A new movie used secular, pro-homosexual actors to portray a Christian message.
Ray Comfort has a new film coming out, and the way he produced and cast it… I don’t see how even he could have imagined what God was going to do.
The film is a timely exploration of how Christians should respond in the midst of a world awash in pro-homosexual sentiment. The Westboro cult has it entirely wrong, and this presentation powerfully depicts how we should prepare ourselves to discuss the Gospel—no matter what sin plagues or defines our neighbor.
Here’s one response: “The Stars of Ray Comfort’s New Anti-Gay Film Audacity Are Really, Really Pro-LGBT Rights.”
Despite the author’s title here, the new movie is anything but “anti-gay,”—though I do understand why an atheist would term it as such. I guess in a real sense it is “anti-homosexuality”–only because the Bible reveals such behavior as a sin that will condemn people to eternal separation from God (His revelation, not ours), but it is most definitely also pro-person-who-practices-homosexuality.
Think of this: Because Ray Comfort chose to use the best actors he could find—and those professionals turned out to be “pro-gay”—he ended up getting publicity in blogs by atheists, and reaching unlikely audiences with a message they typically wouldn’t come close to seeing.
Obviously not all of them will be spiritually moved, and embrace Jesus, (another review I read from an atheist lesbian was anything but charitable). However, unlike what is portrayed in so many cheesy Christian films, we know that conversion is often a long process—coming to faith in Christ is rarely an event that dramatically and inevitably happens before the credits roll.
This effort is a seed well planted, which God can water and harvest in His own good time.
As a side note, while writing this post I was made aware that NRB Network is currently planning to air the film on August 22, 23, and 29.
P.S. I was also just informed that the film trailer for Audacity was banned as a violation of policy by YouTube. I would love to see the official explanation and defense of that, of course it likely makes just as much logical and reasoned sense as the Supreme Court’s majority decision in Obergefell—i.e., passionate irrationality at its most ugly.
[Editor’s note: It seems the problem with YouTube was temporary. Here’s the trailer.]