Jamie Foxx on Barack Obama: Our Lord and Savior!

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Jamie Foxx sparked controversy by calling President Obama "our Lord and Savior" at the 2012 Soul Train Awards, prompting backlash from at least one group.

The show was televised Sunday night but was taped in Las Vegas a few days after the 2012 election. Take a look at Foxx's out-of-this-world praise for the Prez:

The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, Bill Donahue, released a statement regarding the actor's comment:

"Foxx's epiphany is startling. It just goes to show that even though Obama did not succeed in stopping the oceans from rising (as he promised to do in 2008), he did succeed in convincing Jamie Foxx, and no doubt legions of others, that God exists. Whether God can survive an ACLU lawsuit accusing him of violating church and state grounds remains to be seen."

We're not sure if that's a serious legal threat, but Foxx's rep declined comment in any case.

Incidentally, Beyonce was the top winner of the night, taking home the awards for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Best Dance Performance for "Love on Top."

Other winners:

  • Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks' "Celebrate" for Best Gospel Performance
  • Kanye West's "Mercy" for Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
  • Frank Ocean's Channel Orange snagged Album of the Year
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