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'Bible' producers dismiss Obama - Satan connection

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The producers of the cable TV miniseries on the Bible say Internet chatter that their Satan character resembles President Barack Obama is "utter nonsense."

Mark Burnett and Roma Burnett said Monday that the Moroccan actor who played Satan in the History channel series has played Satanic characters in other Biblical programs long before Obama was elected president.

Downey, the "Touched By an Angel" actress who is married to Burnett, said, "Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our president, who is a fellow Christian."

The ten-hour dramatization of "The Bible" is being shown for two hours each Sunday in March, and has attracted more than ten million cable viewers on each of the first three Sundays. The final installments are coming up on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

The hooded character of Satan appeared this past Sunday tempting Jesus Christ in the desert.

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