In what may be somewhat of a surprise to many believers, some secular actors, writers and directors are now beginning to call out the anti-Christian bias that has become prevalent in Hollywood over the past few years, Fox News Digital reported.
One of the most recent and visible examples comes from Rainn Wilson, a former cast member of NBC’s “The Office,” who criticized on social media last weekend an incident from the HBO Series “The Last of Us.”
On Twitter, Wilson said, “I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood. As soon as the David character in ‘The Last of Us’ started reading from the Bible, I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain. Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”
Evangelist Sean Feucht wondered what took Rainn so long to notice how Christians are portrayed in Hollywood.
“We’ve all known this for a long, long time Rainn,” Feucht tweeted in reply.
“The Last of Us,” Fox News Digital reported, is a “post-apocalyptic show based on the video game of the same name,” featuring a group of cannibals and led by what appears to be a Christian preacher. The group “justified their actions by quoting Bible verses, and a later scene featured the preacher attempting to rape the series protagonist, Ellie, a young girl.”
Roma Downey, the former star of “Touched by An Angel,” joked that Hollywood has “gotten used” to her. Her faith affected her career as an actress tremendously as she’s had to decline several roles because of it.
“I have been fortunate enough that the kinds of roles that have come to me have been in harmony with the person I am and the things I believe,” Downey told Fox News Digital.
Others in Hollywood agreed with Wilson’s view and his criticism of the industry.
- “Defamation of Christianity has become the most unoriginal and tired clichés in movie/TV series storylines,” tweeted LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza. “It’s prevalence is much more than a bias against an entire people. It is meant to undermine faith and position the secular-minded as only ones with altruistic intentions.”
- New Christendom Press CEO Eric Conn tweeted, “Goes back to Mr. Collins in Austen’s ‘Pride & Prejudice.’ The preacher man is nearly always portrayed in a negative light. Also true of Hollywood today.”
- “I lean left, but ‘Last of Us’ still made me roll my eyes quite a few times with its Hollywood nonsense. Had to stop watching,” Medium writer Sean Kernan commented.
- Evie Magazine founder Brittany Martinez wrote, “As SOON as the pastor started reading from the Bible I knew he was going to be awful. I was like ‘watch that guy be David the creepy cannibal from the video game.’ And then it was David. Shocked. Surprised. Never seen it before. He wasn’t a pastor in the video game.”
Fox News Digital reported that Wilson has previously promoted left-wing issues from his Twitter account. In November, he announced efforts to change his name on social media platforms to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson as an effort to promote climate change activism.
“I’m hoping this name change brings attention to this growing … er, melting issue. We need world leaders at COP27 to take notice and take action. The Arctic is melting at millions of liters per second, yet this problem can’t seem to make a name for itself, so it’s up to us to make a name for it.”
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