The lead organizer of a famous comic conference has reportedly bragged about banning Christian actor Kevin Sorbo from attending. Why? Because he is friends with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.
“I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” organizer Galbraith wrote on Facebook over the weekend. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. Just can’t do it.”
Many of Galbraith’s supporters further urged him to prevent other conservative-leaning actors from attending the convention.
Back in the 1990’s, Kevin Sorbo starred as Hercules in “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” alongside Michael Hurst. Years after “Hercules,” Sorbo went on to star as the main character in sci-fi drama series “Andromeda.”
However, despite being a long-term guest at many of the comic conventions that take place across the US, the actor has come under an increasing level of criticism for his conservative Christian views.
“There’s a negativity towards Christians in Hollywood. And a negativity towards people who believe in God,” Sorbo said in a 2013 interview with Fox News.
Sorbo starred in the faith-based movie “Let There Be Light” last year. Fox News anchor Sean Hannity was the executive producer and even made a cameo appearance in the successful film.
More left wing intolerance. You just cannot make this up! https://t.co/N7ScCwy7RG
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 15, 2018
“We live in a very, very dark world its darker and darker all the time and the anger and frustration,” Kevin Sorbo told “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” in October last year. “There’s so much hate out there.”
In an interesting twist to the story, Sorbo detailed that he had actually never even heard of the conference, and believes that they are just looking for a bit of free press.
“I’ve never even heard of the East Coast Comicon,” the “God’s Not Dead” actor told the Todd Starnes Radio Show. “They don’t have any A-Listers attending. I think they are looking for free publicity.”
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) January 15, 2018
Despite being disappointed by the clear intolerance on display from an industry that is close to his heart, Sorbo said this type of behavior is typical of many liberals today.
“The Left always screams about tolerance and freedom of speech, but it’s a one-way street for them,” he said. “I don’t get upset with someone having a different point of view.”
“The Left gets so angry and they go crazy,” Sorbo concluded. “What are you going to do? It is what they are.”
Hannity also added his voice to the discussion.
He said that Galbraith is “just mad that comic book movies are just boring formulaic Hollywood drivel that people are tired of, adding that “Let There Be Light” was a “breakout hit without any Hollywood support.”
“I’ll pity the poor insecure guy who cannot escape his comic book world, and handle a little real-world truth and reality and an opposing viewpoint,” the famed news anchor continued. “Take that Batman.”