Tuesday, November 6, 2007

For The Bible Tells Me So

I just learned about this new movie by Writer-director-producer Daniel Karslake called "For The Bible Tells Me So". It is currently making the rounds in select cities and I encourage everyone that is interested in such themes to go check it out. Although I think it's target audience is really the mainstream, Christian fundamentalists or those that are still sitting on the fence.

This film has already won several awards at various film festivals. And based on some of the reviews I've read for the film so far, it promises to be an excellent film to open the dialog among those that fail to take into account the social and economic environment and the time period from which the modern bible was written.

Here's a link to a list of all cities where this movie is currently screening:

The main website for this movie is here:

Watch the trailer for this film here:

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?

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival, Dan Karslake's provocative, entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a significant (and often malicious) misinterpretation of the Bible. As the film notes, most Christians live their lives today without feeling obliged to kill anyone who works on the Sabbath or eats shrimp (as a literal reading of scripture dictates).

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian 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.