AnnaLynne McCord's wiki by Tom Kershaw

AnnaLynne McCord was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Buford, Georgia.

McCord appears to be a sort of quiet Christian. First of all, McCord’s father is a Christian pastor (denomination unknown, though Baptist seems a reasonable assumption) and McCord grew up reading the Bible for two hours a day.[1]

For the most part, McCord seems preoccupied by her work and her political views (forthcoming, of course) and doesn’t get too much into religion.

However, she visited Israel with a flock of fellow stars of the small screen, and during a debriefing interview, her Christian background–and emotions–came to the fore. She spoke of visiting historical Christian sites, returning to her hotel room and listening to a powerful song:

The lyrics talked about the scars in his hand and I was imagining Mary, his mother, and today being Mother’s Day… and thinking about her and how she walked beside him… And I thought about myself. What if I was there? What would I be thinking and doing?… And then it just washed over me. I realized he did all of this for me, for us.[2]

That sounds like some serious devotion to me.

Politicizing rape

McCord is a Democrat. And she found herself an expert of sorts on an issue that took center stage during the 2012 elections–rape. McCord is a victim of rape herself,[3] and understandably found the rhetoric surrounding the issue to be quite offensive.

Consequently, and mostly via her Twitter feed, McCord kept up a sustained attack on Republicans during election season, particularly the ones who had commented on rape. For example, of Todd Akin, she said:

Republican, six-term Tea Party backed Missouri Congressman Todd Akin who, during a live television interview, when asked about his views on rape and abortion said: ‘If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.’[4]

It’s interesting, not an explicit condemnation, just the facts–as if they speak for themselves. We are asked to wonder: Legitimate rape? Is that a thing?

Naturally, she supported Obama. And when he won, she tweeted:

Omg!!! Aaaaaahhhhh!!![5]

Not strikingly eloquent, but the point was made.

  1. Hollywood stars find faith during Israel tour ↩︎

  2. Hollywood stars find faith during Israel tour ↩︎

  3. AnnaLynne McCord Talks About Rape Experience ↩︎

  4. IAMannalynnemcc: Republican, si. ↩︎

  5. AnnaLynne McCord (IAMannalynnemcc) on Twitter ↩︎