Why would Christians cast a gay activist in a much-loved missionary story? That question has been asked again and again in the debate over whether or not to see "The End of the Spear". The Pyromaniacs Team Blog has an interesting article on this very question.
However, that article goes even further and delves into the problems encountered when Christians justify their actions and decisions by, "God told me personally" rather than by the written Word of God.
Update: Barbara Curtis also has an excellent perspective, plus she quotes from an email she received from Ginny Saint, Steve Saint's wife. Read it here.