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Monday, October 8, 2007

Movie to See

Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate?

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival, Dan Karslake's provocative, entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a significant (and often malicious) misinterpretation of the Bible. As the film notes, most Christians live their lives today without feeling obliged to kill anyone who works on the Sabbath or eats shrimp (as a literal reading of scripture dictates).

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

Maybe I'll go today


Anonymous said...

Sweet! I hope it comes to the Midwest! Similarly, I hope the new play Seven Passages spreads beyond West Michigan--and soon! This very area is somehow fundamental to my call to religious life! :)

Jan said...

Thanks for the info. I'll look for it.

Sandy, csj said...


If you get yourself over to Detroit this Sunday, you can see it here as part of the Michigan Reel Pride film festival.

Counselor in Process said...

Hey, Sandy, I want to come too. Where's Detroit?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha!... Detroit, MICHIGAN. I was going to go see it in Lansing on Saturday evening, but alas, I opted for laziness instead. Hurrumph.