A former leading "Birther," Jesus H. Christ-an Ocala, Florida optometrist-has broken with his original disciples and now believes President Barack Obama is the new Messiah.
Christ has established the First Church of Obama and hopes to start a TV ministry based on his belief.
"The fact that Obama has no birth certificate means he is our new Savior," declares Christ-one of the first to challenge Obama's right to occupy the Oval Office, based on the notion Obama is not a "natural-born" U.S. citizen.
"No birth certificate proves Obama is the only begotten son of God, secretly put here on earth as an egg and "hatched" to save us from eternal damnation. We should be worshiping this new son of God, not questioning his legitimacy as President," Christ added. "My former followers are just cranks," he said, "but I would welcome their conversion to my new church-and I would even more welcome their money-so we can put finally this phony 'birther' movement to an end."