WND, you owe 'The Chosen' an apology

By Angela Hunt

I was tremendously disappointed to read the story “‘Godlessness’: Super popular Christian TV show defends gay-pride flag on set,” which was followed by a subtitle quote of “Unapologetically supports sexual depravity and has no problem promoting homosexuality.”

Are you kidding? A little investigation would have revealed that a cameraman had placed a small rainbow flag on his camera stand, which was visible in a behind-the-scenes video about the filming of “The Chosen” season four. This flag was not a statement from leaders of “The Chosen,” and when asked about the flag, director Dallas Jenkins simply said that he “would work with anyone” on the show.

When you decide to build a house, do you require that all contractors, subcontractors, plumbers, electricians and carpenters be born-again Christians who agree with your doctrines? Does anyone? Dallas Jenkins is committed to providing a quality series, an excellent sacrifice to the Lord, and the series has already resulted in the salvation of many viewers AND people among the cast and crew.

The night of His betrayal, Jesus prayed (in regard to His followers): “I am not asking that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one.” We are not to cloister ourselves in holy communes, but to live in the world and shine the Light.

Over and over again, we tell ourselves to love sinners and hate sin – so why are we spewing vitriol against our brothers and sisters in Christ? Dallas said NOTHING to defend “sexual depravity” or homosexuality. Instead, he defended his right to hire excellent people to work on a story about the Light of the world.

I fear this article – about an incidental object brought in by a crew member – was intended to create mischief. At first glance, a casual reader would assume that a huge rainbow flag was flying above the set of “The Chosen,” and nothing could be further from the truth.

I believe WND owes an apology to the leaders of “The Chosen.”

Angela Hunt, Th.D., is a novelist, youth pastor’s wife, and happy grandmother.

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