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Jamie Foxx praises President Obama as “our Lord and savior”

Actor Jamie Foxx hailed President Barack Obama as “our Lord and savior” at the Soul Train Awards, which aired over the weekend but was taped in Las Vegas shortly after the 2012 election.

“It’s like church in here. First of all, giving honor to God, and our Lord and savior, Barack Obama,” he said to the jubilant crowd. Amid their thundering cheers he repeated, “Barack Obama! Y’all stand up!”

Foxx’s adulation is making the rounds on the blogosphere and on talk radio, and prompted a response from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States.

“Foxx’s epiphany is startling,” league president Bill Donahue said in a statement. “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. Whether God can survive an ACLU lawsuit accusing him of violating church and state grounds remains to be seen.”

Here’s a video clip of Foxx’s remarks:

244 comments Add your comment

otjnow

November 27th, 2012
7:44 am

Are you freaking kidding me?? Who’s Lord and savior? Definitely not mine! Jesus is my only Lord and Savior!

Scott

November 27th, 2012
7:46 am

Question Jamie, is he “our lord and savior” because he is black or because he is a good/great President???? I have to believe it is the first, because he is ANYTHING but a good president!!!! When will celebrities STOP making stupid statements?????

dick whiskey

November 27th, 2012
7:52 am

bet this fool would’nt be saying that if obama were white,obama and mr peanut jimmy carter worst ever george w. close second

KP

November 27th, 2012
8:22 am

He’s a comedian! It’s a joke. PERIOD

ROTFLMFAO

November 27th, 2012
8:22 am

Remember the Bible warns us against “false prophets” Both Jamie and BArak are as false as they get! :)

resno2

November 27th, 2012
8:23 am

Moron!
jubilant crowd and thundering cheers…. more morons.
considering the ceremony what’d you expect?

resno2

November 27th, 2012
8:23 am

Yes, they are both a joke. PERIOD

observer

November 27th, 2012
8:24 am

He must be the black “god”. Why else would 98% of them line up like sheep and vote for this ignoramous who is leading the country to financial ruin and making us the laughingstock of the world?

Johnny Applepeed

November 27th, 2012
8:24 am

It was a joke RETARDS!

LKW

November 27th, 2012
8:25 am

Jamie, whatever your smoking you need to stop. I am really hoping that you were just joking and not for real. Your president hasn’t done as many wonderful things for us that were in the middle class and sinking rapidly to lower class then he has done for you with your money. You need to go back to your upbrining and get of the dope!

cjsymoonds

November 27th, 2012
8:25 am

Jamie say’s lord and savior he needs to read the paper and see how Obama has spent trillions of tax dollars for nothing to help the economy. Obama promised people thing he cann’t do without congress or senate approval. oh NOW I know Obama’s a camedian like jamie always telling stories and beleaving them. OBAMA IS JUST A JESTER TO THE RICH if you don’t understand that Jamie he’s their puppet. JAMIE YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO RELIGION WITH THOSE WORDS

ROTFLMFAO

November 27th, 2012
8:26 am

KP,

One does not joke about our Lord. One must love and respect him for dying for our sins..

Too Smart 4 da South

November 27th, 2012
8:27 am

Republicans are a decaying and baffling breed of human self-defecation of the highest order… oops. I mean ODOR.

Hold your nose the next time you vote republican.

you can't fix stupid or Democrats

November 27th, 2012
8:30 am

Johnny Applepeed….
Its Blasphemy and its no joke

Lola Moore

November 27th, 2012
8:30 am

First off, Jamie Foxx is a comedian, okay. So we expect him to make borderline statements. Secondly, African Americans make-up less than 13% of the US Population, so even if 98% of blacks DID vote for him, it still would not have been enough for him to win. Think, please.

JET

November 27th, 2012
8:30 am

What a horrible, sacreligious comment to make! Not even close to being a joke or funny!!! I used to like Jamie Fox, but I just lost ALL respect for him.

To Tell the Truth

November 27th, 2012
8:31 am

What a DumbASS!!!! I will never support, pay, or watch anything this MORON is envolved in!!!!

Typical RACIST Rant!!!

ABC

November 27th, 2012
8:31 am

It was a joke you uptight, bible-thumping, intolerant rednecks!

NormP

November 27th, 2012
8:32 am

FUrther proof that Obama is the anti-Christ!

JustMe

November 27th, 2012
8:34 am

Wonder what he would be calling him….if he was White?

Johnny Applepeed

November 27th, 2012
8:38 am

Lola Moore…Thank you! You really think he cares you won’t support him. Theres thousands will take your place. Everything results back to race. How is this racist?

Kramer

November 27th, 2012
8:38 am

It is so funny watching and listening to the most racist, hatefull, ignorant party around. The democrat party is who I speak of. Home of the KKK and Black Panther Party. Keep the minorities dependent on welfare and food stamps and we have voters for life. The motto of the new progessive liberal democrat party.

Willydoit?

November 27th, 2012
8:40 am

Of course it was a joke….Folks on the left are atheists, right?

Mike B

November 27th, 2012
8:40 am

The Bible states that in the last days they, (the blind) will worship the beast. Hollywood and this false religion created in Hollywood are leading the people astray causing them to worship the Anti Christ. WAKE UP PEOPLE. WE ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.
JESUS IS THE ONLY LORD AND SAVIOR. PERIOD.

Anti Religious

November 27th, 2012
8:41 am

What a bunch of idiots you all are. Tha fact that someone is trying to make this news is moronic in the first place.

Georgia

November 27th, 2012
8:41 am

Jamie Foxx was making fun of the GOP pundits who have been calling Obama the messiah, the savior, etc. (sarcastically).

Foxx, the blockhead, said it once. The Fox Block said it a million times. Anyone who calls Foxx a blasphemer is obviously from the Fox Block.

The Fox Block: the Rushannities et al.

Mark baker

November 27th, 2012
8:42 am

ABC I fear for Jamie Foxxs soul. God don’t play, do you think he’s in heaven laughing? I don’t, I guess I’m a Blackneck.

JimmyD

November 27th, 2012
8:43 am

It’s a wonderful thing to see white, right-wing evangelicals get butthurt over any perceived insult to their theocratic nonsense. Your belief in an invisible sky god that created a pair of nudists who took dietary advise from a talking snake deserves our ridicule and our contempt. Your prayers didn’t win the election because your god isn’t real. Quit cryin’ in yer beer and get on with life…the only life you’re ever going to get.

MJ

November 27th, 2012
8:44 am

Don’t think so, Jamie. You better take that back. JESUS IS THE ONLY LORD AND SAVIOR!

Pi Mae

November 27th, 2012
8:49 am

That was just a very bad joke, just look how he said it and the face he was making when he said it, but what kills me, is the people claim to be Christians but still have hate in their heart for one another, because of the color of their skin, social status, and for other stupid reasons, being a Christian first and foremost is about loving one another. True it was wrong for him to say something that stupid, but it is not like any of you haven’t made mistakes either, but talking about people sure isn’t showing the world what being a Christian is about. If your not a Christian it shouldn’t matter to you what he said about Obama being the Lord and Savior anyway. Seek ye the kingdom of God first and his righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you.

BrownCoffi

November 27th, 2012
8:50 am

I didn’t get that impression of what Jamie said as labeling President Obama as his Lord and Savior. I really thought he meant “Giving honor to GOD,(as) our Lord and Savior and President Obama”. Because he was so excited he came out of his mouth wrong. I don’t know Jamie Foxx personally but if you ever heard him give his testimony about his life and how he grew up then you would know that he doesn’t think that President Obama is the reason he(Jamie) has made so many accomplishments. Lighten up people. Giving honor to GOD my Lord and Savior.

Johnny Applepeed

November 27th, 2012
8:51 am

Jennifer Brett you are my HERO!

coolio

November 27th, 2012
8:52 am

@ cjsymoonds – wow, you are very articulate and highly educated . The Republican Party appreciates your support!

DGD

November 27th, 2012
8:53 am

All you posters who are claiming this was ‘a joke’ obviously either didn’t see it live nor watch the clip. Regardless it’s blasphemous – i’m a little surprised Obama didn’t try to correct that. Hopefully J. Foxx will recognize his error and correct it.

Liberals are Funny

November 27th, 2012
8:53 am

Georgia, contrary to liberal belief we do not get all of our news from Fox News or Rush. Unlike most proggressive liberals who do not get any news from any source except the Daily Show and msnbc, we research. By the way, why don’t you show where Fox has lied about Obama and prove us wrong? You won’t, you can’t. This country is divided now beyond repair and it is people like Jamie Foxx and Rush Limbaugh who make sure we stay that way along with Obama and his lackey’s and that is the way they like it.

Carz

November 27th, 2012
8:56 am

I like Jamie Foxx for his honesty. he has made it clear in the past that he does not like white men. I know where he stands. I can live with that versus those who dance around the truth. Still, he should not praise bad leadership. Thats just silly.

BankheadRedd

November 27th, 2012
8:57 am

I am a supporter of President Obama but an even bigger believer in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I am appalled that Jamie Foxx, or anyone else for that matter, would make such a statement, even in jest. MY Lord and Savior died on a cross at Calgary. He is who I worship; not fame or fortune, money, things or people. Just Jesus Christ.

Chi Town

November 27th, 2012
8:58 am

typical you know what

MikeB

November 27th, 2012
8:59 am

Comedians need support bases just like politicians…….. Foxx was just on a stage pandering…… Just like Obama did all through his campaign(s)… Who cares if he actually believes it. He’s an entertainer, not an opinion leader. If he is an opinion leader for you? Well that speaks volumes about your world view…

2Infiniti

November 27th, 2012
8:59 am

Jamie should NOT have gone there. First, it is NOT funny and, secondly, blasphemy is nothing to joke about. Barak may be HIS lord and savior, but I will stick with Jesus Christ — from whom all of my blessings flow. Amen?

Sickening

November 27th, 2012
9:00 am

Just another shining example of the moral decline in this country. Let me correct your assumption before you make it – I’m not a card carrying member of either party – Libertarian thank you very much so there goes that argument. Secondly, I’m not racist. Why does NO ONE remember that Barack Hussein Obama is only HALF black! I love how everyone heralds “THE BLACK PRESIDENT” – He’s half white people – just like the “First Black Oscar Winner” Halle Berry. Both born to WHITE mothers. Get over yourselves and get off the black train – it’s a train to nowhereville.

Aquagirl

November 27th, 2012
9:00 am

Anything that p*sses off Bill Donahue is hilarious!

To Carz

November 27th, 2012
9:01 am

Do you like the honesty of white men who do not like black men? That is what I thought…you call them raciest.

just the truth

November 27th, 2012
9:01 am

To those who thought it was a joke …….. so what your saying is that he believes the opposite to be true !! Is that what your saying?

Angela Johnson

November 27th, 2012
9:02 am

Only Jesus is my Lord and Savior! Jamie Foxx is promoting the anti-Christ when he promotes a human being as God. His comments are only the beginning of apostasy and turning people to worship a false god.

PEACE

November 27th, 2012
9:02 am

iT’S AMAZING HOW AN ELECTION ALLOWED THE UGLY FACE OF RACISM TO SURFACE….I REALLY HOPE THE RACIST COMMENTS MADE BY SO-CALLED “LIBERAL” MINDED WHITE PEOPLE HAVE AWAKENED AWARENESS OF THE FACT THAT THIS COUNTRY’S WHITE PEOPLE STILL HAVE A SLAVE-OWNER’S MENTALITY ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE. AS LONG AS BLACKS ARE IN THE BACKGROUND IN SUBSERVIENT POSITIONS IN SOCIETY YOU GUYS ARE OKAY??? WHAT HYPOCRISY!

Carz

November 27th, 2012
9:03 am

I wish the white half would kick in.

Pi Mae

November 27th, 2012
9:04 am

If he did meant it the way he said, it he still can be forgiven for that. The only thing you can’t be forgiven for is blaspheming the Holy Ghost.Some people just don’t believe, it deosn’t matter what they say out of their mouth, but one thing for sure, J Foxx has a soul just like everybody else in the world, but being hateful, mean, and judgemental is not showing anybody what it means to be a Christian.

Robert E. Lee

November 27th, 2012
9:05 am

WWJD

November 27th, 2012
9:05 am

I don’t care if he was only kidding and making fun of the GOP! Trust me, he will have to answer for that comment one day soon.
I’m not surprised at all. You can see how far this country has fallen and will continue to fall. It does not matter whom the President is. People walking around think that they are on this earth for their purpose and not the true purpose of their being and IS to be a servant of Jesus the Creator. He made us. We are here by His mercy and grace, not our own.