Through My Eyes
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Every Christian should see through their eyes.
The church is at war over homosexuality. Will our youth be the casualties?
Through My Eyes provides an unflinchingly honest look at the role of today's young Christians in the gay debate: what they really think, how they perceive the church, and what they wish other Christians knew.
Over two dozen young Christians agreed to share their private feelings, struggles, and experiences on camera. All of them have a personal stake in the debate. And all of them hoped that their stories might make a difference.
Created for Christians by Christians, Through My Eyes tackles one of the most controversial topics today with compassion and sensitivity, shining new light on the debate for people on both sides. It's unlike anything you've seen before.
It's a powerful, eye-opening experience you won't soon forget.
Also includes booklet, 4 simple ways to change someone's life, and a special on-disc "discussion version" for classes and groups.
Top Customer Reviews
Not just a message for Christian communities who want to understand more of what it means to be Christian and gay, "Through My Eyes" is a testimony of the lives that Christ has changed through His love. This video will enhance every church's library as it provides fruit for discussion among Sunday school classes, youth and adult ministries, and other groups searching for what it means to love without condition.
As a Christian who has struggled with being gay my entire life, this video has provided me with the voice(s) to share my faith with friends and family. Like these ladies and gentlemen in the video, I didn't know how to reconcile being Christian and gay--mainly because I thought I was the only one. I felt that I had to fix who I was by continually praying for God to change me. I no longer feel that there is something that needs to be "fixed" because I now know nothing was broken in the first place; I was created in a manner exactly as God intended me to be. I now realize that I'm not alone: that there are others who are gay and have committed their lives to following the voice of the Good Shepherd by living out His message in our daily lives.
For Christians who are really interested in understanding what it's like to be a Christian (coming from a Christian home, growing up in church and all that) and realizing that you're gay, this is for you.
Through My Eyes
Some of the experiences are difficult to watch; the stories are often told with a matter-of-fact style that upon reflection stir the viewer first with understanding and then oftentimes with the ramifications of what some of the featured individuals share. One of the most heart-breaking being one of the women interviewed sharing how when she was 8 her Sunday School teacher made a comment about a lesbian couple she saw as a group of young students went on a field trip. Now an adult, the interviewed individual reflects on the fact that incident was the one and only thing she retained from that Sunday School teacher.
Others, whether in a ministry-capacity in a church, people from urban and rural areas, whose faith influenced the path of their lives share similar stories of the self-hate, depression, long nights of secret tears, discouragement, rejection but also the beauty of reconciling oneself and the joy of forgiveness, a work in progress for anyone.
The broad spectrum of personalities in the documentary negate an easy assumption culture can have of creating a singular "type" of what it means to be gay or lesbian, the diversity of the gay (and Christian) community; of the glbt community as a whole.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't know other gay people go through what I did till I saw this video. This video does an excellent job explaining what it means to be gay.Published 18 months ago by Thomas Wade
The pain needlessly inflicted on young gay persons, sometimes by their own families, and almost always by their "Cheristian" church communities brought me to tears.Published 18 months ago by William J. Sauber
This documentary was extremely interesting. I would refer it to some of my acquaintances.Published 19 months ago by Ken Rushing
I chose only 3 stars in this rating as I felt this documentary didn't cover the whole story. I appreciated so much that it was done without fanfare, in that it was done with a... Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Chris Seguin
If any one experience could touch the heart and open the mind of judgmental , fearful, "religious" folks in my church, I thought watching this video could do it. Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by Michael Johnston
It brought tears to my eyes hearing how hard it was for these young people to not only come out but also to deal with the lack of support of their churches. Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by yvonne Turner
This really makes you think. No matter what your opinions or thoughts are about homosexuality, you can't help but listen to these young people and understand how hard it is to be... Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by RSJ
I have watched this documentary over and over. It is marvelous as a tool to educate churches of any kind. The young people go to my heart.Published on March 22, 2013 by C. Higgins
through my eyes is a must see for everyone!........its wonderful to hear and see the testimonies of gay christian sisters and brothers............Published on February 2, 2013 by boonestark