Christian radio host Rick Wiles recently claimed on his TruNews show that God intervened on the History Channel’s 'The Bible' miniseries to make the Satan character look like President Obama (audio below).
Wiles' statement was apparently in response to many conservatives, including Glenn Beck, who have claimed that the Satan character looks similar to Obama.
“God guided the hand of the makeup artist and blinded the eyes of everybody on the movie set while it was being recorded,” said Wiles, reports RightWingWatch.org.
Wiles also claims that God “removed” the “spiritual blinders” once “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," said Wiles.
In response to the controversy, the History Channel said in a recent press release: “HISTORY channel has the highest respect for President Obama,” the network said in a press release. "The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. HISTORY’s ‘The Bible’ is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”
'The Bible' executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey called the controversy “utter nonsense” in the same press release, which stated that actor Mehdi Ouzaani had played Satan before Obama was elected, reports TheHill.com.