Kevin Sorbo, one of the stars of the Christian drama film "God's Not Dead," has given a scathing interview in which he accuses the entertainment industry in Hollywood for being anti-God and anti-Christian. Sorbo also says that many showbiz people are hypocritical about being liberal and open-minded because they are intolerant of conservatives and entertainment with religious themes.
In a Fox News/Fox 411 interview published the Fox News website on March 20, 2014, Sorbo (who says he is a conservative Christian) had this to say about what he thinks is wrong with Hollywood: "There's a negativity towards Christians in Hollywood. And a negativity towards people who believe in God. There's also a negativity towards people who aren't liberal. There's no question that it has hurt me in Hollywood that I didn't vote for Obama.
"There's some much bashing going on in the media and world for people who believe in God. I'm just not afraid of the [politically correct] crowd I'll go right back at them. There's so much anger in Hollywood. They don't like the truth, they'd rather belied to and they just attack anybody who doesn't agree their way. Yet they scream for tolerance and they scream for freedom of speech but only if it's their way. I don't begrudge them their beliefs, why do they begrudge mine?"
Sorbo is best known for starring as the title character in the TV series "Hercules," which was on the air from 1995 to 1999. More recently, he's been mostly independent films that often have a Christian or religious theme, such as 2014's "God's Not Dead" and "Confessions of a Prodigal Son."
As previously reported, "God's Not Dead" (which was released in U.S. and Canadian cinemas on March 21, 2014) has been a big hit in its limited release: The movie (distributed by Freestyle Releasing) debuted at No. 5, with a $8.6 million in ticket sales from just 780 locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Here is Freestyle Releasing's description of "God's Not Dead":
"God's Not Dead" is a feature film about college student Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) whose faith is challenged by his Philosophy Professor Mr. Radisson (Kevin Sorbo) who believes God does not exist. It revolves around the lives of several individuals who are also challenged by a world that believes God doesn't exist starring Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White, Dean Cain, Shane Harper and the Newsboys.
Although most religious and Christian-themed movies are independent films, 2014 has had an higher-than-usual number of Biblical movies released by major movie studios: 20th Century Fox's "Son of God" (which is an edited version of the 2013 miniseries "The Bible"), Paramount Pictures' "Noah" (starring Russell Crowe as Noah) and and 20th Century Fox's "Exodus" (starring Christian Bale as Moses).