Jamie Foxx

Religion, politics, and ideas ofJamie Foxx

Christian

Democrat

Criticizes Trump

Encourages Voting

Religion

Christian

19 Dec 2019

In an interview with Christian Post, while talking about his christianity, Jamie Foxx said

I’ve always had this vision, and I’ve done it in certain things where I have people come to my house and we have church at my house, not shown on television or anything like that. But my idea is that at a certain point, black church, white church, Hispanic, everybody goes to church together. [...] I think when that very religion, which is supposed to take us to a beautiful place, becomes a tool to divide, that’s where you leave people sort of [disillusioned].
Political Affiliation

Democrat

Criticizes Trump

3 Nov 2018

In an interview with Van Jones, when talking about what it’s like to be black in Donald Trump’s America, Jamie Foxx said

Say the economy is doing a little better, but you rip us apart so we can’t even have a conversation right now, that’s the disheartening part. That’s where I think, not only do we vote, but we put pressure on the people who are supposed to be doing it. What can you do to actually heal it a little bit? [...] Democrats are like R&B singers, they gotta sing lead. You never saw Obama with Clinton, they never came together if you think about it. You had all of these opportunities to come together. I remember when Obama won, I thought it would be great if Obama, Bill Clinton and all of the Democrats did a nice cover for TIME magazine. No. Republicans, they sing in a choir, they don’t necessarily sing in tune but they sing loud and they all know the words.
Elections

Encourages Voting

2 Sep 2020

In a new video message for RepresentUs’ United to Save the Vote initiative shared with PEOPLE, Jamie Foxx said

Listen, this is the most important time. This right now, this election is the most important election. You can do all this at your crib. It says ‘official early absentee ballot’ but you’re not absent — you are present at your house. [...] I cannot stress enough that this year we’ve gone through so much, we’ve gone through so many trials and tribulations, but this is how you allow your voice to be heard. People have marched, people have died back in the day so we can have the opportunity to vote.
Summary

Foxx is Baptist.

He is a strong supporter of the Democratic party.

Editorial

Jamie Foxx, whose real name is Eric Bishop, was born and raised in Terrell, Texas.

Foxx was raised Baptist and participated in his church choir during his youth.[1] Although I couldn't find any serious quotes from him about his current take on spirituality, he appears to still be a Baptist.

He reveals his familiarity with the Baptist church during some of his comedy routines when he makes fun of church choirs and preachers.[2] And he talked about how God obviously wanted him to procreate by giving him such a monumental sex drive.[3] There's also some pretty heavy religious content on some of his music.[4]

But when a reporter asked him what God means to him, he didn't take the opportunity to expound about his faith. Instead he seemed a little annoyed and said, "I don't know, what does it mean to you?" The reporter said, "God is everything" and he responded,

Then you already got the answer, why are you asking me? . . . God is everything. All right.[5]

It's tough to know how exactly to interpret that remark. Maybe they caught him on a bad day. But still, Foxx gives every indication that he continues to be a Baptist, even if he won't really talk about it outside of his professional roles as a comic and rapper. If any of you can find a good quote for us, please let us know in the comments.

The Best Country

Foxx leaves nothing on the table in regards to his political beliefs: he's a fervent supporter of the Democratic party. He's been donating to that party since 2006, but in 2009 he upped the ante by donating $30,400 to the Democratic National Committee and a few years later another $17,900 to Barack Obama's reelection campaign.[6] That's a pretty heavy chunk of change.

His support for the Democrats seems to stem mainly from his belief that government should be working for the common man–the lower and middle classes. He said,

No matter how much money I make, it doesn't matter. Every time I drive down the street or into a neighborhood that doesn't have as much, you feel for them. . . . I think what we gotta get away from is, making the person who is the common man feel bad about himself. . . . Everyone matters.[7]

He heartily supported Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and he recorded several videos encouraging the black community to get out and vote for America's first black president.[8] And he even agrees with the Democrats on their position on gay marriage–an issue which he didn't always support. He said his 13-year-old daughter convinced him that whether or not people are gay and want to get married shouldn't be something that he should care to stop.[9]

But in the end, it's the democratic process and the country of his birth that he loves the most:

This is the best country to live in. . . . [because of] the freedoms we have here, even the freedom to question [our leaders].[10]

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