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Kevin Sorbo: Why is Hollywood so afraid of God?
fox ^ | 3-21-14 | Sasha Bogursky

Posted on 03/21/2014 5:49:47 AM PDT by envisio

Kevin Sorbo is sick of what he calls Hollywood's intolerance to those who believe in God.

"There's a negativity towards Christians in Hollywood," Sorbo told FOX411. "And a negativity towards people who believe in God."

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It's not just faith that Hollywood is intolerant of. Sorbo, who has spoken out against President Obama's policies, feels the backlash from the entertainment industry for his political affiliations.

"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."

Sorbo said he doesn’t understand why his religious or political beliefs should have any affect on his work as an actor, but he has noticed a decline in role offers since coming out of the "Christian closet."

"There's some much bashing going on in the media and world for people who believe in God," said Sorbo. "I'm just not afraid of the [politically correct] crowd I'll go right back at them."

What it all comes down to is Hollywood not being open to those with differing beliefs, said Sorbo.

"There's so much anger in Hollywood," the "God's Not Dead" star said. "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," Sorbo continued. '"I don't begrudge them their beliefs, why do they begrudge mine?"

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A good one here. I shall spend my money on his projects...
1 posted on 03/21/2014 5:49:47 AM PDT by envisio
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To: envisio

Hollywood has every reason to be afraid of God, as does our current government.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 5:51:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

“I don’t begrudge them their beliefs, why do they begrudge mine?”

Because they are bigots.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 5:54:15 AM PDT by spudville
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To: envisio
simple..Hollyweird et. al., has devilish intenditions..
slaves/acolytes of the darkest one.

4 posted on 03/21/2014 5:55:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: txrefugee

They are afraid of God because they are filled to the brim with decadent homosexuals and pedophiles (but I repeat myself). They do not want moral people preaching to them, instead they want to force their deviate lifestyle on the rest of the world.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 5:56:02 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: envisio

Kevin Sorbo? He should be asking himself why he’s such a bad actor.If he, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Joe Estevez are evil all in the same place, a singularity will form from all the suck.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 5:57:32 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: txrefugee

I’ve always believed their hatred of God is greater than their fear of Him.

Their hatred is deep and quite vitriolic and intense - waaay beyond anger. It always displays their belief that they are their own god.


7 posted on 03/21/2014 5:57:39 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: envisio

In answer to the title line question ... because of “accountability” ...


8 posted on 03/21/2014 5:58:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: envisio
I believe they've sold their souls to Satan in return for fame and fortune.

Satan kept his part of the deal and they're afraid to lose their part.

I've heard that many Hollywood types have announced that publicly.

I'll not forget "Rosemary's Baby."

9 posted on 03/21/2014 5:58:32 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: txrefugee
Hollywood has every reason to be afraid of God, as does our current government.

They have every reason to, we all have, but none they are compelled by, apparently.

Seems like I've read something about these times somewhere...

I remember being afraid when I read it and reread it and definitely haven't gotten over my fear.

10 posted on 03/21/2014 6:00:31 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: newfreep

That was the old lie in the garden...”Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

Same dance, different tune.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 6:03:39 AM PDT by kozanne
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To: Flavious_Maximus
They are afraid of God because they are filled to the brim with decadent homosexuals and pedophiles

Yep. I know a guy who is a talented carpenter. He was offered a very high-paying union gig in the film industry. He turned it down because the thought of having to work with so many pedophiles every day sickened him.


12 posted on 03/21/2014 6:07:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: envisio

I read somewhere that the fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 6:09:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: envisio
Then form your own production companies, set up your own theatres. Why do people feel like they have to go through the gauntlet of Hollywood/Los Angeles/Beverly Hills?

From what I've read about Hollywood, you had your Sodomites, Communists and anti-Christians back in the 30's and 40's- it was just that America was so traditional that the Studio Presidents had good sense to keep all the shenanigans out of the news. It wasn't that Hollywood degenerated in the 1960's, it was that it was unveiled.

There are plenty of Christian writers, directors, and actors who, if some Christian studio would start up and nurture them, could produce some awesome movies.

14 posted on 03/21/2014 6:11:44 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: envisio

BookMark


15 posted on 03/21/2014 6:11:52 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: envisio

Is it possible that because Scientology has such a hold on Hollywood that the adherents to that ‘religion’ don’t want to promote competing religions such as Christianity?


16 posted on 03/21/2014 6:13:18 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: envisio

I don’t go to movies and therefore am not familiar with Mr. Sorbo. Is he a well-known actor?


17 posted on 03/21/2014 6:15:47 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: arderkrag

Oh come on man... Lou Diamond Phillips is bad, but he does have his typecast where he fits in. He is good in Longmire.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 6:19:12 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: envisio
Simply, a famous body & face.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 6:19:26 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: envisio

2 Cor 2:16


20 posted on 03/21/2014 6:22:58 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: The Working Man

Oh Scientology is a fashion statement. They wear it like a Loui Vuitton bag. Its what all the latest hip and cool kids in Hollywood are doing.


21 posted on 03/21/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: envisio

Yeah... Until you want to get out of it. Then see what happens.


22 posted on 03/21/2014 6:29:18 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: envisio
A good one here. I shall spend my money on his projects...


I prepurchased tickets for God's not Dead, going after work today.

23 posted on 03/21/2014 6:31:01 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: envisio

Because “Hollywood” is a gulag....


24 posted on 03/21/2014 6:35:39 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: The Working Man

Sounds like an Eagles song...


25 posted on 03/21/2014 6:37:54 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: envisio

I’ll concede the point hthat he’s good in Longmire. Fabulous show. But the amount of dumb I saw in “Bats” is still fresh.


26 posted on 03/21/2014 6:47:44 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: envisio

I just happened to see the trailer for this movie on Youtube as an advertisment. It looks like something I might go see.

Tolerance is a one way highway with lefists.


27 posted on 03/21/2014 6:50:31 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I only came to the thread for the Herc pix.


28 posted on 03/21/2014 6:55:33 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: envisio

It’s not that they hate God, it’s that they’d rather worship Government.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 6:59:45 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: envisio

And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
John 3:19 (ASV)


30 posted on 03/21/2014 7:08:55 AM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: envisio
Why is Hollywood so afraid of God?

If I was a betting man... Matt 23:33

31 posted on 03/21/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: MNnice

Some celebrities have an image to maintain. They have an on-stage image that is carefully crafted by paid image consultants to maximize appeal to a certain fan base. Some celebrities would not embrace their faith even if they had any because their image is their livelyhood.

I can imagine a few that would be totally different people in their private lives as opposed to their stage presence.


32 posted on 03/21/2014 7:15:32 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: envisio

Afraid of G-d? With the garbage they spew out about Jews and Christianity (their version)?? They laugh in His face when they produce that stuff.


33 posted on 03/21/2014 7:36:41 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: envisio

Practically speaking, Hollywood is dying. Giant multinational corporations have bought up the studios, and they only want scripts that conform to the book “Save the Cat”, generic scripts that offend no one, change nothing, and movies that make all their box office in the first week then are forgotten, except for DVD and Blu-Ray sales.

The last big money making enterprise in Hollywood was Canon Films, run by Golan-Globus, who produced dozens of low budget, but high margin movies, 8 of 10 of which just needed to break even, with 1 or 2 of 10 being successful, to make them very rich.

So this is what conservative actors should do. And not in Hollywood and that disaster of a state, California, but somewhere else. A new film production center, with entirely different values.

Decent and creative scripts, albeit low budget ones, with the emphasis on acting, foreign location shoots instead of f/x, live studio music, and non-union workers. Likewise, lots of direct to syndication anthology series for TV, so instead of a few actors making all the money, a lot of actors make *some* money, with a lot of work available.

Everything is family friendly, with only two subdivisions: directed at families with children; and more adult-oriented dramatic material, that is, not stuff children shouldn’t see, but stuff that children aren’t particularly interested in seeing.

A large part of what they would do could be non-fiction, like detailed biographical sketches of American heroes, “Mr. Wizard” type science shows as opposed to “Bill Nye the science fool” shows, futurism shows like the 1960s show “The 21st Century”, and geography-travel-tourism-history shows.

A lot of this was the best of TV programming in the 1950s through the 1970s. It was popular and it was intelligent. No reason that it wouldn’t still work.


34 posted on 03/21/2014 7:41:15 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: envisio

That’s a simple answer, really. It is because GOD knows them. He knows what is in their hearts and in their minds.


35 posted on 03/21/2014 7:45:41 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: envisio

Hollywood is filled with egoists, and the thing that egoists can’t handle is that there is an authority above them.


36 posted on 03/21/2014 7:46:43 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Flavious_Maximus

the only God Hollywood fears is Allah.


37 posted on 03/21/2014 7:48:44 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: The Working Man

“Yeah... Until you want to get out of it. Then see what happens.”

Can you still see with a heavy sack thrown over your head?


38 posted on 03/21/2014 8:03:09 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: sportutegrl
"I only came to the thread for the Herc pix."

He's hunky, loves God, and isn't afraid to talk about it. I could care less about his acting.

39 posted on 03/21/2014 8:51:34 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: envisio

bkmk


40 posted on 03/21/2014 9:14:18 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Sherwood Pictures, of Albany, Georgia, has made some great movies. They are affiliated with a Baptist church.

We need more companies such as Sherwood Pictures to provide competition to the sewer of Hollywood.


41 posted on 03/21/2014 9:46:16 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: envisio

Except for Disney, the men that have run the big Hollywood Studios from the 30’s to now have been not just been anti-Christian.


42 posted on 03/21/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: arderkrag
Actually you're wrong but I heard that's allowed. ;-)

"What If" trailer

43 posted on 03/21/2014 10:35:18 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: MuttTheHoople

There are Christians making films. Pure Flix is one and the Kendrick brothers made Fireproof, Courageous and a few others.


44 posted on 03/21/2014 10:37:35 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: OldPossum

Sorbo was in 2 television shows, Hercules and Andromeda. He now does Christian and independent films because Hollyweird has blacklisted him for being a Christian.


45 posted on 03/21/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
That ain't all he's done...


46 posted on 03/21/2014 10:56:33 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

(Sorry...tried to blow up a smaller gif and it didn’t turn out as good as I’d hoped.)


47 posted on 03/21/2014 10:57:42 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Practically speaking, Hollywood is dying.”

Movies and television have never been more profitable than right now. And other states and other countries are finally figuring out how to make good stuff — by following Hollywood’s lead. If anything, Hollywood is expanding.

“Giant multinational corporations have bought up the studios”

Nope. The successful studios grew into giant corporations, by virtue of their success. Like Disney. And Warner Bros. Non-movie, widget-making corporations who try to run studios fail miserably at it. As when GE bought NBC.

“and they only want scripts that conform to the book “Save the Cat”

There are consistent elements in every successful script that go all the way back to Shakespeare. All the way to the Greek dramatists. “Save the Cat” just codifies them for you so you can write your own. If your script DOESN’T conform to “Save the Cat,” it probably doesn’t work as a dramatic or comedic structure.

“The last big money making enterprise in Hollywood was Canon Films, run by Golan-Globus, who produced dozens of low budget, but high margin movies, 8 of 10 of which just needed to break even, with 1 or 2 of 10 being successful, to make them very rich.”

CANON FILMS?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You mean the company that suckered up front production money from international buyers and used half to make their terrible movies, while the rest went in their pockets? That was a Ponzi scheme. Please name a successful Canon movie. And don’t say “Runaway Train” just because it got an Oscar nomination. It didn’t make money. None of their films made money at the U.S. box office, which is the only metric that counts. A studio that ends in bankruptcy after only a few years is not a success.

“So this is what conservative actors should do. And not in Hollywood and that disaster of a state, California, but somewhere else. A new film production center, with entirely different values.”

The most successful movies, the ones everyone in the U.S. and around the world wants to go see, come from Hollywood. That you’re mad at California for some reason doesn’t make this sound business advice.

Kevin Sorbo had his shot as a lead actor in a big film called “Kull the Conqueror.” It failed, and so did he as a leading man in movies.

Patricia Heaton works. Kelsey Grammar works. Nobody cares that Kevin Sorbo is a conservative. What he needs to do is be a better actor.


48 posted on 03/21/2014 11:33:14 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Blue Ink; yefragetuwrabrumuy
Kevin Sorbo had his shot as a lead actor in a big film called “Kull the Conqueror.”

Um, no. That's kiddie punk entertainment drivel, not a class movie.

Sorbo has done some very good movies. I suspect they aren't your "type" of entertainment.

49 posted on 03/21/2014 11:41:28 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

No need to get hostile or personal. You simply cannot dispute that “Kull the Conqueror,” whatever its genre or intended audience, was a big studio, big-budget, highly-promoted film in the vein (they hoped) of “Conan the Barbarian.” If it had been successful, Sorbo would have been offered the lead in other big studio films. It wasn’t, so he wasn’t.

By the way, Schwarzenegger built Conan — his own “kiddie punk” film debut — into a hugely successful film career, despite being a conservative, despite being a terrible actor, arguably much worse than Sorbo.

So why didn’t Hollywood blackball him? Because Arnold’s movies Make. Money. Tons and tons of money. That’s the only political affiliation Hollywood cares about.

And I like Sorbo. I especially liked him in “Meet the Spartans.” I think he’s off base when he blames his career woes on his religion.


50 posted on 03/21/2014 11:53:18 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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