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Kevin Sorbo Is Sorry All You 'Haters' Didn't Get His 'The Jews Killed Jesus' Joke

Last month, Kevin Sorbo was making the rounds promoting the DVD release of his film "God's Not Dead" when he set off a bit of controversy by declaring that the Jews were responsible for killing Jesus.

Sorbo was discussing Jewish concerns that Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" was anti-Semitic; concerns which he entirely dismissed because, as he said, "News bulletin: you did kill Jesus!"

Those comments generated a bit of controversy, to which Sorbo initially responded by blaming everyone else for not being "enlightened" enough to understand the point he was supposedly making:

Sorbo, the star of “God’s Not Dead” and a new film “Let the Lion Roar,” told TheBlaze on Thursday that he made a “flippant comment” that should have been crafted better.

“Here’s the deal. Here’s reality. The Jewish leaders offered Jesus up to Pilate, preferring to free a hardened criminal,” Sorbo said. “Did all Jews at that time hate Jesus? Of course they did not. The people screamed to let the hardened criminal go. That’s in the book. That’s in the facts.”

Sorbo, who is a non-denominational Christian, said that there were many Jews who defended Jesus at the time and who mourned Christ’s death.

“After all, [Jesus] was Jewish and … the Jewish leaders and a handful of Jews [gave him up],” Sorbo said. “It was more like they were accomplices to his murder. They knew he was going to be murdered. There was no question.”

The actor said he assumed people were more “enlightened” on the issue and would realize that he was being over-simplistic in his remarks.

He credited Jews for creating Christianity as well and affirmed his support for Israel.

“I should have worded it better. We live in such an age where everything is scrutinized,” he said. “Liberals love to project a false image on the wall and get very upset with the image they’ve created themselves.”

Last week, Sorbo appeared on "The Phil Valentine Show" where the topic came up and, once again, Sorbo tried to blame everyone else for not understanding his point, insisting that his original comment was entirely accurate because the Jews "were certainly accomplices" to Jesus' death.

"And here's another flash bulletin," Sorbo said, "that was what was supposed to happen. That was the intention of God. Jesus came down here to die for our sin, right? So that's the way it happened ... Don't tell me that the Jewish population at the time, the Pharisees, didn't have a hand in something to do with Jesus' death. I mean, come on!"

Sobro brushed the whole thing off because people with "nothing better to do" are just trying to create problems.

"Haters just love to hate," he said:

Interestingly, the more Sorbo is asked about his comment, the more his explanation evolves, as last night he appeared on Alan Colmes' radio program where the topic was brought up once again and now Sorbo is just trying to pass it all off as a joke:

SORBO: I wasn’t trying to say that Jewish people had a hand in the death of Jesus because quite clearly many mourned his death at the time he was being crucified. There was no question about that. You know, I was going for a joke, a bad taste joke.

COLMES: You think that was a joke? That was a joke?

SORBO: It was just meant to say that they had a part, there was certainly a part of them that was saying, here is Jesus, here was this hardened criminal, and the Pharisees said….

COLMES: How is that a joke? I can understand you may misspoke, but a joke?

SORBO: Well, OK, you know, c’mon. I’ve taking enough beating on this. I’m hardly an anti-Semite.

Maybe people wouldn't have such a hard time understanding what Sorbo "really" meant by his original comment if his explanation didn't keep changing.

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Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 9/12/14

  • Kevin Sorbo says people just were not "enlightened" enough to understand the point he was making when he said that the Jews killed Jesus.
  • FRC prays against Common Core: "May the American people be fully awakened! May parents have courage to stand fast in their God-given liberty, responsibility and authority to direct their children's education. May citizen activists persuade their state leaders to reverse course!"
  • Liberty Counsel vows to take its fight against "ex-gay" therapy bans all the way to the Supreme Court "and we will not stop fighting until these laws are relegated to the dustbins of history."
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson shared his theological insights with Glenn Beck today: "The political correct cesspool we’re swimming around in [goes] against God on every point."
  • Finally, this piece by Robert Stacy McCain might just be the most bizarre screed we have ever seen posted on BarbWire. We can say for sure that it is the only thing we've ever seen posted there that uses the word "assholes" more than once.

Kevin Sorbo's Message To Jews: 'News Bulletin: You Did Kill Jesus'

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":

Kevin Sorbo And Rick Wiles Agree: Atheists Are Angry Because They Know God Exists

D-list actor Kevin Sorbo recently had a leading role in the right-wing Christian film "God Is Not Dead," in which he played a smug atheist college professor who seeks to destroy the faith of his students.

In promoting the film, which is now out on DVD, Sorbo has been making the rounds on Christian television and radio programs, saying that he based his portrayal in the film on all the angry and bitter atheists that he is always seeing on television.

Yesterday, Sorbo was a guest on End Times fanatic Rick Wiles' radio program, where the two concluded that atheists are so angry because they secretly know that God does exist and hate him for "judging how they live their life."

Sorbo said he doesn't understand why atheists are so "filled with just hatred and anger," saying that he feels sorry for them but also can't help but laugh at them for spending "so much time ranting and raving about something that they don't believe in."

Wiles agreed, saying that he doesn't "believe in the Tooth Fairy but I don't spend all my time from trying to stop people from believing in the Tooth Fairy."

Of course, one could just as well make the same point in response to Sorbo and Wiles, noting that while they don't believe in atheism, they sure do seem to be spending a lot of time ranting and raving about it.

In the end, both Wiles and Sorbo agreed that the real reason atheists are so angry is because, deep down, they know that God exists.

"The truth is," Wiles said, "they know he exists and they hate him. That's what it's all about."

"That is exactly what it is," Sorbo responded. "I know these guys must believe in something, otherwise they wouldn't get so angry about it and they don't like the fact that there is a higher power out there that is judging how they live their life":

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