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Former 'Two and a Half Men' actor talks about faith and leaving the show

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 10:03 a.m. MDT

Actor Angus T. Jones arrives at the Paleyfest panel discussion of the television series Actor Angus T. Jones arrives at the Paleyfest panel discussion of the television series "Two and a Half Men" on March 12, 2012. (Dan Steinberg, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Angus T. Jones, the actor most known for his time on the TV show "Two and a Half Men," opened up to Houston-based KHOU this past weekend about his faith and life after leaving the show.

Jones gained attention in 2012 for his values when he spoke out against "Two and a Half Men" in a YouTube video from The Forerunner Chronicles, a Christian-based website.

In the interview with KHOU, Jones admitted feeling guilty for criticizing creator Chuck Lorre, although he stands by the sentiment behind his statement.

“That’s like his baby and I just totally insulted his baby and to that degree I am apologetic, but otherwise I don’t regret saying what I said,” said Jones.

Since his original 2012 statement, Jones has left the show. He now spends his time going to school in Colorado and visiting different churches to speak about his faith. Jones was speaking at World Harvest Outreach, a Seventh-day Adventist church in Houston, when KHOU interviewed him. In the interview, Jones spoke about how his time at "Two and a Half Men" conflicted with his beliefs.

Angus T. Jones poses with Christian author and speaker Jeremy Anderson. Both spoke at the World Harvest Outreach worship on March 15, 2014. (Facebook) Angus T. Jones poses with Christian author and speaker Jeremy Anderson. Both spoke at the World Harvest Outreach worship on March 15, 2014. (Facebook)

“It was difficult for me to be on the show and be part of something that was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people,” Jones said. “I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it and I was still doing it.”

Jones also shared that he is now focusing on how faith can help and heal his life.

“I really want to come into the light because I know that is where the healing is, and I’ve seen God do amazing things,” he said.

Alison Moore is a writer for the Faith and Family sections at DeseretNews.com. She is studying journalism and editing at Brigham Young University. EMAIL: amoore@deseretdigital.com

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