Rainn Wilson is one of my favorite actors. He played Dwight Schrute, the hilarious and eccentric salesman on The Office, one of the top comedy shows ever made.
But he’s also a man of faith. He’s a member of the Baha’i religion, which believes in the unity and equality of all people and religions.
And he’s not afraid to speak his mind. On Saturday, he took to Twitter to call out Hollywood for its blatant and disgusting anti-Christian bias.
He was referring to a recent episode of The Last of Us, an HBO series based on a popular video game about a post-apocalyptic world where zombies have taken over.
In the episode, Ellie, the main character, meets a group of survivors led by David, a preacher who reads from the Bible and offers her food and shelter.
But it turns out that David is actually a psychopathic cannibal who wants to kill and eat Ellie.
As soon as Wilson saw David reading from the Bible, he knew he was going to be a villain.
“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” Wilson 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 revealed as some kind of murderous psycho.”
He added: “I’m not saying every Christian character needs to be perfect or heroic but it would be nice if they weren’t always portrayed as evil or crazy.”
Wilson later further clarified his tweet by saying: “I’m not saying that there aren’t evil Christians in real life or that they shouldn’t be portrayed in fiction. I’m just saying that it’s become a trope/cliche/stereotype in Hollywood storytelling.”
Wilson is absolutely right. Hollywood has a sickening habit of demonizing Christians and mocking their beliefs.
And he is not the first actor to criticize Hollywood for its treatment of Christianity.
In 2016, Chris Pratt said that he felt Hollywood was “out of touch” with people who have faith and that he wanted to see more movies that reflect his beliefs. In 2018, Jim Caviezel said that he was blacklisted by Hollywood after playing Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ.