|Satan from the History channel's mini-series "The Bible."|
I mean even somebody as disconnected from reality as Glen Beck, was able to put two and two together. (I assume he used a calculator.)
Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on HIstory Channel looks exactly like That Guy? twitter.com/glennbeck/stat…Yeah, when even the mentally challenged paste eaters in the corner pick up on it, then you know it is not just an accident.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 17, 2013
After all Mark Burnett is the uber-Christian producer of numerous reality shows, including the one starring the aforementioned half term Governor.
And it is kind of hard to think "coincidence" when this is how he described the series even before it was broadcast:
"The Bible is the foundation of this nation, of our laws, of our society," Burnett said. "There wouldn't have been the Declaration of Independence. President Obama swore his allegiance to all of us not on one Bible, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible and Abraham Lincoln's bible last month. It's on our money: 'In God We Trust.'"
Hmm, interesting how he was already a little focused on our President, don't you think?
Of course since this whole thing blew up yesterday, the denials have already started:
Mark Burnett and Roma Burnett said Monday the Moroccan actor who played Satan in the History channel series, Mehdi Ouzaani, has played Satanic characters in other Biblical programs long before Obama was elected president. (No he hasn't.)
History said in a statement that the network has “the highest respect” for Obama, and that “it’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection.”
“Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our president, who is a fellow Christian,” said Downey, the “Touched By an Angel” actress who is married to Burnett. “False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of the Bible.”
Uh huh. Well hell if you can't believe an angel then who can your believe, right?
But let's, for the moment, put aside the idea that Mark Burnett purposefully used his program to equate the President of the United States, with Satan, and move on to another question.
Such as why, if indeed Burnett was trying to make a film worthy to be shown on a channel called "The History Channel," did he make his Jesus look like this?
I mean doesn't it bother anybody else that the devil is portrayed as a black man, while Jesus is portrayed by an actor who looks like he could be cast as an Aryan Gestapo agent in a film about Nazi Germany?
But hey, I am sure THAT does not make Mark Burnett, his angelic wife, or the History Channel racist either.
Update: Here is Mehdi Ouzaani, the actor who plays Satan, before his makeup.