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    Christian Bale and wife Sibi Blazic at the 2019 Golden Globes Awards show. (Photo: Bang ShowBiz)

    Lucifer be damned. One church is taking Christian Bale’s shout-out to Satan during the 76th Golden Globes very seriously. But they’re not protesting. They’re thanking him. WTF??

    Bale thanked the Lucifer for providing inspiration for his role as Vice President Dick Chaney in the movie “Vice.”

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    Chaney was a shadowy Machiavellian character in George W. Bush’s administration. He’s considered the architect of the Iraq War.

    You may recall, the United States invaded the country based on false premises. The administration claimed Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. The charge proved false– after the invasion.

    Bale won Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy at the 76th awards show on Sunday in Los Angeles. Oddlt enough, the movie is neither a comedy nor musical.

    Bale, perhaps sensing that, tried to add some levity during his speech. “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” he said to nervous twitters from the audience.

    Hey! He was joking! It was in bad taste maybe but a joke, nonetheless.

    To the Church of Satan, however, it was manna straight from Lucifer in Hades.

    The church, which is based heavily on the occult, praised the 44-year-old actor for achieving what it called its “highest personal potential.”

    The Church tweeted:

    “To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!”

    Metaphysics aside, the response proves than any publicity is good publicity, especially when you’re a devil worshiper.

    Bale gained 40 lbs, shaved his head and bleached his eyebrows for the movie. He also paid tribute to his wife Sibi Blazic, for her advice on his speech.

    She reminded him that “Less is more.”

    Too, bad he didn’t take it.

    “She knows the dumb crap that can come out of my life sometimes. I can sink and ruin a perfectly good movie and a so-so career in one speech. so thank you for that advice, my love. I wouldn’t be working without her.”

    He’s got that right.

    Bale is still trying to live down his infamous 2009 outburst on the set of “Terminator Salvation,” which was caught in an audio recording.

    He was caught on tape berating a lighting engineer for accidentally walking into a scene.

    The four-minute meltdown is infamous because it contains no less than 39 F-bombs.

    The movie was trashed by critics, receiving only a 33 percent rating on rottentomatoes, which tracks reviews. It did a respectable $125.3 million gross at the box office.

    He apologized shortly afterward. “I acted like a punk,” he said, calling his outburst “inexcusable.”

    Now he says, “Look, it didn’t work regardless. But if [the film] was going to fail, I wanted it to fail on its own merits. (Laughs) Not because people said what an asshole I am, you know?”

    Bale was back in hot water after taking George Clooney to task in a 2014 Wall Street Journal magazine interview.

    He was peeved at Clooney for constantly complaining about lack of privacy and invasive tabloids.

    “It doesn’t matter that he talks about it,” he says. “It’s like, come on, guys, just shut up. Just get on with it and live your lives and stop whining about it. I prefer not to whine about it.”

    As for his own attitude about the media, “…Some people poke you like you’re an animal in a zoo, looking for a response,” he says.

    “If you’re smart, you don’t give it to them. If you’re dumb, occasionally, like me, you give it to them. And then they’ve basically got what they wanted. I usually regret it afterwards.”

    Same old Christian. Check out the video below.