Chad Allen is starring in a movie about missionaries. One of the people he portrays, Steve Saint (a Christian missionary), defends the casting of this homosexual actor for the movie.
End of the Spear, which opens in theaters [today] (Friday, January 20), tells the story of five young Christian missionaries, pilot Nate Saint among them, who were brutally murdered in the jungles of Ecuador 50 years ago by members of the fiercely violent Waodani people. The film goes on to depict how the martyred pilot's son, Steve Saint, who was five years old when his father and friends were slain, returns to the Waodani as an adult and befriends them, even becoming a good friend to one of those involved in the murder of his father and the other missionaries.
Playing the role of both Saints, father and son, in the film is Chad Allen, an openly homosexual stage and screen star who has spoken publicly on same-sex marriage and other 'gay civil rights' issues. In an interview with In L.A. magazine, the actor noted that he has a Catholic Christian background but now embraces a spirituality that encompasses Buddhist, Hindu, and Native American influences as well.
Ack! Surely we're in the last days! The next thing you know they'll be making movies about queer cowboys. Thank goodness Lord of the Rings has already been made, otherwise they'd be casting a queer in the role of Gandalf or an elf or something.
(Forgive the sarcasm. But, personally, the outcry against Allen is unmerited. Agree? Disagree? Why?)