Jamie Foxx proclaims Obama “Lord and Savior”
Shock works so well on TV. But viewers aren’t startled anymore by cuss words. So, let’s try blasphemy! After all, Christians will just turn the other cheek. And offending Hindus, Muslims or even atheists is dangerous.
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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