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    For the Bible Tells Me So

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    Released

    2007

    Runtime

    99

    For the Bible Tells Me So

    What's it About

    Five families, each including a gay or lesbian child, discuss their religious convictions about homosexuality and the Bible. Tonia Poteat’s parents still struggle to accept her lifestyle. Gene Robinson left his marriage after years of denial about his sexuality and became the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay Bishop. Former Presidential candidate Richard Gephardt discusses his perspective on his lesbian daughter. Religious scholars parse the historical and ontological significance of certain passages in the Bible.

    Why we love it

    Director Karslake (a former PBS producer) broaches a divisive and sensitive issue with clear-eyed compassion in this important documentary. Debunking the commonly held interpretation of the word “abomination”, his erudite and eloquent participants (including Archbishop Tutu) decry “bible literalists” who cite scripture for political gain. Most touching is a mother whose daughter committed suicide after being disowned for her sexual preference. The film’s message is simple; love one another despite our differences. It’s wonderful to see how most of these parents move from fear, confusion and (sometimes) bigotry, to understanding and acceptance.

    Five families, each including a gay or lesbian child, discuss their religious convictions about homosexuality and the Bible. Tonia Poteat’s parents still struggle to accept her lifestyle. Gene Robinson left his marriage after years of denial about his sexuality and became the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay Bishop. Former Presidential candidate Richard Gephardt discusses his perspective on his lesbian daughter. Religious scholars parse the historical and ontological significance of certain passages in the Bible.

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