A former Hercules actor and star of fundamentalist Christian smash hit God’s Not Dead, a film that seems to only exist to paint atheists as people who are angry at God and an upcoming conspiracy theorist thriller pushing the claim that the United States government is spraying us with deadly chemicals from the sky, has been making a proverbial centaur’s rear of himself lately — not only with his choices in films, but with the vile remarks he makes.
Very recently Kevin Sorbo, whose only memorable career role was as Xena’s demigod friend, referred to the predominantly African-American protesters in Ferguson Missouri as “animals” and “losers.” While Jercules may have “apologized” for that, it was only a matter of time before he said something that is, perhaps, even more monumentally stupid.
On Jerry Newcombe’s ‘Vocal Point’ radio program, while promoting the DVD release of God’s Not Dead, Sorbo worked in some awful remarks about Jewish people. First, Sorbo praised Mel Gibson’s anti-semitic snuff film, The Passion of the Christ, saying that Gibson created a lot more opportunities for Christian filmmakers — and then he accused Jews of killing Jesus.
“He got attacked when he was shooting ‘The Passion’ from the Jewish community, saying ‘look at the way you’re portraying us,’” Sorbo said. “News bulletin: you did kill Jesus!”
When Newcombe corrected him with an explanation that the Jews “delivered him over to the Romans,” but did not kill Jesus, Sorbo claimed that they still “had a hand in it.” He added that, in any case, the film still made millions, “so Mel sort of had the last laugh, there.”
Hear it for yourself, below: