New Zealand activist Ray Comfort joined Jerry Newcombe this week to discuss his new movie, “Audacity,” which “delivers an unexpected, eye-opening look at the controversial topic of homosexuality” by focusing on a young character who struggles to “defend his convictions about homosexuality and gay marriage.”
Comfort explained to Newcombe that he was initially reluctant to make a movie about homosexuality, but decided he had to do so after he sat next to a gay man on an airplane and didn’t know how to handle the situation.
“I was flying from Germany to London, sat next to a middle-aged gentleman,” he recalled. “I said, ‘How’re you doing,’ he says, ‘Good,’ I says, ‘You got a family?,’ he says, ‘I have a husband.’ It was like, ‘Oh. Where do I go from here?’ Do I say, ‘Oh that’s nice, tell me about him’ or what? And it was awkward.”
“Imagine what it would be like for the average Christian who isn’t kind of confrontational,” he said. “And I realized there’s a real need to show Christians how to relate to homosexuality.”
Comfort predicted that “it won’t be long until pedophilia is embraced by this world, we live in such moral relativism,” so conservative Christians will have to continue to stand strong and tell people what is right and wrong.
“The time will come when people who are so angry about pedophilia now will be vilified and looked on as hateful if they say, ‘No, this is not right,’” he said. “And what we’ve got to remember is that, as Christians, we’re like police officers right in the middle of a crime area. And criminals hate the police, they’ll kill a police officer, they don’t even know who he is, because of the badge he wears, because he stands for righteousness. And we’re going to be hated if we stand up and say, ‘Look, pedophilia is wrong, homosexuality is wrong, fornication, blasphemy is wrong.’”
The trick for gay rights opponents, he said, is “not to vilify homosexuals but to say , ‘Hey, we care about you and we want to see you in Heaven, not Hell.’”