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“The Office” actor calls out anti-Christian bias in HBO series

Actor Rainn Wilson from “The Office” last weekend pointed out another example of Hollywood’s bias against Christians. He criticized on Twitter the HBO series “The Last of Us,” which features a villainous character using Bible verses in what he suggested was a predictable formula.

“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” he tweeted. “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?”

“The Last of Us,” a post-apocalyptic show based on the video game of the same name, featured a group of cannibals led by 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.

Others agreed with Wilson’s criticism and pointed out how this was hardly the first example of Hollywood’s anti-Christian bias.

“Defamation of Christianity has become the most unoriginal and tired cliches in movie/TV series storylines,” LIBRE Initiative president Daniel Garza said. “It’ 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.”

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.”

“We’ve all known this for a long, long time, Rainn,” recording artist Sean Feucht wrote.

Wilson has released a new book, “Soul Boom,” which explores why we need a spiritual revolution.

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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