But maybe you just want the bullet points. If so, you can read about this young star's comments online at Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Fox News, Rolling Stone, and TMZ's Celebrity Gossip. If it's all the same to you, I know when I want the straight-dope [i.e. facts, for those thinking I just gave a drug reference], I go to gossip kings like TMZ. They will certainly give you the facts as their subjective reporters see them!
Apparently, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Angus attends is distancing itself from Angus' comments, but accepting the young man himself with open arms. Jones' family has fears that he has joined a cult. Some have rightly felt ill at ease with the high profile nature of Jones speaking more about the benefits for the Adventist Church than about his fledgling faith. Regardless of what one thinks of the 7thDA faith, the issue brought to the foreground is the intersection of Jesus/God and Popular Culture [close up shot on Angus, pan left to cross and God's word]. Does such an intersection exist in the highways and byways of the City of Angels? Looks like there is no shortage of people willing to capitalize on this decision to castigate Christianity and/or play both sides.
I, for one, am impressed by him thus far, and by his commitment to his new-found faith. At 19, I was beginning my turn away from the Lord. I had spent the earlier years, thankfully, building up a foundation of biblical belief that I later returned to and deepened. My prayer is that Angus will continue to deepen in his faith and trust in the Christ who died for Him and the same Jesus who lived so we, too, could live.
Through the ups and downs of faith and belief, Angus T. Jones, go with God and God will go with you.