Tuesday, December 13, 2011

For the Bible Told Me So

I just watched a fabulous documentary called For the Bible Told Me So. I got it on Netflix. You can see it at itunes.com and at topdocumentaryfilms.com

This is a MUST see film.

For the Bible Tells Me SoWe meet five Christian families, each with a gay or lesbian child. Parents talk about their marriages and church-going, their children’s childhood and coming out, their reactions, and changes over time.
The stories told by these nine parents and four adult children alternate with talking heads – Protestant and Jewish theologians – and with film clips of fundamentalist preachers and pundits and news clips of people in the street.
They discuss scripture and biblical scholarship. A thesis of the film is that much of Christianity’s homophobia represents a misreading of scripture, a denial of science, and an embrace of quack psychology. The families call for love.

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