Kevin Sorbo continues to make the rounds of Religious Right radio programs to promote the the DVD release of his recent film “God’s Not Dead.” While appearing on Jerry Newcombe’s “Vocal Point” radio program recently, Sorbo noted that Mel Gibson had created a lot more opportunities for Christian filmmakers in Hollywood with the success of his film “The Passion of the Christ,” which made a lot of money despite concerns from Jewish leaders that the film was anti-Semitic.
Sorbo, for his part, does not really understand what Jews were so upset about.
“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!”
Newcombe immediately attempted to rein in Sorbo’s statement, saying that the Jews actually just “delivered him over to the Romans,” to which Sorbo replied that the Jews still “had a hand in it” before noting that, despite their concerns, the film went on to earn hundreds of millions of dollars “so Mel sort of had the last laugh, there”: