Thursday, April 07, 2016

Actor Kevin Sorbo: "Hollywood Bashes Christians"

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Actor Kevin Sorbo, who played Professor Radisson in "God's Not Dead," Hercules in "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," Captain Dylan Hunt in "Andromeda," and Kull in "Kull the Conqueror," says "there's a lot of bashing of Christians going on in Hollywood."

He would know. He is a committed Christian and has been successful in Hollywood for a long time.

He also says he sees some encouraging signs: Christians are becoming bolder and more visible in Hollywood---regardless of the consequences, and Christian films are significantly better written and produced and are impacting a much wider audience with the message.

As Christians get bashed for going public in Hollywood, NBC has introduced yet another program that bashes Christians, and this time seems to question the masculinity of Jesus Himself.

In an interview with the Gospel Herald, Sorbo says for decades Christian films were "Christian," but not terribly well done---"They spoke to the choir," he says, but generally did not impact a wider audience in the culture.

That is changing.

Current Christian film makers are building on the shoulders of those who first began making Christian films.

Sorbo says Christian films have "upped their game"---Christians in Hollywood have gotten smarter and more efficient in promoting their films.

And there are better actors, producers, etc., willing to be a part of the Christian films---often because they are themselves committed Christians.

He also says more people in Hollywood are coming out publicly as a Christian even though they know there will be consequences---"But there's still a lot of bashing of Christians going on over the last decade."

In the interview, Sorbo is asked if he feels his career has been negatively impacted because he is a Christian.

He says, "There's no question about it."

"If you could do an undercover video in Hollywood behind closed doors like those Planned Parenthood videos where those women discuss crushing baby's heads and pulling out baby parts---trust me," he says, "I mean Ben Affleck one time came out and said, 'I will never hire a conservative Republican to do a movie with me'."

And some Republicans may not even be Christians---over kill?

He says, "But my faith has certainly hurt me in Hollywood. I did Hercules for 7 years, it was the most watched show for a good number of those years."

He explains when he became known as a Christian, the offers stopped coming as they had before.

He's right.

Hollywood generally hates biblical Christianity and those who practice it openly.

I was once a pastor in that town.

An example: Jennifer Lawrence, star of "Hunger Games," was the highest paid actress in 2015 ($52 million), yet she took time to harshly criticize Christians when Kentucky County Clerk, Kim Davis, stood for biblical beliefs.

The day Kim Davis was released from jail, Vogue Magazine was interviewing Lawrence in her own home.

When they asked Lawrence about it, she replied, "That lady makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky. Don't even say her name in this house"---"all those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitch forks, thinking they're fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know who they are."

By all accounts, Hollywood bashes Christians in the industry.

The entertainment industry in general bashes people in their homes with TV programs that appear to be "family" programming, but are not.

The most recent outing is from NBC.

Their new program, "Superstore," sounds like a clever storyline that plays out among the employees working at a Walmart type store.

Reading NBC's PR blurb for the new program, one thinks, "Hey, that sounds pretty good---and clever."

Clever? Maybe.

Good? No.

The new show takes pains to point out that one of the main characters, Glenn, is a "Christian." He is identified as a "Christian" multiple times in the show in the run-up to his doing some very "un-Christian" things---including lying, cheating and stealing. NBC leaves no doubt that "Christians" are hypocrites.

In the episode, "Wedding Day Sale," the Christian store manager, Glen, asks for help from a gay employee named Mateo to build out a special gay wedding section.

Glenn says, "I just want everyone who comes into the store to feel accepted."

That seemingly compassionate comment opens up a discussion about Jesus and how He would very likely support gay adoption and gay marriage. In the conversation, there is even speculation that Jesus Himself may have been gay.

The writer of this NBC series, Hollywood's Justin Spitzer, uses this episode as a potent selling tool for the LGBT agenda. He equates a rejection of same-sex "marriage" with someone who is narrow-minded and "old fashioned"---and all they need to do is "open their mind" to the truth that "all love is love" as evangelist and former evangelical Matthew Pines tells Christian congregations as he speaks in pulpits across America.

Pines' book, "God and the Gay Christian," has sold more than a million copies to the same people who will find NBC's "Superstore" entertaining. Clever. And funny.

Be Informed. Be Discerning.

Kevin Sorbo says, "Talk about calling people racist--I'm in an industry that screams for tolerance but has no tolerance whatsoever. They'll fight for their freedom of speech, but only if it's for what they, only if it's their point of view. These people don't want to debate, they want to shut you down."

And they want to steal your children and grandchildren while you sleep in the recliner.

Hollywood is changing. But it hasn't "changed" yet.

Beware. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.


  1. One heartfelt Christian viewpoint;

    True Christians are never saying that we cannot or should not “love” whomever we choose. In truth, Christ compels us to love everyone, even those who persecute us.
    True Christians are committed to God first and to the world’s ever changing moral values second. When Christians celebrate, facilitate, or even encourage others to sin we are not only violating our God and our faith, but we are violating the “love” we are commanded to have and practice toward all others. The sin is not “love” it is in this case the act(s) of sexual intercourse with members of the same sex. This is clearly taught in God’s moral code as a sin that is an abomination to Him. This is not the judgment of Christians, it is the judgment of the God we have pledged our honor, respect, and life commitment to obey.

    True Christians believe sincerely that sin harms people on a level far more pervasive than physically but spiritually, and if we truly "love" we cannot contribute to that harm....even if they choose to harm us because we will not actively support their choices to sin.
    This is not only true of sin in the LGBT community, but sin in all communities. To encourage, facilitate, or celebrate sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is also sin in God’s eyes. If someone I love is about to get on a train that I know will fall into a canyon due to a faulty bridge, how can I say I “love” that person if I encourage them to get on the train? Christians committed to God must choose each day between God’s truth and mans truth. Mans truth and moral law is changing daily, but God’s truth remains constant throughout eternity. We cannot embrace man’s worldly values if by doing so we are violating the God we are committed to serve. Punishing us for being true to our God is reminiscent of the famed “European Inquisition”.

    Christ stands before us all with His hand held out inviting us to accept His personal sacrifice on the cross as an eternal testimony of His love for each of us and His desire that "all will come to salvation through Him". He will not force us because true "love" must be a choice. He only died on the cross to open a path to choose Him rather than the sinful temptations of this world. He clearly said He is the only way to salvation and that He would be the judge of the world at the last judgment. Christians believe He is who He said He is and that He spoke the truth.

    As we Christians are loyal to our God and committed to our faith why is it that some wish to intimidate, harm, and even punish us for doing so? How is it that a faithful Christian is somehow a treat to those who do not believe what we believe? In love, all committed Christians pray for the spiritual welfare and eternal salvation of all who reject Christ. If we are to be punished and harmed for loving and choosing not to contribute to or encourage the sins of others, but rather to pray for them, then we either endure that unjust punishment or we choose to abandon our commitment to love, honor, and obey our Lord Jesus Christ. We have only those two options. What individual can say that they are "tolerant" and "justified" as they punish Christians for refusing to turn their back on and reject their God and thir Savior?

    Must we Christians abandon our faith in order to “loved” or even “tolerated” by others?

    If only people could understand that our Creator wants the best for us, and the sin we are tempted to embrace is a destructive force in our lives and it separates us from the only one who is offering an eternal loving relationship with Him. When we refuse that relationship while on Earth, we have chosen to refuse it for eternity. As God's word says, on judgment day there will be a "wailing and knashing of teeth".

    Punishing Christians for their faith cannot change God's eternal truth into the truth each person sincerely prefers. It only adds to the guilt.

  2. Beautiful comment G>T>, thank you!


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