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Published On: Thu, Nov 29th, 2012

Jamie Foxx criticized for calling President Obama ‘Lord and Savior’

The Truth painting President Barack Obama as Jesus Christ

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx during Sunday’s airing of the annual Soul Train awards. Foxx opened the show by declaring Obama to be “lord and savior” to cheering fans.

“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. Barack Obama,” he said.

The award show had previously been recorded, only days after the President won re-election.

Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in southern California and author of “The Purpose-Driven Life,” said that attempts to deify Barack Obama are “blasphemy.”

“That sent shivers up my spine,” Warren said. “There’s a word for that – it’s called blasphemy. It’s wrong.”

On the Human Events blog, John Hayward writes, “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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