Latest Kevin Sorbo Strawman Film to Begin Production April 8

It’s true, unfortunately. Kevin Sorbo, of Hercules fame, is in the midst of arguably the busiest time of his entire acting career.  Most people wouldn’t know it though, since a huge portion of his recent films share the same underlying themes — God, Jesus, or how stupid atheism is.

Since making a splash in the mainstream Christian scene as a strawman “atheist” professor in God’s Not Dead, Sorbo has starred in, or is scheduled to star in, an abundance of Christian propaganda films.  On April 8, Sorbo begins production on a new movie called One Nation Under God.

Image credit: Ash Gupta/IMDb

Image credit: Ash Gupta/IMDb

In this latest predictable depiction of Christian persecution, Sorbo stars as a teacher whose student makes a stand and questions a school policy in which (drumroll…) the words “under God” have been removed from the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Wait, you mean they just reverted the Pledge back to its original form, before people politicized it? Oh, I didn’t realize this was a horror film!  NOOOOOO!!!

One Nation Under God was written and is directed by Lisa Arnold, who co-produced God’s Not Dead, a film starring Kevin Sorbo in which he played an atheist philosophy professor who was proven wrong by a student when he told the class that God is dead. Oh the burrrrrn! Yes, men made of straw are quite flammable.  This ridiculous movie was glorified by the über-Christians who felt it gave them some kind of vindication or validated their position that atheists are so wrong. Damn us for asking for evidence of their outrageous supernatural claims. Pssst… the movie is fictional, just like your deity!

Here’s a list of Kevin Sorbo’s upcoming Christian releases, according to IMDb. Clear your calendars:

  • The UnMiracle (2017) – A suburban town is torn apart in the aftermath of an accidental teen drug overdose in this ensemble film exploring the mysteries of modern faith.
  • One Nation Under God
  • Forgiven
  • The Reliant (2017) – The collapse of the dollar precipitates widespread rioting and social unrest across the nation, leaving a lovesick girl struggling to care for her siblings in a stretch of woods bordered by lawless anarchy, wondering why a good God would let this happen.
  • Let There Be Light (2017) – An atheist experiencing a near-death experience converts to Christianity.
  • The Pastor (2018) – In a forgotten part of town, overrun by a ruthless gang; a community struggles with its faith.

With all this work, you have to think… either he’s one hell of a damn good actor who’s making a killing off of these movies, or no one else is willing to take on these legendary roles in low-budget, poorly-written cinematic masterpieces. I think you know what my money’s riding on.

No doubt, he’s a busy dude, and he’s certainly found his niche. But casting the same actor in all of these films is a dead giveaway for all of us who have critical thinking skills.  Kevin Sorbo + Religiously-themed title = Terribly written strawman Christian persecution film. Skip it, unless you like rolling your eyes.

 

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