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Oprah talks to 'The Bible' producers about Satan controversy

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The furor over the similarity between the actor who portrayed Satan in History's The Bible miniseries and President Barack Obama has largely died down, but like any good controversy, it is not legally allowed to end until Oprah gets to interview someone about it (I cannot back that up). 

Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett taped and interview with Oprah that will air on her OWN show this Sunday, April 14. Downey told the media mogul that she felt like the uproar over the Satan figure "hijacked" the series after social media exploded.

"The night before that broke in the news, Jesus had made his first appearance on the screen and I was so looking forward to Monday and knowing that Jesus would be on the lips of everyone," Downey said in an excerpt that has leaked online. "For Satan to be the point of conversation was really heartbreaking. ... We love the president, we have nothing but respect for the president. We felt somehow hijacked."

Burnett added that, "If you're gonna do what we do for a living, which is stick your neck out there ... it's a free country and you got to accept that." 

The series was certainly not that harmed by the controversy, as the concluding episode on Easter Sunday drew 11.6 million viewers.

 


Details
Show:
- The Bible
- Oprah Prime
Network:
- HISTORY
- OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

Written by: Hamatosan
Apr 13th, 2013, 11:46 am

Images courtesy of History Channel

Ticked Off!!!!

Message Posted On Apr 22nd, 2013, 1:20 am
People, please can someone give me a biblical reference of a description Satan's countenance that corresponds with the Morrocan actor from THE BIBLE, so that we can even begin to compare with that the US president? For me they look about as similar as a mouse and an elephant, but that is just me. It is time for Christians to focus on Faith , Hope and Love, and the greatest of these, is love!!!!!!! I realize that Pres Obama's personal belief system is in total conflict with Democracy as we know it today, but maybe it is time for him to bring about change that advocates what Jesus gave his life for and puncuated by rising again.
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