White Christians upset Octavia Spencer is playing God in new film

Christian groups around the country are up in arms over Octavia Spencer being casted to play God in the upcoming faith-based film The Shack.

Joe Schimmel, the pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California, told Christian News Network that the “pretentious caricature” of God as a “heavy set” black woman is “dangerous and false.”

The film is based on the best-selling novel written by William P. Young, who portrays God as a woman. The book has sold approximately 20...

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