Chad Allen’s new movie End of the Spear is still causing a commotion among those vocal evangelicals. Their panties are still in a bunch about homo Allen playing a religious missionary (OMG, we just know they wanted Bible Belt fave Tim Allen in the role), they’re helping the film almost totally recoup its budget.
Never ones to let us down, our holy budding casting agents bless us with a few choice quotes. After all, it is the children they’re looking out for.
Many evangelicals are concerned that young people inspired by the movie will look up Mr. Allen on the Web and “get exposed to his views on homosexuality, and that would cause some of them to question Biblical views of homosexuality and every other sin,” said Will Hall, executive director of BPNews.net, the news service of the Southern Baptist Convention, which has published articles critical of Every Tribe’s decisions.
Another one, a Reverend Jason Janz, proves his firm grasp on the ability to create an irreverent pop culture (and sort of faggy) simile:
“Does anyone really believe that Chad Allen was the best possible actor for Nate Saint?” Mr. Janz asked in his Jan. 12 Web log entry, referring to one of the characters in the movie. “That would be like Madonna playing the Virgin Mary.”
Don’t get our hopes up there, Jenz. Talk about a role Madge was born to play.
Evangelical Filmmakers Criticized for Hiring Gay Actor [NY Times]