Actor Rainn Wilson took to Twitter to voice his concern over Hollywood’s anti-Christian bias following the latest example from the HBO series “The Last of Us.” Wilson, best known for his role in “The Office,” criticized the use of Bible verses by a villainous character in the show, calling it a predictable formula.
Wilson’s tweet sparked a conversation about the prevalence of anti-Christian bias in Hollywood, with many agreeing that it has become an unoriginal and tired cliché in movie and TV series storylines.
The series, which is based on the video game of the same name, features a group of cannibals led by what appears to be a Christian preacher, who justifies their actions by quoting Bible verses. Later in the series, the preacher attempts to rape the protagonist Ellie, a young girl.
Critics have pointed out how Hollywood’s anti-Christian bias is meant to undermine faith and position the secular-minded as the only ones with altruistic intentions. The portrayal of Christians as the bad guys in TV shows and movies has become the norm, and it is hardly a surprise when a pastor or a Christian character turns out to be evil.
Wilson’s criticism of the show has led to a larger conversation about the portrayal of Christians in Hollywood, with some agreeing that it is time to have a pastor or a Christian character who is actually loving and kind in a show. They argue that it is time to move beyond the predictable formula of making Christians the bad guys in TV shows and movies.
The bias against Christianity in Hollywood is not new, and it has been present for a long time. However, with more and more people speaking out against it, there is hope that things will change.