A controversy has arisen over the movie, End of the Spear, which is the story of the five missionaries speared to death by native tribesmen in Ecuador in 1956, and how the missionaries' families later went to live with the same tribe and shared the gospel with them.
Chad Allen, who plays one of the missionaries, is a homosexual. Some Christians have protested the movie because of this.
There is an excellent interview with the writer, Steve Saint, and movie producer, Mart Green, that gives their answers, which may surprise you. Basically, they did not know that Chad was gay when he was offered the role, and after they found out they decided to keep him not only to honor their contract but also to reach out to him in the same loving way that the five missionaries reached out to the tribesmen who killed them.
I must also confess that their reasons for their decision to keep him on board made sense to me. After all, isn't this a story about people who unconditionally loved sinful men and showed them a better way through Christ? And isn't that what the Steve Saint and Mart Green were trying to do by loving Chad Allen, despite his homosexuality?
I encourage you to read the interview before jumping to conclusions about this one. You may not agree with them, but I think you will respect their integrity and passion for sharing Christ in a loving manner.
By the way, I am currently reading Steve Saint's book, End of the Spear, upon which the movie is based. If you enjoyed the movie, read the book, and you will learn a lot more about the background of what happened and more about the Waodoni people and how they are living today.