Get Behind Me, Satan
The devil is cast out.
The upcoming movie “Son of God” is a two-hour condensed version of last year’s hit miniseries “The Bible.” Among the things that didn’t make the cut is Satan. Roma Downey, who produced the movie with her husband, Mark Burnett, explained, “Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts. The next day, when I was sure everyone would only be talking about Jesus, they were talking about Satan instead. For our movie, ‘Son of God,’ I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus. I want his name to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so we cast Satan out. It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor.” We’d prefer they kept Satan in the movie and cast the president out instead.
- Barack Obama
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