This program topic was important to me, so I actually called in and was able to get on the air. If you wind up listening, just remember that I was very nervous. I do not normally call in to radio shows.
Here were my main points:
1) While I seriously question the decision to cast Chad Allen in the movie, I reserve judgement on their decision because I do not think enough information is available.
2) Christians do not need to boycott the film.
3) To a certain extent, a lot of this discussion is insignificant. The movie has been made. Chad Allen is portraying Nate and Steve Saint. It would be better for us to respond to this reality rather than to second-guess a decision which cannot be changed.
4) This controversy is distracting us from what is important. Is the movie good? Does it remain faithful to the story of Mincayani and Steve Saint? How are redemption and the gospel portrayed? We should be focusing on questions like these.
After saying all of this, I do plan on seeing the movie. I also do not plan on blogging about End of the Spear again. If you see another post on my blog, it will probably just be my review of the film itself.