Friday, January 27, 2006
Another End of the Spear Update
No, I have not seen End of the Spear yet (with three children under the age of five, it can be rather difficult to get an evening out!). Nevertheless, a new story has come out that I think is worth posting a brief entry on.

Christianity Today online has released "Christian Studio Explains Hiring of Gay Actor," with the subtitle: "The makers of End of the Spear didn't find out about co-star Chad Allen's homosexuality until after they offered him the job, and then they felt obliged to honor the contract."

This article clears up a lot of the misconceptions and hasty judgements made about the casting of Chad Allen as Nate and Steve Saint. I highly recommend reading the whole report.

(HT: Justin Taylor)
posted at 11:00 PM  
Comments (2)

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Timmy said...

I would hardly say that CT's article clears up the matter. It appears that it could very well be a PR stunt to salvage a missed opportunity to present the beautiful story which was not found at the end of the spear. I believe this article only provides more questions than clarification. For instance, it has been reported that Steve Saint believed that the casting of Chad Allen was "God ordained" and Mart Green says that he would have hired Chad Allen again even if he knew about his gay activism.

To read the articles I am referring to which appear contrary to recent statements, check out:

WorldNetDaily's article:

Agape Press article:

Also, it is worth noting that Jason Janz has recently made a post in which he interviews Mart Green and Steve Saint himself. The interview is presented "as is" in its entirety. Here's the link:

Given what was known at the time, I do not think that there were a lot of hasty judgments or misconceptions. Simply changing your mind later or responding to the critics doesn't clear up the matter either. Having seen the movie and examined the interviews and articles, I see the "judgments" as warranted and justified.

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Matthew R. Perry said...

Good to see you blogging, John. I'll be at seminary on Monday, Feb. 20 for the booksale. Maybe I'll see you then.



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