Jamie Foxx: Barack Obama 'our lord and savior'

Jamie Foxx: Barack Obama 'our lord and savior'

There’s a new god in town, according to Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, and his name is Barack Hussein Obama.  Seriously.

Foxx made the announcement on Sunday night’s Soul Train awards in Las Vegas to a cheering crowd.

“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.

As we have reported at Examiner several times, many others have attempted to deify Obama since he first came on the world stage.

ABC’s Jake Tapper noticed the messianic tone of the 2008 campaign and wrote:

“It’s as if Tom Daschle descended from on high saying, ‘Be not afraid; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of Chicago a Savior, who is Barack the Democrat.'”

As we noted at Spokane Faith and Values, Tapper was being sarcastic, but Newsweek’s Evan Thomas was serious when he elevated Obama to the status of a deity.

“Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn’t felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task. We’re seen too often as the bad guys. And he — he has a very different job from — Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something — I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world, he’s sort of God,” he told Chris Matthews in June 2009, just a few short months after Obama’s first inauguration.

Then there was the November 2010 Newsweek cover that dubbed Obama “god of all things.”

More recently, Florida A&M professor Barbara Taylor wrote a book calling Obama an “apostle” sent by God to create a political heaven on earth.

During the 2012 DNC convention, delegates could buy a poster that called him “Prophesy fulfilled,” and a souvenir calendar seemed to compare Obama to Jesus Christ with the insertion of John 3:16 on the month Obama was born.

This was the same convention that booed reinserting the name of God into the party platform three times.

After all, why opt for the real thing when you have one of your own right here on earth?

Video of Foxx’s proclamation can be seen here.

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