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Alan Glasco I’m waiting for him to tell us to drink the Kool-aid. The more he hears people claim he’s the ‘chosen one’ the more he believes it.

Franklin Champlin After eight years of unpaid premptive wars in countries that were either no threat, or eventually no threat to us, unpaid modifications to Medicare Part D, tax decreases for people who least needed them,and so on, I do consider President Obama to be a savior in that I feel we are back on track to the peace and prosperity of the Clinton Administration. As for being our Lord and Savior (note the caps), I will save that title for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Cris Richardson It is dangerous to call anybody Lord and Savior except Jesus Christ. There is the possibility that Foxx, a comedian, was making a joke amd we are missing the rest. If so, it is not funny. Still, I am concerned that he labeled the president, Lord and Savior.

Shari Jo Humphries Watson I have always said [Obama] is the man to help usher in the second coming of Jesus Christ because he is just wicked enough to destroy our nation. He is the perfect anti-Christ. Get prepared younger generation Obumer is helping to cause the divisions between wickedness and righteousness, Christian and non-Christian.

Lori Conner Finch You can’t fix stupid, but you can read the Bible.

Aaron Mullins I know who my Lord and Savior is and it isn’t Obama. The Word does tell me to pray for those who lead and to have respect for authority. This whole administration is allowing me to rely on the grace of God and His goodness.

 Susan Brown Well, I hope for his sake Mr. Obama doesn’t accept those blasphemous words as truth. The same thing happened to Herod. He made such a stirring oration that the people said, “He’s a god!” Because he didn’t refute it and give God the glory, he was eaten with worms and died. (Acts. 12:21-23) We ought to respect our president, whether we agree with him or not, but I think this story shows what God feels about looking to people as if they were gods!

Elsewhere on the Internet, Foxx’s comments haven’t provoked the desired firestorm. The actor’s stunt was blasted by Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, who said, “Foxx’s epiphany is 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. Whether God can

survive an ACLU lawsuit accusing him of violating church and state grounds remains to be seen.”

Donohue pointed out a Christian Post report in 2011 in which the comedian was asked what God is to him. His response was, “What does God mean to me? I don’t know.”

Today, Christians and their faith are easy targets. Followers of Jesus Christ have been insulted so much these days that they just turn the other cheek. If Foxx was really brave, he should take on a group that would give him a dramatic, headline-grabbing response. Perhaps he should offend a more militant faith group or insult one of their revered figures. That might get his name trending on Twitter.

It seems disrespecting Christians is politically correct these days, even considered funny. Somehow all the lectures about celebrating diversity don’t apply – the feelings of Christians don’t matter.

And insulting Hindus, Muslims or even atheists isn’t cool. After all, that’s too dangerous.

And Foxx wasn't trying to prove he was brave. He was just after headlines and a cheap laugh.

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