'God's Not Dead' Star Kevin Sorbo Says 'Christians in Hollywood are Attacked'

( [email protected] ) Oct 16, 2014 01:08 PM EDT
God's Not Dead
Kevin Sorbo starred as atheist professor Radisson in the 2014 hit film

Actor Kevin Sorbo, star of the box-office success "God's Not Dead" recently discussed his career and life in Hollywood, asserting that if you are a conservative Christian, "you will get attacked."

"I think being a conservative in Hollywood and being a Christian in Hollywood, you get attacked," he told CNSNews. "It's so strange to me that the media sits there and protects the things that they protect, or they ignore the things that they ignore, and they go after stories like global warming-like that's more important than what's going on in the world right now with these terrorists."

In 2014 alone, Sorbo starred in films with overtly Christian messages; he played an atheist professor who finds Jesus after experiencing a serious accident in the hit film "God's Not Dead," and then starred as reformed theologian John Calvin in "Let the Lion Roar." His primary desire when creating a film, he explained, is to share the gospel of salvation with viewers.

"Hollywood is still in the business of show business," he previously told The Christian Post. "If we hand them a message loud enough and clear enough and if people start supporting movies like these, movies that have a good message, movies that the whole family can go to that aren't cheesy, that aren't cheap looking, that have a good story, good acting, good writing, good directors and good cinematography, then these are the movies they need to support."

When asked by CNSNews about the way the public responded to Hollywood films such as "Noah" and "God's Not Dead," Sorbo said he did not know "why Christians get bashed."

"I don't know why Christians get bashed. Christians aren't the ones beheading children and blowing up churches and buses with women and children on board. So, I don't understand why Christians get attacked and we sit here and protect Muslims [and] say, 'oh well, can't judge them all.' Wow, it's so strange to me what we protect and what we go after right now in this country through the media," the actor explained.

"I mean, you look at '7th Heaven,' 'Highway to Heaven,' Roma Downey's show 'Touched by an Angel,' those shows all went 8, 9, 10 years and there's been nothing like that on TV for a long time," he said. "Why? There's an audience out there that would love that stuff, that has a moral compass that they want their children to see and follow, as well. To me, there's nothing wrong with that."

The "Hercules" actor also addressed his conservative views concerning abortion, acknowledging that his views are uncommon in Hollywood.

"I'm pro life and to see these kids are given a chance to get into places, that are given a real opportunity, a real chance to have a proper upbringing," said Sorbo.

He added that those who support abortion "frustrate" him, as their beliefs are often based on emotion.

"Their answer deals with anger and hatred, there's no logic, they'd rather save a sea turtle's life than save a human's life that's a little bit odd to me as well," said Sorbo

"Let the Lion Roar" was released on DVD and Blu-ray in Sept.