Roma Downey Explains Why the Devil Was Cut Out of ‘Son of God’ Movie

During their hit Biblical miniseries epic The Bible, husband-and-wife producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett were surprised that an unlikely character was receiving so much attention. Viewers noticed that in some scenes the devil closely resembled President Obama. Burnett and Downey responded that the depiction was completely unintentional, saying, they have “nothing but respect and love our president, who is a fellow Christian.” In a recent column for USA Today, Downey said that in light of the controversy, they’ve decided to “cast out” Satan from the upcoming Son of God film (which is based on the miniseries).

[F]or 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. This is now a movie about Jesus, the Son of God, and the devil gets no more screen time, no more distractions.

Son of God opens in theaters on Feb. 28 ...


Markus Hagedorn


Markus Hagedorn commented…

If this devil looks like Obama I look like an egg sandwich.

Matt Bantams Extraordinaire!


Matt Bantams Extraordinaire! commented…

They should have made him look like George W. Bush! That would be a much more accurate depiction!

Drew Marshall


Drew Marshall replied to Matt Bantams Extraordinaire!'s comment

Either this is 2004 or I am misunderstanding your sarcasm.

Brandi Lynn


Brandi Lynn replied to Drew Marshall's comment

People will always find a reason to be offended by something. I agree with Roma, this was just a distraction to take away the beauty of the film and its message.

Explosiv Slurp


Explosiv Slurp replied to Brandi Lynn's comment

Sure, Obama is a Christian. And I guess all of those devil horns and Beast signs that he flashed are merely coincidental.

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