One of the most popular Christian TV shows, “The Chosen,” had an LGBT-themed Pride flag featured on set, sparking calls for a boycott.
TPUSA Faith contributor Jon Root asked the official Twitter account Monday why a Pride flag was seen waving on set for the Season 4 promo released this week.
“Can you explain why there’s a Pride flag on set?” Root asked.
“The Chosen” account defended the controversial flag being on set.
“Just like with our hundreds of cast and crew who have different beliefs (or no belief at all) than we do, we will work with anyone on our show who helps us portray or honor the authentic Jesus,” it wrote. “We ask that audiences let the show speak for itself and focus on the message, not the messenger, because we’ll always let you down.”
Root called on Christians to boycott the show.
“The Chosen” “is unapologetically promoting Pride,” Root tweeted. “Christians, avoid this show & keep them in your prayers.”
The blog Protestia said the flag and vest with a rainbow-colored patch belong to crewmember Daniel Fritz, who is an openly gay Steadicam operator.
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“While they can’t fire Fritz from the set for being gay, they could ask that he no longer adorns himself or the set with the gay flag, as flying a flag advertising who one prefers to have sexual relations with is not a protected activity,” the blog wrote.
“This person didn’t just bring a pride flag to the set of The Chosen, they are wearing pride shirts and using their employment to endorse pride,” a user tweeted. “Though I can’t tell if he has ever dressed in drag on the set of the chosen, he has dressed in drag for other jobs.”
Others on social media agreed with Root.
“I’m done with them that’s for sure,” one person wrote.
“Thanks for that, won’t watch another episode,” another added.