(CNSNews.com) -- After actor Christian Bale thanked "Satan," the Prince of Darkness, for inspiring him to play Dick Cheney in the film Vice -- for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe award on Sunday -- the Church of Satan tweeted its support for Bale and said his praise of Satan on national television was appropriate.
The Lucifereans added, "Hail Christian! Hail Satan!"
After winning the award on Sunday, Bale in his speech to the crowd said, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.”
Shortly thereafter, the Church of Satan tweeted, "To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphysical 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!”
Christian Bale, who has won numerous awards for his acting, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Batman" in the films The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.