Glenn Beck, Roma Downey, Obama, The Bible
Obama a “fellow Christian” who champions partial birth abortion
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Question for Glenn Beck: Is ‘That Guy’ who’s in Israel today with his own redesigned map of that beleaguered country truly a “fellow Christian”, as described by ‘The Bible’ mini-series co-producer Roma Downey now playing until Easter on the History Channel?
Before the Twitter follow-up telling all to “relax”, because his Sunday night Twitter suggesting that Barack Obama looks an awful lot like actor Mehdi Ouzanni, who plays Satan in ‘ The Bible’, Beck, who’s been touting the mini-series as the most popular in television history, linked Obama and the series’ Satan as “exact” lookalikes.
The timeline in all of this seems just a tad fishy:
As quickly as you can say “Moses”, next came Roma Downey saying: “It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection”.
“Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love (for) our President, who is a fellow Christian,” Downey said. “False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of the Bible.”
Roma Downey, who plays Mary in the mini-series described Obama—unabashed champion of partial birth abortion—as a “fellow Christian” and then talks about other folk trying to “discredit the beauty of the story of the Bible”?
And it gets better: Yesterday Downey said President Barack Obama personally congratulated her:
“Actress Roma Downey says President Barack Obama congratulated her on the success of “The Bible” - the ten-hour TV series she co-produced with her husband.
“Downey met with the president and first lady at the White House on Monday. She says the Obamas were thankful that the show has “engaged the country in a conversation about the Bible.”
“The actress, who plays Mary the mother of the adult Jesus, says she was upset that some people claimed the actor who played Satan looked like the president. She dismisses that as “nonsense” and a distraction.
“Downey says the ratings suggest that 68 million people have viewed the episodes shown on the “History” and “Lifetime” channels so far this month, with the final episodes coming up the next two Sundays - Palm Sunday and Easter.
“She also thinks it’s God’s timing that “The Bible” is being shown as the seating of a new pope in Rome has people thinking about faith.” (AP, March 19, 2013).
There can be little doubt that some Christians must have been surprised when Downey described Obama as a “fellow Christian”.
Is boob tube actress Roma Downey qualified to identify Obama as a “fellow Christian”?
According to information on the Beck/Smith Hollywood website, Downey is a New Ager who openly embraces New Age and Mysticism. (The Beck of Beck/Smith Hollywood is no relation to Glenn Beck).
“Roma also attends the University of Santa Monica, a private graduate school founded by New Age spiritual and self-help guru John-Roger and will graduate with a master’s degree in spiritual psychology in June.” (Beck/Smith Hollywood, April 23, 2012).
“Says Roma, who lives in Malibu, ‘My kids go to school about a 40-minute drive away. I’m open to the group’s opinion about what we listen to on the way there. On the way back, I get my own selections—books on tape by Eckhart Tolle, Tony Robbins..My husband says I’m so self-realized I’m practically levitating’.”
Yesterday Glenn Beck was trying to “relax” media “hyperventilating” over the supposed Obama-Satan lookalike, saying his Sunday night Tweet was all in fun.
“As many in the media began hyperventilating over the similarity, Glenn Beck tried to calm everyone down by noting his own earlier tweet was meant as fun, not an indictment.” (The Blaze March 19, 2013).
More important than calming everyone down is telling us the truth.