Kevin Sorbo: black people in Ferguson using Brown’s death as an excuse to be animals and losers.

thats-racistKevin Sorbo, who is standing up for Christianity by running around telling anybody who will interview him how immoral atheists are, might be a tad racist (in the same sense that the universe is a tad big).  The other day Sorbo took to facebook to tell us how he really feels about the outraged citizenry of Ferguson, MO:

“Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man,” he wrote. “It is an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are.”

Really?  Because all the signs that say “Don’t Shoot” might be a hint that it’s about the slaying of an unarmed black dude by a needlessly militarized police.

“It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else, The Man, for their failures. It’s always someone else’s fault when you give up.”

Sorbo argued that Brown’s death should be a “reminder to the African Americans ( I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President the voted in has only made things worse for them, not better.”

With grammar like that, someone should hire him to play a college professor.  But I get the message: these moochers aren’t upset that an innocent was murdered (like they say), they’re upset because they want everything for free, and they should join your religion which is so great because it promises forgiveness for any moral transgression without having to do any work to make it better or to earn that forgiveness (i.e. for free).

Ok, Kevin, what’s the solution to all this?

The former “Hercules” said that the way to end unrest in the city was to “ban” all media who are “nothing more than agitators.”

“The media promotes chaos to boost their pathetic ratings. We should shut them all off and watch clips on the internet only when republished under fair use by a conservative media watchdog group.”

Who says the conservative movement isn’t the home of racism in America?  Because why have news stations when you can have conservative groups that aren’t at all notorious for spinning things until everybody but the right wing has vertigo?

Exclusive to this blog, we’ve obtained a video of Kevin Sorbo finding out that he doesn’t live in an echo chamber and that non-Christians can read what he writes:

After a while, Sorbo took down his post.  Not because it was racist as all hell, but because you were offended:

Update: Kevin Sorbo told TMZ Live that he was “stupid” to post remarks calling African-American protesters “animals.” He apologized to “anyone who was offended.”

Not “I’m sorry for saying a bunch of racist shit,” but instead “I’m sorry if you were offended by all the racist shit I said.”  It’s almost, almost like the problem is with you, not him.  It’s almost like his agent called him and asked “Did you want to have a career?”

Perhaps we’ll get lucky now and the only people who will hire Sorbo will be Christian movie makers who don’t care how racist you are so long as you’re also willing to disparage atheists for their supposed immorality.  Kevin Sorbo could become kind of like a bargain bin Mel Gibson.  Say you’re on a tight budget and that atheists keep smashing Christians in public debates.  So you want to script your own debate, but you need some crazy Christian guy to play your atheist professor who will use all the shitty arguments you want.  What if I told you there was a cheaper, more washed up actor for half the price?  How much would you expect to pay for this?  $200?  $1,000???  Nope!  Now you can get Kevin Sorbo for just one easy payment of $9.99.


Sorbo has issued a longer apology:

Okay…. I stand humiliated and humbled. My most sincere apologies for my post on the events in Ferguson. I posted out of frustration and anger over the violence and looting. My words were never meant to hurt the African-American community. My use of the word “losers’ was directed at those doing the looting and vandalising and violence toward others. Anyone who does that is a loser in my book. So I will not apologise to those who are looting stores and vandalising there own community. I am very sorry for the police shooting. To answer violence with violence is not the answer here. Real leaders need to emerge out of that community to deal with the problems with the excessive use of police force. I agree with you that the police action has only added to the reaction of the residents of Ferguson. Yes. I am an idiot and do hold myself accountable for the way my post came off.

Not sure I buy it (that’s a lie, I definitely don’t), but at least it’s better.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X