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'The Office' star Rainn Wilson bucks Hollywood, calls out 'anti-Christian bias' infecting popular TV show
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'The Office' star Rainn Wilson bucks Hollywood, calls out 'anti-Christian bias' infecting popular TV show

Actor Rainn Wilson, best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on "The Office," criticized Hollywood on Saturday for manifesting "anti-Christian bias."

"I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood," Wilson wrote on Twitter.

"As soon as the David character in 'The Last of Us' started reading from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain. Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?" he added.

"The Last of Us" is a popular TV show set in post-apocalyptic America.

In a recent episode of the show's first season, the character David, an apparent pastor, leads a group of cannibals who use the Bible as justification for their actions. The character later attempts to rape one of the show's lead characters, a young girl named Ellie.

One review described David and the episode, saying:

The mild, friendly, cannibalistic pedophile preacher was more horrifying than any fungus. But while he was a spiritual leader wielding the word of God as a weapon, the show was not an indictment of organized religion or its followers. It was akin to a sermon entirely in line with the teachings of the Bible. Because Christianity warns about monsters exactly like David, false prophets with evil appetites who will lead others astray at the end of the world.

Interestingly, Wilson is not a Christian. He is actually a member of the Baháʼí Faith.

In line with the tenants of his faith, Wilson is not overtly partisan, but is instead an equal-opportunity critic.

Last November, for example, he changed his name on social media to raise awareness for climate change. Elsewhere, Wilson has explained that he is politically independent, having voted for Republican, Democratic, and Green candidates.

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