“Fat Black Woman”: Pastor Attacks THE SHACK Filmmakers For Casting Octavia Spencer As God
The casting of Oscar winner Octavia Spencer as God in the upcoming film “The Shack” is causing radical evangelists to lose their cool.
Pastor Joe Schimmel from Simi Valley, California went as far as calling the casting choice of God as a fat black woman (nicely paraphrased as a “heavy-set, cushy African American woman”) “dangerous and false” as it does not match his idea of “the one true God as revealed in Christ”.
Schimmel, who leads a ministry called Blessed Hope Chapel, has been known for his fierce attacks on Hollywood. In good old culture war tradition, this self-proclaimed man of God believes that the movie industry is engaged in a “war against God”.
So far the actress has made no statement about the pastor’s racist insult.
The film to be released in March 2017 is based on a novel which specifically describes God as a Black woman. The cast also features Tim McGraw and Sam Worthington.
(Source: Christian News Network)