FamilyTue Nov 27, 2012 - 8:45 pm EST
Charlie Sheen, producer slam ‘Two-and-a-Half Men’ star for Christian conversion remarks
HOLLYWOOD, November 27, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – They may be known for creating a comedy, but the producer and former star of Two and a Half Men have shown no sense of humor about the sitcom star Angus T. Jones’ conversion to Christianity.
Producer Chuck Lorre implied the star is a captive of darkness, anger, and fear. And longtime star Charlie Sheen compared Jones’ comments to a mass cult suicide.
Jones, a maturing child actor, recently converted to Christianity, called the show “filth,” and encouraged its viewers to stop tuning in.
Lorre posts a vanity card after each episode. “We are all God in drag,” he wrote, a phrase he apparently borrowed from New Age guru Deepak Chopra.
“It is entirely our choice as to what kind of world we live in,” Lorre wrote in a message that aired on Monday. “With a simple decision, we can suffer in the darkness or play in the light. We can be angry, frightened and enslaved, or loving, joyous and free. I know. It’s a toughie.”
Sheen, too, intimated that Jones, who played his nephew Jake on the show, had lost his bearings.
“With Angus’ Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed,” Sheen told People magazine.
The Hale-Bopp comment refers to the Heaven’s Gate cult, which committed mass suicide in 1997.
The man at the center of the young star’s conversion rebuffed the notion that Jones had been brainwashed.
Christopher Hudson of the Forerunner Chronicles, a Seventh Day Adventist ministry with a strong end-times emphasis, said Jones’ intelligence drove his conversion process.
“He is a thinker,” Hudson said. “He is not the mirror of other men’s thoughts.”
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Angus’ war of words on the show are neither the sitcom’s first nor most extreme.
Sheen and Lorre had their own battle of words a few years ago, when the actor’s personal demons – including drug abuse and maintaining a harem of porn stars – bled over into his professional life. Sheen sued Lorre.
Lorre struck out at Sheen with vanity cards before firing him and replacing him with Ashton Kutcher.
Jones has said he does not wish to remain on the program, which glorifies hedonistic sex. His future remains unclear.
Lorre, who was born Charles Levine, was married to a Playboy playmate for ten years.
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