Actor Kevin Sorbo, who is promoting the DVD release of the movie “God’s Not Dead,” offered a simple explanation for why more Christian-themed movies aren’t released.
The former star of TV’s “Hercules” series discussed the movie business, in general, and religious-themed movies, in particular, with conservative Christian broadcaster Peter Heck.
“You always hear that the language of Hollywood is money, and yet there’s something that doesn’t compute, and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to talk to you because, man, you’ve hammered home this idea of an agenda that’s out there,” Heck said.
Both Heck and Sorbo agreed that the recent “Noah” film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, was inaccurate and “embarrassing.”
“My wife called it ‘Transformers’ meets ‘Waterworld,’” Sorbo said. “It was such a strange movie.”
The actor, who has recently attacked atheists, blamed Jews for the death of Jesus, and compared black Ferguson protesters to animals, questioned why an atheist would be hired to direct a film version of a biblical story.
“I think next time when they want to do a, you know, character in the Bible, hire at least an agnostic and not an atheist to direct it,” Sorbo said. “I mean, the director is a self-proclaimed atheist.”
He continued with his point, but he stammered and seemed to pull up a bit short as he reached his conclusion.
“I sort of understand how they never want to deal with the New Testament in Hollywood, because it’s pretty much, you know, run by the world of the, um, Jewish population,” Sorbo said, chuckling. “At the same time, at least get someone that has, you know, believes that the potential is there, that it could be a real story.”
Listen to his remarks in this online video: