I would not list Mila Kunis among my all-time favorite actresses. But I did like her work in “the Book of Eli.”
Her character, Solara, accompanies the title character, played by Denzel Washington, on a purpose-driven trek across post-apocalyptic America until they reach the West Coast.
They arrive at an old prison that has been converted into the world’s last book repository. There Eli, who turns out be blind, recites by heart the King James Bible to a scribe, thereby preserving God’s Word.
I know Kunis is a Ukranian-born Jew. But, after watching “The Book of Eli,” with its decidedly Christian bent, I assumed she must have a favorable view of Christ followers.
I realize now I was sadly mistaken.
In the October issue of Esquire, for which the 29-year-old actress appears on the cover, Kunis hates on Republicans in general, Christians in particular.
“The way they talk about religion is offensive,” said Kunis, slandering Republicans of faith. “Why we gotta be talking about Jesus is all the time?”
I guess Kunis, who has proven herself an all-too-typical young Hollywood lefty, would be more comfortable if we were talking all the time about Muhammed or Buddha or Xenu.
Just so she knows, the reason we gotta be talking about Jesus is because this nation was founded by Christians. And for much of its history, America’s leaders governed according to Judeo-Christian values that Kunis and her friends in Hollywood – the latter day Babylon – find “offensive.”
In her Esquire interview, Kunis whined “Some people don’t like to hear celebrities talk about politics.” But that shouldn’t apply to her, she said. “I don’t think I’m a celebrity. I’m a working actress. I think there’s a difference.”
Kunis doesn’t get it. It’s not that people don’t like to hear celebs talk politics. They just don’t like to hear celebs talk politics – whether they are working or non-working actresses – if the don’t know what they’re talking about.
Indeed, Kunis is no more qualified to comment on politics than Ann Romney is to act in some Hollywood movie. But while the future first lady knows she is no thespian, Kunis deludes herself that her simpleminded political views have value in the great marketplace of ideas.
I can forgive the actress her fantasy that her political views somehow matter to the mass of Americans who live outside of that cultural wasteland known as Hollywood.
But what I think out of bounds is her sneering contempt for Christians who happen to be Republicans; her disrespect for our Lord and Savior.
My hope is that Kunis will one day be born again in Christ. Otherwise, she will condemn her soul to the Lake of Fire the “Book of Eli” mentions.