On October 8th, Lighthouse Trails posted the following comment when introducing Greg Reid’s new booklet Butterfly Illusions:
Roma Downey, who has never renounced her extensive New Age involvement, is now firmly entrenched and aligned with contemporary Christian leadership. Because Christian leaders and day-to-day believers have given Roma Downey a get-out-of-the-new-age free pass, Lighthouse Trails is releasing a second Roma Downey booklet today. This booklet emphasizes the danger of Downey’s most recent book, Box of Butterflies, which has been incrementally and dangerously endorsed by a wide variety of Christian leaders (listed in the booklet). In addition, a number of Christian leaders such as Rick Warren, Greg Laurie, and John MacArthur will be speaking at an event in 2019 called Proclaim 19, and Roma Downey is also one of the speakers. While some say this is no problem for this mixture of speakers at a Christian event and is only a faulty premise of guilt by association, we believe such actions by Christian leaders only give the New Age/New Spirituality further admittance into the church. Of course, many disagree with our calling out and challenging Christian leaders on such matters.
On October 19th, our editors noticed that Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett’s names were no longer listed on the Proclaim 19 website as speakers for Proclaim 19. On October 22, Lighthouse Trails editors made a call to the Washington, DC office of NRB (the organizers of Proclaim 19) and asked whether Roma Downey’s name had just been removed from the speakers list or was she actually no longer going to be speaking at the event. A man named Chuck told us that “it has not yet been decided” but then said we needed to speak with James Smith, Vice President of Communications for NRB. Mr. Smith was not available, however, thus we left a phone message. As of the writing of this post, we have not heard back.
Speakers still listed for the Proclaim 19 convention include: Greg Laurie, John MacArthur, Charles Stanley, and Rick and Kay Warren.