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Hannity Panel Clashes Over Jamie Foxx Calling Obama 'Our Lord and Savior

"...if the government gives you everything, the government becomes your religion, and he’s our leader."

During Monday night's "Hannity" on Fox News Channel, host Sean Hannity and his panel discussed the implications of Jamie Foxx's remarks at the Soul Train Awards in which he called President Barack Obama "our lord and savior."

Hannity said the comment is a "reminder of how obsessed left-wing celebrities really are with President Obama."

Comedian Paul Mercurio provided a soft defense of Foxx's comments, saying “I understand how African-Americans and Jamie Foxx could be very proud."

"They’re proud of their heritage and they're proud Obama is in the White House, and good for them," he added. "Yes, it’s over the top...He’s not our savior. And the tip-off is, you don’t need Obamacare if you have the ability to cure lepers with a mere touch. If he’s the savior he should be able to do that."

"I think he thinks he's Jesus because like Jesus Obama gave gifts to the poor to curry favor," Mercurio joked.

Radio host Mary Walter went further on a limb and provided her take, which she admitted may be a little "conspiracy theorist."

"I’m seeing something that I'm sure Paul won’t see, but it’s part of this whole thing of: the intellectually superior don’t need the crutch of religion. You know, those of us who are clinging to our guns and religion -- we’re somehow less evolved," she said. "It’s about a societal religion as opposed to a church religion, because if the government gives you everything, the government becomes your religion, and he’s our leader."

Alleging bias in the mainstream media, Hannity said many of Obama's divisive comments are ignored while Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" remarks were blown out of proportion.

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