BELLFLOWER, Cal. – Ray Comfort’s latest film project, scheduled to be released this week, will explore the topic of homosexuality from an “uncompromising” biblical perspective, using a “thought-provoking plot” and footage from unscripted interviews.
Comfort, a well-known Christian evangelist, has produced a number of movies and documentaries in recent years. As previously reported, Comfort’s most popular productions—including “180,” “Genius,” “Evolution vs. God,” and “NOAH”—have addressed hot-topic cultural issues, such as abortion and evolution.
Comfort’s latest film, “Audacity,” will be released online this Wednesday, June 24. The movie focuses on homosexuality—a topic that Comfort admits is the most culturally-divisive issue of the day.
“‘Audacity’ explores the conflict between Christians and homosexuality using both a thought-provoking plot and real and unscripted street interviews conducted by Ray Comfort,” Comfort’s ministry explained in a press release.
“A non-Christian recently questioned how any Christian could possibly stay true to the Bible and not be ‘homophobic,’” Comfort said in the release. “After working on ‘Audacity’ for more than a year, I think we have (by the grace of God) done precisely that.”
The movie has already generated positive feedback from both Christians and non-Christians alike.
“I invited an outspoken atheist friend to a prescreening,” Comfort said, “and without any provocation, he said, ‘Unlike most Christian films it is far from cheesy, and has a great, well-acted script. Most of all it is not heavy-handed, showing the Christian position on homosexuality without being intimidating or angry. Well done!’”
“Audacity” has also received commendations from Alex Kendrick, Ken Ham, Randy Alcorn, Rich Christiano, and others. The film’s trailer has received thousands of views on YouTube.
“I think this movie is going to dumbfound a skeptical world by showing how uncompromising Christianity can indeed demonstrate uncompromising love,” Comfort stated in the press release.
As previously reported, Comfort told Christian News Network last year that he was initially reluctant to create an entire movie based on homosexuality.
“I didn’t want to do this movie,” he said. “When different people kept asking for one that addressed the subject of homosexuality, I said an adamant ‘No!’ and I was deadly serious. It just wasn’t going to happen. One of the major reasons for this was that to speak even slightly against homosexuality nowadays is tantamount to being a hate-filled racist.”
Frequently, believers who espouse the biblical position on sexual sins are criticized and accused of hate speech. Comfort stresses that love—not hatred—motivated him to create “Audacity.”
“This movie isn’t motivated by an ounce of hatred,” he promised. “It’s just the opposite. We love gay people, and that’s what we believe will be the conclusion of most who see it.”
“We wouldn’t have made this movie if we didn’t care about homosexuals,” Comfort further explained. “‘Audacity’ doesn’t stereotype or vilify gays in the slightest.”
“The biblical perspective is very clear on homosexuality. It’s stated in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10,” Comfort stated. “However, there is a way to handle the subject without compromise, to handle it biblically, and in a way that defuses the hatred. ‘Audacity’ will show Christians how to do that, and we believe it will be a wonderfully effective tool to give to those who don’t understand the issues that are at hand.”