An enthusiastic audience for the History Channel’s hit series “The Bible” had led to some unexpected Twitter trends, such as “Satan” and “The Bible” competing for top billing among the most popular topics. Satan was still trending this afternoon, due in part to what many saw as an uncanny resemblance to our current president. (Maybe, if you squint — it’s not nearly as obvious as putting a George W. Bush prop head on a stake.)

https://twitter.com/VaguelyFunnyDan/status/313713640702369793

Makeup artist Christa Schoeman told The Daily Beast, “I can guarantee that President Obama had nothing to do with it in any shape or form.” Enough people saw the resemblance, though, to put up a hashtag defense of President Obama, keeping #ObamaIsNotSatan trending throughout the day.

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What good is a hashtag without a good hijacking, though?

https://twitter.com/ExtraGrumpyCat/status/313763530912444416

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Update: Commenter @liars_never_win let us know that he launched the #ObamaIsNotSatan hashtag. While his tweets were not the first appearance of the hashtag on Twitter, it appears his tweets started it trending. Here’s a sample:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with a screen shot of the #ObamaIsNotSatan hashtag trending in the United States.