I too blame Hanakkuh Zombie; there is NO way Jeremy Lott would have cut this:
As John K. Wilson put it in Barack Obama: This Impossible Quest: “For Obama, Jesus isn’t a magical creature to be worshiped blindly; he’s a real person to be imitated for his moral example. What’s important to Obama about Jesus is not the ‘Night of the Living Dead’ aspects of a Christian belief in resurrection, but the moral lessons about self-sacrifice for a larger cause.”
Personally I never made the connection between Jesus and George Romero’s flesh-eating zombies before (If there is a second coming, should we shoot Zombie Jesus in the head this time?) but Mansfield quotes the passage with little comment.