WORLD: Another of the more controversial elements of the show was the choice to make the Jack/Jonathan character gay. Can you talk a little bit about what led you to that decision and what you think it brings to the show?
GREEN: I don't think it is controversial. The goal of the show was to take the story of David and make it contemporary. So I wanted anything that exists in our world to exist in the world of Kings. And people of all sorts exist in our world, and they make for a good story.
WORLD: Fair enough, but how do you think the Christian community will respond to that interpretation of Jonathan?
GREEN: That depends on how you define Christian community. Most of them we have heard from so far have been extremely positive about it. But I know that there are some people who think that any representation of any gay character on any network or cable show is wrong. And anyone who thinks that a gay character is not welcome on television is perfectly welcome not to watch my show.
Above excerpt taken from a World Magazine article where they interviewed the producer of the upcoming NBC series called Kings.
As far as answering the question of making Jack/Jonathan gay by switching and saying "But I know that there are some people who think that nay reprersentation of any gay character on any network or cable show is wrong" ... is nothing but a dodge and an example of the fallacy of accident or universal generalization.
For those who are tempted to point out he stated "Most of them we have heard from so far have been extremely positive about it"; let me point out what the producer did not address was evidence to support the suggestion that the Bible sought to portray Jonathan as gay.
I wonder if by stating "I don't think it's controversial" the producer is as naive as he tries to come across or whether he's simply trying to tell us how to think.