 posted on 12/07/2012 1:31:51 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: HarleyD
We'll see how amused God is someday.


24 posted on 12/07/2012 1:47:36 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Maudeen

Maudeen,

It is possible that this may the season to celebrate both the first and second coming of Jesus Christ.


25 posted on 12/07/2012 2:48:27 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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


26 posted on 12/07/2012 3:57:18 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Rightly Biased

Amen.

Maybe he can explain to Jesus how it was all fun and games, and He has no right to object. /s


27 posted on 12/07/2012 4:11:10 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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