Last night Greg and I stopped by our neighborhood Blockbuster to find some flicks to watch this weekend. We came across an interesting title along the new release wall, For the Bible Tells Me So. Here's the description of the documentary:
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
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).
It was an amazing film that had both of us in tears by the time that the credits began to roll. It was so interesting to hear from actual biblical scholars and their interpretations of the several biblical passages that are used against homosexuals. This is a film that I want to share with others that are struggling to
reconcile their religious beliefs and accepting the gays in their lives. Personally, I've been searching for a spiritual home since coming out. This film gives me a great deal of hope that there are churches out there that would welcome me. As a child I went to our church nearly every Sunday. It would be good to have that in my life again.