For the Bible Tells Me So
First Run Features • 1h 39m
Directed by Daniel Karslake • Documentary • With Eugene Robinson, Imogene Robinson, Brenda Poteat, Tonia Poteat, Randi Reitan, Jake Reitan, Richard Gephardt, Chrissy Gephardt, Mary Lou Wallner • 2007 • 96 minutes
Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award-winning documentary, which brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible.
Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American families – including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson – we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member.
Offering healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity, this landmark film “boldly takes on a loaded topic and examines it both intellectually and emotionally; the result may well leave you blinking away a few tears” (Seattle Times).
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