. . . Aside from no acting talent. It must be near impossible to be an actor of faith these days. There are but a handful of outwardly/outspoken Christians in Hollywood and many who are find themselves struggling to find quality work.
Wingnut and I have been big fans of the CBS drama, Person of Interest, staring Jim Caviezel. Mr. Caviezel has been an outspoken Catholic since before his days as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. He's spoken out against ESCR-- going so far as to lend himself to a commercial during the 2006 elections in support of Senator Jim Talent and his opposition of ESCR. Caviezel has also been strongly and publicly pro-life. As an outward sign of this, he and his wife have adopted two special needs children. He's been the refreshing face of Catholicism in the mainstream entertainment industry.
Unfortunately, at some point in Hollywood values are eventually compromised if you want to continue finding work as an actor. It was so disappointing watching last night's episode of POI in which a married lesbian couple was featured. Apparently this was a storyline Mr. Caviezel could not oppose. Certainly I'm not expecting perfection from Jim Caviezel, but gay marriage is such a big issue right now and as we are being pushed against our will to not only recognize it, but to accept it. It's entertainment such as this that may become the lynch pin that brings the downfall of traditional marriage and the end of true religious freedom. It's just too bad.