Last night, the NBC series Quantum Leap proved once again that Hollywood has an anti-Christian bias.
Monday's episode, "Ben, Interrupted," was about a cruel, sadistic psychiatrist who quotes the Bible and has a crucifix on his desk.
The episode opens with time-traveler Ben Song (Raymond Lee) waking in a 1950s doctor's office where a psychiatrist is examining him.
Song leaps into different years to right past wrongs.
Inside the office, the camera zooms in on a crucifix on the psychiatrist's desk. Since contemporary Hollywood turns Christian symbols into signals for "bad person" on a routine basis, I knew the doctor would be a villain the minute the crucifix was shown.
Earlier this month, The Office star Rainn Wilson tweeted about a similar experience after watching an episode of HBO Max's The Last of Us in which a Christian preacher was a cannibal. Of course, Wilson backtracked in a Twitter thread so he could continue to get work, but his original point remains just as valid.
"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," Wilson said.
Sure enough, it turns out the doctor in "Ben, Interrupted" is running an insane asylum worse than One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and is doing Mengele-level experiments on his patients. Song has leaped into the asylum to rescue one of the patients, a woman named Judith (Dana Melanie).
A cold and nasty orderly takes Song to his cell in the dark and dystopic asylum and tells him that his belongings include a personal schedule and a Bible.
Song has a secret rendezvous with Judith in the library to hatch a plan to gather evidence and plot their escape. She tells him that the cruel doctor goes to Bible study every day at 5 pm.
Song: So how do we get them?
Judith: The doctor keeps his files in his real office. And he goes to Bible study every evening at 5:00.
Song: Perfect. We'll break in then.
No caricatured "Christian" villain is complete in Hollywood until he also quotes the Bible while doing something sinister. In this episode, the psycho doctor quotes Jesus' words in the Gospel of John, "The truth will set you free," just before he injects a truth serum into Song to get him to talk.
Yes, the episode is so cartoonish and over-the-top that it includes a mad scientist injecting truth serum.
Last month, Quantum Leap premiered a trans propaganda episode that called trans children "magic" and attacked critics of biological males in women's sports. This month, the writers let loose their anti-Christian bigotry.
Apparently, Hollywood is so emboldened in their hatred towards Christians that they no longer worry about alienating an audience in the first season of a new show. Network television used to focus on first establishing viewer loyalty with a new series before they risked insulting them.
With regular hostility towards billions of Christians, television as a medium deserves its ongoing decline.