Published On: Mon, Jan 26th, 2015

‘American Sniper’ crosses $200 million, Michael Moore adds Jesus to insults

Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper and Warner Bros are laughing all the way to the bank as Michael Moore tries to stay in the headlines by attacking the fans of American Sniper, which eclipsed $200 at the domestic box office.

Moore included Jesus and church references in his latest of incendiary tweets aimed at dishonoring American soldiers, the filmmakers, the audience and the Iraq war in general.

"American Sniper" tops the box office and continues to spark attacks from critics

“American Sniper” tops the box office and continues to spark attacks from critics

From Moore: “Tomorrow’s Sunday School (1) What Would Jesus Do? Oh, I know what he’d do — hide on top of a roof and shoot people in the back!”

He followed that tweet with: “Sunday School: (2) But What Would Jesus Do if he could be a sniper & save soldiers lives by shooting “savages” in the back?”

Moore also took a swipe at the director of the film.

“You can’t have a conversation about what Clint Eastwood is up to if you haven’t seen what it is he’s up to,” he wrote. “Eastwood made maybe the greatest Western ever — ‘Unforgiven’ — but now it’s sad seeing him talking to an empty chair on a stage or making an Iraq movie that Rolling Stone this week called ‘too dumb to bother criticizing.’”

Then he took a parting shot directly at his network nemesis.

“I tried to save more lives than a sniper ever could hope to — by preventing us from going to war in the first place,” he said. “So, Fox News and the other lazy media — quit making s**t up about me! You look ridiculous.”

American Sniper crossed $200 in US box office receipts and will cross $250 million globally today. Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore’s 2004 documentary aimed at attacking President Bush and the war in Iraq earnned $222 million globally and remains Moore’s most successful film to date. Moore last film Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) earned just $17 worldwide.

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  1. Skip Gregory says:

    Moore is playing The Jesus Card? Really. Before believing his “honest, intelligent word” watch “Fahrenhype 9/11” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427228/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 Moore used images of people did voice overs, but these people are very upset with his comments and production claiming he was untruthful. Would Jesus lie? Did Moore get the benefit of free speech being in this country because American troops fired from covered positions at redcoated, British marching forward in the open? Hmm, maybe he should leave this terrible country and deny those that gave him his rights.

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