Chiefs games won’t be the only events drawing crowds to Arrowhead Stadium in September. The Vitae Foundation will hold its annual Kansas City pro-life dinner at the stadium’s North Club on Sept. 26.
Actor, director and producer Kevin Sorbo will be this year’s keynote speaker. He is best known for his series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” which became the most-watched TV show in the world. He also starred in the No. 1 independent movie of 2014, “God’s Not Dead.” Sorbo’s strength and inspiration stem from his near-death experience in suffering three strokes and battling to regain his life. Today, he leads a mentoring program and a non-profit organization that ensures access to safe and enriching afterschool programs for younger children.
Sorbo will likely, in addition to life issues, speak about the Hollywood blacklist against Christians and conservatives, especially those who hold pro-life views.
Metro Voice recently reported on Sorbo’s comments to Fox News about his experience in Hollywood.
“It was sad to me, you know, my manager and agent for so many years said that `we can’t get you jobs anymore because of you being a Christian, being a conservative,’” Sorbo told the cable news outlet. “I almost had to laugh at that, because it’s an industry that screams for tolerance and yet it’s a one-way street. It screams for freedom of speech. But Hollywood’s a one-way street as well. And that’s just too bad, you know. But I love the industry. I love the movies and TV.”
A number of online platforms pulled his profiles and blocked his content.
“Even LinkedIn took me down,” he said.
The Vitae Foundation, based in Jefferson City, Mo., is a national non-profit organization that facilitates research about life issues and applies the findings to create messaging strategies to share with others to build a future where abortion is unthinkable. Actor Kirk Cameron spoke at its 2022 dinner.
“The Vitae Foundation team consulted with Dr. Alveda King as a part of the National Women’s Health Study,” he said. “Because of Vitae’s research-based work, they are influencing and transforming the hearts and minds of people. This includes those in the halls of Congress and legislatures who are making good decisions, challenging bad laws and seeing them overturned, and establishing good laws. And they are educating people through their research-based messaging to value and create a culture of life.”
Additional pro-life dinners are scheduled for Springfield, Southern Illinois and Dallas. Tickets for the Kansas City event are $100, of which $50 is tax-deductible. Table sponsorships also are available. For more information or to register, visit Kansas City Pro-Life Dinner – Vitae Foundation or call (573) 634-4316.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice