Reviewed by: Andrew Taylor
GAY—What’s wrong with being gay? Answer
Homosexual behavior versus the Bible: Are people born gay? Does homosexuality harm anyone? Is it anyone’s business? Are homosexual and heterosexual relationships equally valid?
What about gays needs to change? Answer
It may not be what you think.
What does the Bible say about same sex marriages? Answer
Can a gay or lesbian person go to heaven? Answer
If a homosexual accepts Jesus into his heart, but does not want to change his lifestyle, can he/she still go to Heaven?
What should be the attitude of the church toward homosexuals and homosexuality? Answer
Read stories about those who have struggled with homosexuality
Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer
Travis Owens … Peter
Molly Ritter … Diana
Jason Tobias … Clint
Ben Price … Ben
Todd Friel … Comedy Club Emcee
Luis Mercado … Cousin
Living Waters Productions
|Distributor:||Living Waters Publications|
“Love can’t stay silent.”
Living Waters is known for Christian films such as, “180,” “Evolution Vs. God,” and “Noah and the Last Days,” but never has it attempted to make a Christian drama like its most recent film, “Audacity.” Moving away from the usual format of narration and on-the-street interviews by Ray Comfort, “Audacity” attempts to bring its audience a fully-fledged, dramatic story, while still effectively presenting what the Bible says about homosexuality, and demonstrating how to approach the topic and answer common objections. But does it succeed?
The film’s protagonist is Peter (Travis Owens), a young, Christian man and bike messenger who is struggling with low self-esteem, aspiring to both become a comedian and learn how to speak about homosexuality. Over the course of the film, Peter clashes with his friend and co-worker, Diana (Molly Ritter), who holds a secular view on homosexuality. Overall, the plot is simple and enjoyable, with some plot twists and several intense scenes, such as a convenience store robbery and a hitchhiker breaking into Diana’s car, to keep you invested in the story throughout its 55-minute runtime.
However, this is not a movie to watch for its plot, but rather for its message: that each of us will have to respond to homosexuality. While the film can’t be called instructional, there are several scenes in the film where Peter interacts with homosexual characters in a positive, biblical way. There are also two occasions where Ray Comfort interviews people on the streets, and these are integrated into the story when Peter and Diana watch his videos.
The question most people are going to ask is, “Can I show this film to non-Christians and homosexuals?” I definitely recommend it. “Audacity” is positive in its depiction of its homosexual characters, and it challenges some common objections like “Homosexuals are born that way” and “The word ‘Homosexual’ is a recent addition to the Bible.” One big theme throughout the film is that Christians who speak up about homosexuality aren’t trying to spread hate or hurt someone, but are doing whatever they can to warn people of the wrath to come. “Audacity” does include a very short gospel message, but it isn’t the film’s focus.
All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the topic or has enjoyed Living Water’s previous films.
Visit the movie’s official site to view the movie trailer, buy the DVD, and obtain resource materials to accompany the movie—screening guide, AUDACITY: 4-Session Video Study, the AUDACITY novel, posters, tracts, etc.
Violence: Mild / Profanity: None / Sex/Nudity: None
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.