Actor Rainn Wilson, who played Assistant to the Regional Manager Dwight Schrute in “The Office,” called out anti-Christian bias in Hollywood on Twitter. His comments after a predictably woke episode of HBO’s “The Last of Us” that was designed to make Christians look hypocritical and evil.
Commenting on the episode, 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?”
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?
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) March 11, 2023
Fox News Digital, reporting on the stomach-churning episode of “The Last of Us” that caused Wilson’s comment, said:
“The Last of Us,” a post-apocalyptic show based on the video game of the same name, featured a group of cannibals led by a what appeared 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.
Wilson was far from the only one to call out the horrifyingly anti-Christian stance of Hollywood. One commenter, on Wilson’s post, for example, said, “We are the only group still permitted to be painted with a large brush. However, it shows we still have work to do, because if people perceive Jesus followers as a threat…we are doing it incorrectly. People who were unlike Jesus…liked Jesus. It was the religious who hated him.”
Similarly, Libre Initiative President Daniel Garza retweeted Wilson’s post and said, “Defamation of Christianity has become the most unoriginal and tired cliches in movie/TV series storylines. 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.”
Continuing, Garza then said (punctuation added and formatting changed to make it easier to read):
“Devoted Christians are rarely represented by Hollywood and never as hero in the story. For Latinos it’s worse. Theres approx 16-17 million Latino Evangelicals in USA. I’m talking millions. Outside of faith films, you wont see this common archetype represented in Hollywood – ever.
“Notice from some comments there’s a misunderstanding that I’m asking Hollywood for representation. LOL. My take was a reflection of where culture is at, who Hollywood is – Godless. I prefer to fly under Hollywood’s radar, not have them deign to represent us – they couldn’t.”
Another commenter on Wilson’s post pointed out that sometimes Hollywood will have a good Christian in a movie, pointing as an example to “The Book of Eli” and saying “Book of Eli. A man of true faith is miraculously strong because of his faith, which becomes contagious and saves many from oppression. This is the only movie I can think of where the protagonist is strong because he’s Christian and where it isn’t part of a major flaw.”
However, another commenter disagreed with that take, saying “Then you missed the point of the movie. The Antagonist was a devout christian but needed the book to munipulate while the protagonist was a preservationist, he was blind to the reality of the world which helped him preserve history in both the good and bad.”
Regardless of whether that specific example is a good one, the point remains examples there are of good Christians in Hollywood movies, Charleton Heston’s “El Cid,” for example, are rare. Why? Because Hollywood hates Christians.
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