‘For The Bible Tells Me So’

From the official website for the documentary titled For The Bible Tells Me So:

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.

I’ve asked my local theater to add a screening of this documentary and I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

2 thoughts on “‘For The Bible Tells Me So’”

  1. You’re on a tear, Brian! So many posts and all of them fabulous! Thanks for bringing this documentary to our attention. I’ve already put in a “Save” for it on Netflix.

    It never ceases to amaze me how little we understand the ONE commandment: love. That legalistic approach that was so confounding to Jesus in his time is still (sadly) pervasive today. You’d think after 2,000 years we’d have inched a little further than we have.

    Again and again you challenge us to be bigger in our thinking and our loving than we currently are. Kudos to you, Brian! Keep it up! You’re a God-send.

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