Tom Hanks is arguably the king of Hollywood, but his career in the liberal Mecca could now be in jeopardy after he spoke out about his strong Christian faith.
Hanks has identified with everything from Mormonism to the Greek-Orthodox faith throughout his life. He spoke about his enduring Christian faith in a recent interview:
The major religion I was exposed to in the first 10 years of my life was Catholicism. My stepmother became a Mormon. My aunt, whom I lived with for a long time, was a Nazarene, which is kind of ultra-super Methodist, and in high school, all my friends were Jews. For years I went to Wednesday-night Bible studies with my church group. So I had this peripatetic overview of various faiths, and the one thing I got from that was the intellectual pursuit involved. There was a lot of great stuff to think about.
Tom Hanks converted to Greek Orthodox when he married his second wife Rita in 1988, and he remains a part of that faith to this day.
Though Hanks is known as a hardcore liberal and an Obama-supporter, in this case he is speaking out against an Obama agenda, as the president has proven time and time again that he is against Christians. We applaud Hanks for having the courage to defy Obama on this, despite the fact that he supports him.