The problem is not only that Allen is out and an equality activist, but that unsuspecting movie goers might look him up on the web and see his opinions about fairness for gays. In other words, folks might see an idea that is different then the one promoted by their churches. The Times reports:
Many evangelicals are concerned that young people inspired by the movie will look up Mr. Allen on the Web and "get exposed to his views on homosexuality, and that would cause some of them to question Biblical views of homosexuality and every other sin," said Will Hall, executive director of BPNews.net, the news service of theI’m always amazed by this kind of attitude. It isn’t based on strength or the knowledge that one’s arguments will win. It isn’t based on faith.
Southern Baptist Convention, which has published articles critical of Every Tribe's decisions.
Instead, this is nothing more than fear that one’s own ideas and theology is so weak that it can’t stand to be compared to different ideas. I don’t say this to be mean or to scream about how "crazy they all are." What I am doing is wondering: If they are so certain they’re right what do they have to fear from a different idea?
Some people are apparently so frightened by this that they've made death threats.
It must be horrible to have to live like this.