Hollywood star, Denzel Washington is catching some heat from supporters of President Obama after calling his agenda “anti-Christian.” Washington spoke out about his own Christian beliefs during a 1999 interview. During the interview, he shared his story of how he discovered religion. As the son of a preacher and spending a majority of his time in the church, he became rebellious as a teen. After what Washington calls a personal encounter with God, he came back to the church in his 20s. “I had this tremendous physical and spiritual experience.”
His devotion to his faith has shocked liberal Hollywood and angered President Obama supporters who support his so-called “anti-Christian agenda.” As other celebrities live a liberal and free lifestyle, Washington has explained that he is proud of his religion. He even once debated on whether he should follow his dream of becoming a preacher. Ironically, he has played numerous roles as a minister. He is very open in sharing his advice for maintaining a relationship with God in a very secular industry.
“Put your slippers way under your bed so when you get up in the morning, you have to get on your knees to find them. And while you’re down there, start your day with prayer. Ask for wisdom. Ask for understanding,” Washington explains. “Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.