‘Hercules’ Kevin Sorbo defends Christianity, calls bigoted Bill Maher ‘very angry, lonely man’

“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo, one of the handful of Christian conservatives operating in Hollywood, had some cruel words Monday for HBO’s Bill Maher.

Sorbo feels sorry for him.

kevinsorbo0319scragit“All I can do is feel sad for the guy because I think he’s a very angry, lonely man,” Sorbo said during an interview on Newsmax TV to promote his new movie, “God’s Not Dead.”

“There’s no reason to try and talk to a guy like that because he has so much hate.”

Sorbo was responding to Maher’s bit Friday night where the “Real Time” host got some juvenile yuks complaining about God’s cruelty while criticizing the new movie “Noah” with the wit of a 15-year-old – and theological insights to match.

“I wonder what happened to him in his lifetime,” Sorbo said on “The Steve Malzberg Show.” “The atheists I’ve met — not all of them are angry. I’ve got some very good friends who are atheists. They just don’t believe. They simply don’t believe. We’ve had great debates. … [Maher] has so much hate.”

What happened in Maher’s lifetime is pretty clear.

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A man of undeniable intelligence learned he could make millions of dollars by playing to an audience that thinks it’s smart. To do that successfully, and keep those HBO dollars coming, Maher makes a living pandering to the basest biases of his bigoted base.

And in the world of Maher’s “Real Time” audience, that means making fun of biblical religion with all the callowness of youth he should have left behind decades ago. Unfortunately, it also means his audience isn’t getting any smaller — with predictable results in American politics.

“Morals are declining, the country is going under,” Sorbo said. “We are getting worse and worse, and everything is OK according to half the population of this country. Not everything is OK.”

Check out the Sorbo interview here.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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