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March 18th, 2013
01:59 PM ET

Producer: Claim of Obama-Satan likeness nonsense

By Dan Merica, CNN
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Washington (CNN) – The third episode of the History Channel's miniseries “The Bible” was supposed to be remembered for the brutality of Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar, the strength of Daniel in the lion’s den, and the birth of Jesus Christ.

But after viewers claimed there was a striking resemblance between Satan’s human form and President Barack Obama, that probably won't be the case.

Buzz on Twitter quickly grew. According to Topsy.com on Monday, there were an estimated 20,000 tweets containing the words “Obama” and “Satan” since the 9:00 p.m. ET hour on Sunday, the hour in which Satan appears in the two-hour show.

In a statement, miniseries producer Mark Burnett called claims there was a resemblance "utter nonsense."

Burnett said the actor who played Satan, Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, "is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics - including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President."

Ouazanni has had roles in two biblical TV movies - "Jeremiah" and "The Ten Commandments."

Executive producer of the miniseries Roma Downey, Burnett's wife, added, "Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our President, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of The Bible."

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Satan appears during the miniseries’ retelling of the Temptation of Christ, when Jesus fasted for 40 days in the Judean Desert. Satan tests Jesus’ faith, asking him to make bread out of stone and jump from a cliff, but he refuses each temptation and returns to the Sea of Galilee to begin his ministry.

In the desert, Satan is draped in a long, black, hooded robe and with a slight silver tint to his face.

Both Downey and Burnett supported Obama's first campaign for president in 2008, according to Federal Election Commission reports. Downey gave $5,000 to the Obama Victory Fund and $2,700 to the Democratic National Committee in 2008. Burnett also donated to Obama's first campaign - $2,300 in 2007.

Neither gave money to Obama's 2012 campaign.

While the show was airing, tweets poured in noting the resemblance.

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Not everyone on Twitter agreed, though.

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After three episodes, the show has scored strong ratings. Its first episode drew 13.1 million viewers, ratings that trumped CBS’s “60 Minutes” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” The second episode drew 10.8 million viewers.

Ratings for the third installment in the five-week miniseries have not been released.

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The project has been a three-and-a-half year process for The History Channel and for Burnett and Downey. Burnett - who is better known as a king of reality television, with “Survivor,” “The Voice” and “The Apprentice” all under his name - told CNN earlier this month that this project was “personal.”

“It was time for an updating, adding fresh visual life to a sacred text,” Burnett said.

Both Downey and Burnett were raised Catholic, Burnett in England and Downey in Ireland. They still regularly attend Mass in Los Angeles. Growing up, both watched the classic biblical films that the Hollywood of yesteryear churned out, like “The Ten Commandments” and “The Greatest Story Ever Told.”

To film their Bible series, the duo set off for the southern tip of Morocco with a crew of around 400 people.
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Burnett and Downey consulted a wide range of pastors and academics, including a major evangelical leader and a Catholic cardinal.

Their advisory panel consisted of many people from varied backgrounds familiar with sharing the stories of the Bible, rather than a who’s who of biblical academics.

Joel Osteen, a popular television preacher and pastor of the 30,000-member Lakewood church in Houston, was among those consulted. Osteen and Burnett are friends and were developing a television series together that went on the back burner during the production of this series. Osteen even took his family to Morocco during some of the filming.

While the History Channel owns the exclusive North American rights to the project, Burnett and Downey own the rights to global distribution and theatrical airings, which are in the works. The project also has a book tie-in, games and apps.

- CNN’s Eric Marrapodi and Eric Weisbrod contributed to this report.

- Dan Merica

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  1. Chris

    They shouldve gotten the president to play satan instead....He would fit right in

    March 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm |
    • In Santa we trust

      How do you know what satan looks like? It's mainly based upon the imagination of European artists centuries ago (as is god and Jesus).

      March 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm |
  2. DaveNC

    Clearly it wasn't meant for the devil to look like Obama – he didn't have a teleprompter! (I kid, I kid!!) :))

    March 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm |
  3. DustyOnes

    Obama is the secular Messiah.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm |
    • meifumado

      That's why he worshiped at a racist church in Chicago for many years.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm |
  4. Person of Interest

    Just as the GOP puts out a Report about their image being white, old, anti-immigrant, etc. half their followers post that "Obama" looks like the devil (because most of their most outspoken voices believe that he is). This is not a conservative image problem this is about the leaders of conservatism in the US allowing fear and hate to get them elected.

    Does this guy look like Obama? A bit. Who cares, other than people trying to politicize it? No one.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  5. hilreal

    It is just a silly fictious story, so who cares? After all Jesus looked anything but Jewish? Looked like a wasp from NC to me. Do any Christians know what on old school orthodox Jew from Israel looks like?

    March 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
    • SLP

      Yes, Jesus probably looked like alot like the middle eastern terrorists that you see on the news.

      March 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm |
  6. Jack Shown

    CNN has now sunk to the bottom of the sewer. But that's it for me and CNN - I am removing CNN from all of my bookmarks and will refuse to surf to their site ever again. I'll be sure to exit the screen door with a slam.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm |
    • All the Munchkins

      Bye bye! Bye bye! .. Bye bye!

      March 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
    • Truth Prevails :-)

      I'm sure FOX news will be more your speed and intelligence...enjoy.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm |
  7. dan ballard

    hard hitting stuff CNN.....I think I just heard Cronkite roll-over

    March 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm |
  8. Science if Fun

    Richard Feynman Experiment Recreated, 'Confirms Quantum Mechanics,' Physicist Says

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/17/physicist-richard-feynman-thought-experiment_n_2883913.html?utm_hp_ref=science

    March 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm |
    • Science if Fun

      Richard Feynman on God

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YltEym9H0x4

      March 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
    • Science is Fun

      ( Science IS Fun )

      March 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  9. liberal disease

    Satan is better looking and a nicer guy

    March 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm |
  10. Pan3

    Some similar features, but that's about it.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
  11. clarity

    Another poster asked earlier what kind of evidence would be sufficient for proving the historical Jesus that is reflected as the Christ character in the Bible.

    Reasonable evidence would certainly have to be something beyond what has been demonstrated so far. Anonymously written gospels don't help. When the historical writings ABOUT the anonymously-written gospels appear to have been tampered with, THAT certainly doesn't help solidify anything about the Christian claim. When early Christian apologists themselves charged that the devil had disseminated earlier fake stories before the "real" gospels ('diabolical mimicry'), THAT doesn't help validate the Christian claim either. It just makes things smell very, very fishy.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
    • Chad

      um...

      you didnt answer the question you posed to yourself, namely " what kind of evidence would be sufficient for proving the historical Jesus that is reflected as the Christ character in the Bible."

      Let me guess.. "empirical" right? you want to be able to do a science experiment and confirm Jesus existence?

      March 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Like Paul, Chard, you can stall and obfuscate till the cows come home, but the fact is that you don't have an answer.

      March 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm |
    • Chad

      um.. I think @clarity was the one posing the question to himself..

      I was merely pointing out that he didnt answer the question.. But, of course, I'm just kidding.. I know that kind of thing isnt the atheist way 🙂

      March 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Then why show up to post your non-answer?

      March 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
    • .

      Chad, you have never shown any evidence at all, so yeah, empirical would be freaking good. For all of your silly postings, not one has EVER shown that. Just say, "I believe" and be done with it.
      Oh, yeah, your "empty tomb" bs is just that – bs.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Why don't you answer the questions I asked YOU, Chard? Do you feel love for god?

      March 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm |
    • Chad

      how exactly does one go about constructing a science experiment to prove the existence of an ancient person?

      March 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
    • ..

      Oh that's why it must be true – because, even though it sounds fishy, you can't set up an experiment for it. lol.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm |
    • Wally

      All you have on historical Jesus is hearsay from non-neutral near-contemporary sources and absolutely nothing from anyone else. I personally don't have a problem with a historical Jesus, but the very limited nature of the information certainly gives room for legitimate doubt.

      Historicity does not prove divinity at all, as good old Joseph Smith proves. I have no problem with his historicity either, and I don't buy the supernatural claims about him at all.

      So people who don't accept there was a historical Jesus do have a reasonable basis for thinking so, and even if he is historical, that does not mean he or any other messiah/prophet claimant is actually divine.

      Does it matter to me that there was actually a rabble rouser named Jesus who did a few sleight-fo-hand tricks that fooled backwards peasants, and about whom tall tales were told? No. There are lots of those around. Heck, you can still find a few people who follow Branch Davidianism and think Koresh was a divinity. There aren't many, but not all the BDs died in Waco.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
    • Chad

      Extra biblical evidence for the historicity of Jesus

      Flavius Josephus (AD 37?-101?, a Jewish historian) mentions John the Baptist and Herod – Antiquities, Book 18, ch. 5, par. 2
      Flavius Josephus (AD 37?-101?) mentions Jesus – Antiquities, Book 18, ch. 3, par. 3.
      Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ. And when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, (9) those that loved him at the first did not forsake him; for he appeared to them alive again the third day; (10) as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him. And the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day.
      There is debate among scholars as to the authenticity of this quote since it is so favorable to Jesus. For more information on this, please see Regarding the quotes from the historian Josephus about Jesus

      Flavius Josephus (AD 37?-101?) mentions James, the brother of Jesus – Antiquities, Book 20, ch. 9.

      Tacitus (A.D. c.55-A.D. c.117, Roman historian) mentions "Christus" who is Jesus – Annals 15.44
      "Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a clas s hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superst ition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their centre and become popular."
      Ref. from http://classics.mit.edu/Tacitus/annals.mb.txt

      Thallus (Circa AD 52, eclipse of the sun) Thallus wrote a history of the Eastern Mediterranean world from the Trojan War to his own time. His writings are only found as citations by others. Julius Africanus, who wrote about AD 221, mentioned Thallus' account of an eclipse of the sun.
      "On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his History, calls, as appears to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun."
      Is this a reference to the eclipse at the crucifixion? Luke 23:44-45, "And it was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45 the sun being obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two."
      The oddity is that Jesus' crucifixion occurred at the Pas sover which was a full moon. It is not possible for a solar eclipse to occur at a full moon. Note that Julius Africanus draws the conclusion that Thallus' mentioning of the eclipse was describing the one at Jesus' crucifixion. It may not have been.

      Julius Africanus, Extant Writings, XVIII in the Ante Nicene Fathers, ed. by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973), vol. VI, p. 130. as cited in Habermas, Gary R., The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ, (Joplin, MO: College Press Publishing Company) 1996.

      Pliny the Younger mentioned Christ. Pliny was governor of Bithynia in Asia Minor. Pliny wrote ten books. The tenth around AD 112.
      "They (the Christians) were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verses a hymn to Christ, as to a god, and bound themselves by a solemn oath, not to any wicked deeds, but never to commit any fraud, theft or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor deny a trust when they should be called upon to deliver it up; after which it was their custom to separate, and then rea ssemble to partake of food but food of an ordinary and innocent kind."
      Pliny, Letters, transl. by William Melmoth, rev. by W.M.L. Hutchinson (Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1935), vol. II, X:96 as cited in Habermas, Gary R., The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ, (Joplin, MO: College Press Publishing Company) 1996.

      The Talmud "On the eve of the Pas sover Yeshu was hanged. For forty days before the execution took place, a herald went forth and cried, "He is going forth to be stoned because he has practiced sorcery and enticed Israel to apostasy. Any one who can say anything in his favor, let him come forward and plead on his behalf." But since nothing was brought forward in his favor he was hanged on the eve of the Pa ssover!"
      Gal. 3:13, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree."
      Luke 22:1-2, "Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Pa ssover, was approaching. 2And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people."
      This quotation was taken from the reading in The Babylonian Talmud, transl. by I. Epstein (London: Soncino, 1935), vol. III, Sanhedrin 43a, p. 281 as cited in Habermas, Gary R., The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ, (Joplin, MO: College Press Publishing Company) 1996.

      Lucian (circa 120-after 180) mentions Jesus. Greek writer and rhetorician.
      "The Christians, you know, worship a man to this day the distinguished personage who introduced their novel rites, and was crucified on that account. . . . You see, these misguided creatures start with the general conviction that they are immortal for all time, which explains the contempt of death and voluntary self-devotion which are so common among them; and then it was impressed on them by their original lawgiver that they are all brothers, from the moment that they are converted, and deny the gods of Greece, and worship the crucified sage, and live after his laws. All this they take quite on faith, with the result that they despise all worldly goods alike, regarding them merely as common property."
      Lucian, The Death of Peregrine, 1113, in The Works of Lucian of Samosata, transl. by H.W. Fowler and F.G. Fowler, 4 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1949), vol. 4, as cited in Habermas, Gary R., The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ, (Joplin, MO: College Press Publishing Company) 1996.
      Though Lucian opposed Christianity, he acknowledges Jesus, that Jesus was crucified, that Christians worship him, and that this was done by faith.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm |
    • .

      Chad from the wiki site you pasted from

      Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed,[1][2][3][4] and biblical scholars and classical historians regard theories of his non-existence as effectively refuted.[5][6][7] While there is little agreement on the historicity of gospel narratives and their theological assertions of his divinity[8][9][10][11] most scholars agree that Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was born between 7 and 2 BC and died 30–36 AD.[12][13][14] Most scholars hold that Jesus lived in Galilee and Judea, did not preach or study elsewhere[15][16][17] and that he spoke Aramaic and may have also spoken Hebrew and Greek.[18][19][20] Although scholars differ on the reconstruction of the specific episodes of the life of Jesus, the two events whose historicity is subject to "almost universal assent" are that he was baptized by John the Baptist and was crucified by the order of the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
    • .

      Which means just because he existed doesn't mean he was the son of a God. Look at Santa Claus and how people spun his story, we know today it's just fantasy.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm |
    • Chad

      "Which means just because he existed doesn't mean he was the son of a God"

      =>very true.

      Then there is the whole empty tomb situation, how does one explain that?

      March 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
    • The real Tom

      And if you convince anyone, Chad, then what?

      What do you get out of your belief? Does it fulfill a need of yours? Does it bring you happiness? Satisfaction? Do you pray?
      If so, do you have conversations with your god that resemble the ones you have on here?

      March 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Chad

      There is no evidence of that so-called "empty tomb" of yours. Not to mention, the only explanation for an empty tomb is not "ZOMG he rose from the dead through the power of gawd".

      March 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm |
    • Chad

      @Hawaii "There is no evidence of that so-called "empty tomb" of yours"

      =>?interesting claim..

      – three eye witnesses (Mark, John, Matthew) wrote accounts.
      – other ancient docs attest to the belief that the tomb was empty
      – most historical scholars today agree that jesus was buried in a tomb, and that tomb was found empty by a group of Jesus woman followers.

      actually, there is enormous evidence for it..

      do you have anything actually refuting any of that? ("that's all nonsense" isnt a refutation..")

      March 18, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
    • The real Tom

      No, there isn't, Chad/Paul. You believe it. Millions of others don't.

      There is no evidence that Jesus was divine or that he rose from the dead.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Chad

      The bible is evidence of nothing on it's own. Other people writing about what people believe is not supporting evidence, that merely shows that the moronic belief stayed consistent.
      You constantly say "most historic scholars" or "all scientists" depending on the claim, yet you never actually give a demonstration of that assertion.

      Hmm, strange, there's no "that's all nonsense" in there, merely telling you you are not demonstrating anything, merely piling on more assertions in place of actual evidence, as I have before. I wonder if you'll actually address the post or continue your usual tactic of reasserting your position over and over.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm |
    • Dumb Story

      I prefer the story of jesus taken down from the cross when dead and having been decapitated and having his head put on a spike and paraded around town as a warning to any other rabble. This did not make the final cut for any of the gospels of course.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm |
    • Chad

      @hawaiiguest "The bible is evidence of nothing on it's own"

      =>actually, it is! As your fellow atheists agree:

      Using the Bible as partial biographical evidence of Jesus is not as completely insane or wall-bangingly circular as it may first seem. Although the gospels are generally published in one compendium known as The Bible, they are separate doc uments and almost certainly were written by separate authors

      Source: http://rationalwiki.org/

      March 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm |
    • clarity

      Flavius Josephus – perfect example of a hearsay "historian" where there have been sufficient allegations of tampering of his writings to question their credibility. This is what I meant by "When the historical writings ABOUT the anonymously-written gospels appear to have been tampered with . .".

      March 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm |
    • clarity

      "Although the gospels are generally published in one compendium known as The Bible, they are separate doc uments and almost certainly were written by separate authors"

      But since we don't know for sure exactly who wrote them, and for a good portion they are telling the same basic story, and there were charges of plagiarism about them; so it is reasonable to question their validity. Well unless there is some non-hearsay evidence outside of them where most historians agree is solid evidence –that would at least be something.

      March 18, 2013 at 4:09 pm |
    • Chad

      @Clarity "But since we don't know for sure exactly who wrote them, and for a good portion they are telling the same basic story, and there were charges of plagiarism about them; so it is reasonable to question their validity"
      =>well, we DO know who wrote them, telling the same basic story confirms it, charges of "plagarism"???

      geeze, can't imagine why you never seem to find any scholars that agree with you 🙂

      March 18, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
  12. ticktockman

    LOL! Another contrived reason for the wingnuts to hate Obama.

    By the way, I am looking forward to the episode of The Bible that dramatizes Isaiah 36:12. That should be a crowd pleaser.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
  13. Randy, San Francisco

    Hollywood is perpetuating a childish understanding and image of Satan. The Hollywood image of Satan is rooted more in Greek and Roman mythology than in Judeo-Chiristian religious teachings found in the Torah and Bible. Sad that this plays to anti-Obama sentiment found among so many Christian fundamentalists.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
    • Wally

      I think the low budget is more responsible for this satan.

      Yoou do realize the script and production are the work of fundies, right? I don't think you can blame "Hollywood" – like it's a single entity – for the choices of a fundie production team who supposedly know the bibliccal version of satan.

      March 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm |
  14. SLP

    Oh good grief! I watched this last night and didn't even make the connection that he looked like President Obama. I am not an Obama supporter, but I don't think that he is Satan. Stop with that. Also, I am a christian. This comment is to my fellow christians commenting here. You are not going to win anyone over with insults and slams. Seeing how I was not a christian at one time, you wouldn't have won me over either. Jesus said that you will be known by the fruit that you bare. In other words, if you want others to see the abundant christian life that you lead and know that you are a true believer, act like it! Criticizing and telling people that they are going to hell with your nose stuck in the air just makes you look judgemental and haughty. The Jesus that I serve encompasses love. He IS love. Jesus also said that He came to bring abundant life. Not just life in heaven for eternity, but abundant life here on earth also seeing as how most of us are here for 70 plus years. Most of you don't sound like you are living abundantly. You sound miserable. Go and do something worth while. Give food to someone who is hungry. Pay the power bill for someone who is financially down on their luck. Those are truly ways to portray Jesus.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
    • DAWN

      AMEN! So true, how ridiculous to start this kind of mess. I am a christian too and my bible says "He who is without sin, cast the first stone" of course that was referring the woman caught in adultery but I think that refers to alot of people who just sit back and judge others or portray yourself better than others without looking at your own faults and sins

      March 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
  15. John Illinois

    Fitting?????

    March 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
    • .

      No.....

      March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
  16. Whogivs Za Damm

    I thought it looked like Dick Cheney.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
    • LB Colorado

      Satan wears many faces. Both Cheney and Obama fit the bill.

      March 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
    • LB Colorado

      Cheney reminds of Mr. Potter on "Its a Wonderful Life". Which was a very evil character and Cheney foots that bill very well.

      March 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm |
    • .

      Actually, I think he looks more like Rand Paul in dark makeup.

      March 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
  17. BubblesB

    I wonder what folks would be saying if he resembled Romney.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
  18. THE BROWN NOTE

    Why are they playing science fiction on the History channel anyway?

    March 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm |
    • BubblesB

      Ha!

      March 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm |
  19. Allen

    I watched the show. Never occurred to me that satan looked like the President. I still don't see the resemblance.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm |
  20. Phattee

    Sure, they may have donated to Obama in the past, but these are Hollywood producers; the lowest of the low. Nothing matters more to these people than ratings and money. If the show was specifically designed to be viewed by American Christians, then it would not be surprising if the inclusion of an Obama-resembling Satan was intentional.

    March 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm |
    • Billy

      It looks pretty intentional to me.

      March 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
    • BubblesB

      Guess they are going back to the black hat/white hat thing...only this time it's black man/white man.

      March 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
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