Sunday, September 21, 2008

For The Bible Tells Me So

I woke this morning thinking about penknife's post about Obama and McCain and LGBT families (see last post for link) and a movie I saw last year and again this year at the Chautauqua Institution. It is called For The Bible Tells Me So and was done by Dan Karslake, a fellow Chautauquan. From the film website, here is a synopsis:

Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate?

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

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