Don't Shoot the Messenger

February 03, 2006

Here is another article about the ridiculous complaints by some Christians about Chad Allen being in the movie The End of the Spear: Evangelical Filmmakers Criticized for Hiring Gay Actor. Thankfully a few Christian leaders criticized those making the complaints.

Bob Waliszewski of Focus on the Family explained he received many emails from angry Christians who said they would not watch the movie. He then stated, "Has Focus on the Family made a strong statement against homosexuality? Absolutely. ... But what is the message of the product? And do we at Focus feel compelled to check on the sexual history of everyone in a movie? Did they have a D.U.I.? Did they pay their taxes?"

Amen! Why do some Christians seem determined to kill anything that might help the Kingdom? The message of this movie is one that is greatly needed so why shoot the messengers and attempt to hurt the ability of the message to get out? The critics of these movie makers (themselves Christians) really need to see the movie so they can discover its message of love, forgiveness, and redemption.