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.
The trailer for this film is available here.