Actor Jamie Foxx recently had some extremely favorable words for President Barack Obama — words that are typically reserved for church sermons and personal prayers. The Oscar winner made his curious statements about the nation’s commander-in-chief at the Soul Train Music Awards, which aired on Sunday. During an on-stage appearance, he referred to Obama as “our lord and savior.”
Considering that many have quipped about Obama’s standing among his supporters — celebrities in particular — as a deity of sorts, this statement, though likely said in jest, is surely going to make its rounds.
“First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama,” Foxx proclaims in the clip.
Newsbusters reports that the actor’s words were used as a preview by BET, the network that aired the Soul Train Music Awards, leading up to the event. Conservative blogger Noel Sheppard wrote, in response to Foxx’s words, “I guess Obama really IS the messiah.”
Watch the clip, below: