Charismatic Pastor: I Care About Ellen Degeneres and Anderson Cooper

Larry Tomczak's commentary on these shows landed him in hot water in Hollywood, but he isn't backing down.
Larry Tomczak's commentary on these shows landed him in hot water in Hollywood, but he isn't backing down. (Courtesy/CBN)

Christian author and columnist Larry Tomczak is on the hot seat for a recent column he wrote on Hollywood and homosexuality.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and television journalist Anderson Cooper have sounded off on the best-selling author's article.

In a recent interview with CBN News at his Nashville home, Tomczak said, "I write every week commentaries for three news services and recently I wrote on what I call the avalanche of gay propaganda in the media that is affecting our culture."

In his January editorial, Tomczak focused on Hollywood's increasing images of homosexuality in popular shows like Modern Family, Empire and Glee and their impact on young audiences.

He mentioned both Cooper and DeGeneres at various points in the piece.

"I wrote the commentary just to educate and raise awareness all over America, and it was on three news sites and then I awoke one day, literally, and I found out that Ellen DeGeneres, who has an award-winning talk show, was addressing me," Tomczak said.

He's now written open letters to DeGeneres and Cooper and recorded his message in separate videos.

"I care about Ellen and so what I did was I gave an open letter response to her to just try to clarify and correct some things, and also to appeal to her to let's have a conversation about this in a civil way," Tomczak told CBN News.

As for Cooper, Tomczak said, "I care about him. I respect him. I admire him as a broadcast journalist. But we want to be accurate in what we say."

The column has drawn more attention than the Tennessee minister expected, but he's not shying away from the conversation.

"What I would like to see come out of this is more people come to, first of all, a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ, and then an understanding that the Bible is not just a book of do's and don'ts," he explained.

"But it is divine revelation to help us fulfill our destiny, honor God and be successful in every sphere of life," he said.

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