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This genre-bending, intellectually condensed, power-packed analysis of the homophobic religious arguments is a mixture of animation, LGBTQ community interviews and expert analysis from theologians across the country. With the help of a cartoon narrator, animated recollections of Bible passages and witty illustrations, FISH OUT OF WATER makes this polarizing subject accessible and non-threatening. Golden-Globe nominated composer Kaki King (Into the Wild) delivers an original score that flows effortlessly through the film's diverse elements.
Covering over twenty states and capturing the gay community's devastation immediately after the 2008 vote on Proposition 8, FISH OUT OF WATER presents the hyper-relevance of this old issue with concern and creativity.
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For anyone involved in politics, For anyone involved with the youth, For anyone who knows a gay person, for anyone who knows a religious person, for anyone who has struggled with their stance on homosexuality or on faith - this is a MUST SEE movie. I think every church and temple and school in America should include this movie in their curriculum. This movie and it's director have given our community a gift of hope, and easy education in this film.
Lastly, you will leave this movie with a sense of uplifted spirit, hope and joy. Fish out of Water was crafted with love, concern and compassion!
Enjoy and pass it along to those who need it!
I spent all but my senior year of highschool attending private, Christian schools and ultra-conservative churches. I was told for the first 17 years of my life that what I WAS was a choice - a sinful, hellbound choice. I of course knew that those words were lies, but at the most vulnerable time of my life, being constantly bullied by adults, teachers, and preachers had a profoundly harmful impact on my life. Thankfully I had just enough positive things in my life to keep me going, and I'm now a strong, proud man that looks back on my past with confusion. How could so many people who allegedly dedicated their lives to being GOOD, be so terribly hateful? Are they just as confused as I am, albeit in an entirely different way?
This film helped answer a lot of my questions. It also reminded me that pastors are simply employees of their congregations, and that pastors will say anything that their church wants to hear. When you've got bad seeds -- hateful bigots -- in a church, that hatred can spread like wildfire, and before you know it the pastor is preaching "sermons" about the sins of homosexuality simply because their sheep are riled up and need some confirmation to help them sleep at night.
That doesn't mean there aren't good pastors -- watch this film and you'll meet a few excellent ones -- but it does mean that most of what happens in church is not god's word. Far from it.Read more ›
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It is very good for a basic concept! When you or your child first come out this is excellent!Published 1 month ago by sportsmom
A must see for everyone I think. If you think you know what the bible says and what it means concerning homosexuality, think again, or at least be open to another viewpoint. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sam
Love this documentary. It really explains all versus in the bible that even remotely refer to homosexuality.Published 1 month ago by Kelly Lincoln
Incredibly poor and biased interpretation of relevant Biblical passages about homosexuality. The ridiculous claim of fundamentalists picking and choosing the portions of the law to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by First Peter
Highly recommend for anyone dealing with their sexuality and faith.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Bravo Bravo! Wonderful documentary! I enjoyed the indepth interpretations of the scriptures most "thumpers" use to degrade the lgbt community.Published 2 months ago by Brittany Ferrell
Very easy to understand. I was a little concerned because it said it used cartoons but it only uses them to introduce topics. There are plenty of real people in it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Busy reader