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Sarah Silverman Responds to Anti-Semitic Pastor Who Called Her a 'Witch': 'He Is Going To Get Me Killed'

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By Whitney Vasquez

Sarah Silverman is feuding with a pastor who called her a "God hating whore of Zionism" and now she's scared for her life.

After sharing the disturbing video showing an extreme preacher calling her a "witch," "a wicked person" and saying he hopes God "breaks her teeth out," the comedian released a statement regarding the situation on Thursday.

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She explains that what Adam Fannin of Stedfast Baptist Church in Florida is referring to is actually a skit from her comedy special, "Jesus is Magic."

"It goes like this: Someone on the Right made a meme of a joke from Jesus is Magic, a comedy special I did in character, and presented it as if I was saying it at a press conference," she began.

Painting the picture, Silverman says the meme is "a picture of me with the quote 'I'm glad the Jews killed Jesus. I'd do it again!'"

Adding that's the meme that triggered the pastor, Silverman continues, "the person who made the meme knew it was comedy and intentionally repurposed it as real, knowing it would influence a swatch of people who see it and share it everyday."

The comedian doesn't find it funny in the least. When she shared the video, she captioned it, "he is going to get me killed."

She ended her post saying, "And that's America today. Incitements of violence based on lies and the disingenuous re-framings of truth."

While Fannin's disturbing video has been making its rounds, Silverman has been retweeting several fans who are offering support.

Even fans with religious faith are reaching out.

"I am a pastor. That joke about Jesus isn't my favorite... but I follow you because I believe you to be reasoned and thoughtful," one follower tweeted. "I hate that someone talked about you like that."

Others are sincerely worried about Silverman's safety and are encouraging her to report Fannin's action to the proper authorities.

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