By now everyone knows about the sudden death of Narnia producer Perry Moore, via Oxycontin overdose. Did he commit suicide? I don’t know. Only God does. I pray the full autopsy reveals truth.
The timing of Moore’s death astounds me. Walden Media president Micheal Flaherty will be at the NRB Convention (Nashville, TN) next Sunday, while Lewis’s stepson (and executive producer) Douglas Gresham will be at Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) the following Monday. Both venues are known for their evangelical standards. I am certain that in the wake of Perry’s death, all eyes will be on Flaherty and Gresham. What will they say about him?
Why do I even ask this? Because more than one news report, and quite a few Narnia friends, called Perry a “gay Christian.” The man was openly gay, living with a “partner.” Yet they think Perry went to heaven, to Aslan’s country. But he didn’t. I know with certainty in my heart that he went to hell.
The tragedy is that Perry thought he was a Christian, with no thought of hell. He probably believed he couldn’t change, or didn’t need to, for God to accept him and take him to heaven.
The Christian community – the Christians he met on the Narnia sets and worked with and went to church with – failed Perry Moore. They didn’t have the moral courage to stand up for the truth, to say to Perry, “You can’t be gay and be a Christian.” They didn’t tell him that unless he repented and changed, unless he was born again, he wouldn’t go to heaven but to hell.
What’s frightening is that the Christians surrounding Perry probably believe the same thing he did. They, along with countless other Christians and churches and homosexuals, have believed the lie – straight from the pit of hell – that one can be gay and be a Christian. One can’t change or doesn’t have to change for God to accept that person into heaven. These people have made the way to heaven broad and wide, instead of straight and narrow. There’s no mention of holiness. They may not even believe in it.
Yet I also failed Perry Moore. I wanted him to get saved, marry, and have a family. I wanted Perry to be a shining example of how God can transform a homosexual. But that didn’t happen. God took him. Why? I failed Perry because I didn’t pray for him. I had hopes, dreams, and wishes – but I didn’t pray. Salvation doesn’t happen by osmosis. We can’t just wish and hope for something. We must pray. Because there comes a point when God says it’s too late. I guess he decided Perry had had enough opportunities to repent, so he took him – straight to hell.
- I pray God humiliates “Christian” Narnia. I pray he wakes them up to truth and holiness.
- I pray God clears up the moral confusion, once and for all, regarding homosexuality and salvation.
- I pray God lets the church and Narnians (cast, crew, fans) proclaim the truth – loud and clear so that all can hear it – that one can’t be gay and be a Christian. He or she has to change – be born again (transformed) from above by water and the Spirit.
- I pray God saves a homosexual in the media, leading him or her to marry and raise a family – and proclaim the same truth that one can’t be a “gay Christian.” I pray God shows the world what he can do!
If you want more information on homosexuality and the new birth/transformation, check out my notes “The Necessity of the New Birth” and “Homosexuality: A Crisis in the Church and in Western Culture.”
PS. If you want to argue with me, go ahead. But I won’t respond to comments. Argue it out among yourselves.