For The Bible Tells Me So

I went to see this tonight after church, was pretty powerful and emotional but if you havn’t seen it and get a chance go see it.

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. 

We went and saw this film today after church at the Hypodrome Cinema in Gainesville after Church today, it was a powerful compelling, thought provoking picture of a quiet challenge rising within America’s churche’s, it boldly takes on a loaded topic of Christianity and Homosexuality, and I think examines it both emotionally and intellectually.  It shows compassion to all sides, it doesn’t villify those who villify gays.  If you get a chance to see it see it. 


~ by deveil on JanuaryUTCb000000pmSun, 27 Jan 2008 21:49:29 +000008 19, 2007.

4 Responses to “For The Bible Tells Me So”

  1. You know, it was showing at one of our alternative theaters here a while back and I really wanted togo. Our church is showing it this coming Wednesday night….after our city-wide civil unions rally in downtown Portland.

  2. I will look for it. It sounds like something I would want to recommend to many others.

  3. i think i will skip it.
    my experience is people are fixed on thie topic and no amount of logic or argument will convert one camp to the other. people believe what they want to believe.

  4. People do believe what they believe, the movie even shows that, the main surprise for me in the movie was the compassion shown towards everyone, on all sides of the debate. It doesn’t villify either side. I think I enjoyed it so much because it was about families and compassion of love between two people of the same sex. The first few minutes of that clip kind of piss you off, it just shows how stupid some folks can be, but the main part of the film dealt with about five different families and how each family has dealt with it in their own families. I left it feeling good about being gay, anything that does that for me is always a plus, but I understand you feeling that no matter what people are going to believe what they are going to believe. Some of us are lucky enough to have wonderful supportive families, and some others are not. It really spoke to me.

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