We all know conservatism in Hollywood is a rare breed, but conservatives do exist in the entertainment industry. When Glenn was in Los Angeles last month, he had lunch with Friends of Abe – a group of roughly 1,500 conservative-minded individuals in Hollywood who made headlines earlier this year when it was revealed they had been trying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for nearly two years. The group’s membership is a highly guarded secret to ensure members aren’t black balled by the notoriously left-leaning industry. But, occasionally, some in Hollywood will be surprisingly vocal with their political opinion.
Earlier this week, actor Rob Lowe made headlines when he told the New York Times he wants “the government out of almost everything.” While Lowe has never publicly identified himself as a conservative, he told Sean Hannity in 2011 he believes conservative politics are based on “logic.”
Lowe, who starred as former President John F. Kennedy in the 2013 TV film based on Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Kennedy, told the Times he does not believe in party identification.
“Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over,” Lowe said. “I judge the candidates for who they are.”
When pressed further to disclose what he believes, Lowe said his “thing” is “personal freedoms, freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want.”
“In fact, I want the government out of almost everything,” he said.
“This is really amazing,” Glenn concluded. “Seems like really good advice from a Hollywood guy.”
Read the entire New York Times interview HERE.