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Kevin Sorbo, the actor who stars in the newly released "God's Not Dead" film, says he is on Hollywood's blacklist for simply having a conservative view on politics and social issues, which has ultimately cost him acting jobs.
"I'm not a party guy. There are people on both sides of the political fence that I don't agree with. To me, I look to see who I honestly think is going to be the best person. So, that, in itself, is enough to get me blacklisted in Hollywood," Sorbo said, according to The Epoch Times. "They (Hollywood) scream for tolerance, they scream for freedom of speech but if you disagree at all with what they're saying then they can blacklist you. They have the power to do that."
Sorbo considers himself one of the very few actors in Hollywood brave enough to voice his political opinion, and admits to voting Democratic and Republican. He also says he receives a lot of backlash for being Christian.
"There's also negativity towards people who aren't liberal. There's no question that it has hurt me in Hollywood that I didn't vote for Obama," Sorbo told Fox News.
He added, "I get it. I understand that but, on the same side, it's like 'Okay, why can't I have an opinion? Why does that cost me jobs?' I mean there's so much anger … in Hollywood. It's weird. Their arguments aren't logical. They aren't based on fact. If you hit people up with facts, they just say you're wrong and they don't give reasons why you're wrong."
Known best for his role as Hercules in the past television series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," Sorbo plays an atheist professor in the new film who challenges one of his students to prove God's existence. While he is committed to his Christian faith, Sorbo admits he enjoyed playing the role.
"I'm not an atheist so playing an atheist was kind of fun. We're actors and it's interesting to play different roles and parts … the movie had a great message in it … I love doing faith-based movies but I don't want [them] to be preaching to the choir. You already have the choir. They're the people who believe in God, who believe in Jesus. Movies like this are for those fence sitters, those independent voters, so to speak," Sorbo said, according to Beliefnet.
"God's Not Dead" was released in fewer than 1,000 theaters nationwide on March 21 and earned over $8 million opening weekend.