LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Jamie Foxx is drawing criticism for calling President Barack Obama "our Lord and savior" at the recent Soul Train Music Awards in Las Vegas.
In the pre-recorded program that was broadcast Sunday night on BET, Foxx urges the audience to "first of all, give an honor to God — and our Lord and savior, Barack Obama!"
The audience responds with cheers as Foxx shouts the president's name again and urges them to "stand up."
On the Human Events blog, John Hayward writes, "Practicing Christians are not amused by the portrayal of modern secular politicians as replacements for Jesus. But presumably their feelings don't count, because they won't burn anything down in outrage."
Catholic League President Bill Donohue notes that last December, Foxx said he didn't know what God meant to him. On the league's website, Donohue says Obama has apparently convinced "Jamie Foxx, and no doubt legions of others, that God exists."