I’m sure you’ve heard by now the controversy over the fact that the character of the devil in the History Channel’s The Bible show bore some resemblance to President Obama. The producers says this is purely a coincidence, which I don’t believe for a minute, but wingnut Rick Wiles says God guided their hand to reveal to the world that Obama is, in fact, the devil.
As Mr. Obama prepares to enter Jerusalem this week, days before Passover, another massive swarm of locusts have entered southern Israel. Mr. Obama is not only facing a biblical plague of locust in the Middle East he is also being compared to Satan in the popular “The Bible” series on the History Channel. Sunday night’s latest chapter on the series featured Lucifer and viewers around the nation immediately thought Satan looked like Barack Obama. Mark Burnett, the creator of the miniseries, denied reports that that actor was made to look like Mr. Obama. His wife Roma Downey said “both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love for our President who is a fellow Christian.” Likewise, the History Channel denounced the internet and talk radio chatter that the Lucifer character resembles Mr. Obama, in a statement the TV network said it was “unfortunate that anybody made this false connection.”
Now here’s my take on it: I believe Mark Burnett and his wife and the History Channel. I don’t believe they intentionally portrayed the Lucifer character to look like Mr. Obama. I think God guided the hand of the makeup artist and blinded the eyes of everybody on the movie set while it was being recorded, and the spiritual blinders were removed Sunday night when the program was broadcast nationally on the History Channel. How many clues do we need from Heaven to understand that the man in the White House is a devil from Hell?
Wiles, of course, never needed any clues at all. He’d be saying the same thing even if the devil had been portrayed as a woman on the show.