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Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle Interntional 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 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 kil anyone who works on the Sabbath or eats shrimp.
Through the experience 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. With commentary 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.
For the Bible Tells Me So is a compassionate and insightful documentary about the contemporary face of an old conflict between Christian fundamentalists and gay and lesbian people. The film looks deep into the hearts of several families--a few of them quite famous--that have struggled with making sense of having a homosexual son or daughter in the fold. At the same time, For the Bible Tells Me So is a deconstruction of thin arguments that the Bible actually condemns homosexuality in a few passages and through the story of Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction. A number of clerics and scholars explain the cultural and historical context for Old Testament quotes routinely referenced as arguments against homosexuality, and point out translation confusion about the real meaning of the Sodom story. Unquestionably, the most compelling part of the film is its focus on various families, including that of former U.S. presidential candidate Dick Gephardt, who has a lesbian daughter for whose safety he worries. Also among the interviewees is Gene Robinson, a gay man who became bishop of New Hampshires Episcopal church in 2004, and his parents, as well as a gay teen whose folks joined him on the front line in protest of their churchs negative stance on gays. Not every story is affirmative: there are tragedies within these tales, too, as well as an indictment of so-called cures that supposedly banish the gay drive from homosexual men and women. --Tom Keogh
An awsome DVD, to hopefully open the eyes and minds, even a little to the closed minded so called Christian Right. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Master.Morgan
Perfect documentary for those who are conflicted with the same sex issuesPublished 1 month ago by Suzan B.
This is a very important video. Every parent should watch it.Published 3 months ago by Betty Murphy
More from a biographic perspective, examining the lives and development of families of homosexual children within Christian churches. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Opened my eyes to the manipulative process in American politics.Published 4 months ago by Coastie101
This movie contains outdated science and lies about the Bible. (I'm sure the producers of the film didn't know they were being lied to by the men they were interviewing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Homosexuality is a very hot issue in our day and so I feel that it is especially beneficial for parents/family/friends to see how others have handled this issue. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert L Albin
great thought provoking movie on the topic of homosexuality and the christian church.Published 7 months ago by joyjoy
I bought this to replace another copy which I loaned out to someone. She can't remember my doing that! I NEEDED a copy for myself!Published 7 months ago by Doris E. Cowan
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How do we even know that homosexuality is even a sin. I mean God didn't even write the bible man did. Why would God punish his children for love? Let me ask all this to all the people against homosexuality: Would God accept a gay person who has saved numerous lives or save a straight person... Read More
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