The Bible on History Channel Informed By Homophobes
The Bible, History Channel's epic new miniseries from mogul producer-duo Mark Burnett and Roma Downey has become the must-watch TV event of Spring 2013, posting ratings through the roof. To help make sure the show was authentic and accurate to the text, Burnett enlisted the help of high-ranking figures in the Church.
"We weren't qualified to teach the Bible, but we knew plenty of people who were," says Burnett, whose interfaith panel included pastors Joel Osteen, Rick Warren and T.D. Jakes, Bishop Michael Sheridan, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.
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While the Obama-esque image of Satan from Mark Burnett's History Channel mini-series The Bible is making headlines this morning, it's worth noting that these esteemed religious consultants are a "Who's Who" of notorious evangelical homophobes.
Joel Osteen once said, ""I don't believe homosexuality is God's best for a person's life" and called it "sin" many times
Prop 8 supporter Rick Warren once compared homosexuality to poison and compared acting on gay urges to assaulting someone.
T.D. Jakes has called homosexuality a "brokenness" despite his son getting arrested in a sex sting.
Bishop Michael Sheridan has called homosexuality "intrinsically evil" and told Catholics who vote for gay marriage that they can't receive communion.
Samuel Rodriguez, teamed up with NY state senator Ruben Diaz to rally opponents of same-sex marriage.
Jim Daly is head of virulently anti-gay Focus on the Family.
The Bible was originally designed as a docudrama featuring the esteemed panel. After shooting began in Morocco, the show took a different direction.
Tune in this Sunday for episode 4 of The Bible on History Channel.
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