Producers Defend “The Bible” Miniseries in the face of Obama-Devil Controversy: Utter Nonsense! Obama is a “Fellow Christian”

The Internet is in an uproar over the resemblance of the Devil in the History Channel’s Bible miniseries to Barak Obama. 

The producers of the miniseries, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have issued the following statement:

“This is utter nonsense. The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, 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.”

Executive Producer, Roma Downey 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.”

The History Channel also made this statement: “HISTORY channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. HISTORY’s ‘The Bible’ is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”

The Bible has been a passion project for the TV supercouple. Mark Burnett has produced spectacularly successful reality shows like Survivor, Shark Tank, and The Apprentice. Roma Downey is best known as the lead angel on the TV show Touched By an Angel, which aired from 1994 to 2003. They married in 2007.

Back in November, Downey told me this project was “the best work my husband and I have ever done.

Update: Why I think the resemblance must be an odd coincidence. 

For more on The Bible:

Peter Chattaway reviews the first episode of The Bible.

Peter Chattaway reviews the second episode of The Bible.

 Craig Detweiler on how Hollywood underestimates religious audiences

About Rebecca Cusey

Rebecca is a lead critic and editor of entertainment at Patheos. Follow her on Twitter @Rebecca_Cusey

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  • rumitoid

    Once upon a time I was on three Christian forums…until Obama was elected. The hateful and scandalous comments were ubiquitous and persistent. I don’t think the Obama lookalike was a coincidence. These same comments are being made today among many Christians.

  • http://www.facebook.com/agni.ashwin Agni Ashwin

    Roma Downey: reversed “Roma” is “amor”, which is Latin for “love”.
    Barack Obama: reversed “Obama” is “amabo”, which is Latin for “I will love”.

  • Joshua

    Honestly, I really don’t see the resemblance.

  • http://theoldadam.com/ theoldadam

    I see it!

    That’s him!

  • http://abertlocan.blogspot.ie/ Frank

    Not only dose Obama look like the Devil, he also acts like him and his name, date of birth and number also adds up to him.!!!….

    Obama is 44th president of the United States of America and the word “Beast” is mentioned in its singular form 44 times in the book of Revelations. ……

    “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666″ Revelation 13:16-18

    Barack Obama Born 4 August 1961 the 216th day of the year. 216 = 6x6x6…….

    .A=6 B=12 C=18 D=24 E=36 etc. BARACK = 216 = 6X6X6………….

    .A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 E=5 F=6 G=7 H=8 I=9 J=10 K=11 L=12 M= 13 N=14 O=15 P=16 Q=17 R=18 S=19 T=20 U=21 V=22 W=23 X=24 Y=25 Z=26.

    Barack: = 2+1+18+1+3+11=36
    Hussein= 8+21+19+19+5+9+14=95
    Obama = 15+2+1+13+1=32
    Add these three totals 36+95+32=163
    Multiply by the Beast: = 1 63 x 666 = 108,558
    Split and Add: = 108 + 558 = 666.

    From all the above compiling evidence we can now take it for granted that Barack Obama is set to be the Devil incarnate from the Book of Revelations.

    The numbers 13, 33, 44, 322, 666, are all synonymous with Illuminati Satanism & Antichrist.

    Barack Obama will be present in Jerusalem on Friday 22 March 2013 = 3.22/13 (US Format) = 3.22/2013 = 3+2+2+2+0+1+3 = 13. 3.22/13 “Skull & Bones” + 13. “Skull & Bones” = 666 and 13 = Death & Superstition.

    It also wouldn’t surprise me if he mimics the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is certainly in the right place and at the right time for it .

    • Shawna C. Smith

      You need help. Prayer works. I will pray for you too.

    • Scott

      Get a life.

  • Darren

    On the plus side, President Obama now _totally_ has his ironically-hip Halloween costume!

  • Shawna C. Smith

    Seriously. Why is anyone giving this room to grow? The actor is clearly not a president look-a-like. Obama is not the devil nor will he pretend to be resurrected like my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Also, the guy with the numbers theories… UGH…! Worse than horoscopes. People really? How about praying that the unsaved will maybe be inspired to seek God from watching this mini-series. I personally think the series sucks and I am currently a student at Liberty Christian U and I only think this because most of the best narratives were glazed over and the actors are not that great but the producers had good intentions. People wake up!!! Its about getting the Good News of the Gospel and awareness of Jesus Christ out that is important.


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