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 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.
Through the experience 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. With commentary 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
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Some comments by Amazon customers:
Absolutely wonderful film. After spending years researching this topic much
of information in the film was not new to me. However, this was best
discussion on the subject I have come across. The sad truth is, most people
just don't want to take the time to wade through information on the subject
to intelligently discuss homosexuality as it relates to the bible. This film
takes the effort out of researching and provides and excellent background
for anyone who has ever wanted to challenge the notion that the bible condemns homosexuality.
"Anon:" I had the privilege of seeing this film in a church near
the hometown of director Daniel Karslake and he was there for Q & A
afterwards. First we had the emotionally moving experience of seeing his
masterpiece, then he spoke. He worked hard to get other fundamentalists to
contribute. At first some agreed, only to change their minds as they heard
more about the film. It is sad that some Christians are afraid to examine
their beliefs in this way. This is a film about confusion and fear
transforming into love and I was urging folks to see it even before it went
on sale. You will never hear the word abomination in the same way again!
Douglas D. Wood: I LIKE what this documentary says. I LIKE it - because I agree with it. I agree that
fundamentalist Christianity (yes, I AM Christian!) has misinterpreted the Bible about homosexuality.
However, this documentary is one-sided. The fundamentalist view is presented
in a negative light - and is ALWAYS refuted. In my training in debate -
that's not fair. EVERYONE gets a rebuttal. Unfortunately, I find no
documentary that rebuts these claims. What would I show to present a
Actors: Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
retired primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa,
Albert Schwei, Imogene and Victor Robinson,
parents of Gene Robinson, and Isabella "Boo" McDaniel.
Director: Daniel Karslake, producer of the PBS news and public
affairs series In The Life.
Format: Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: First Run Features
DVD Release Date: 2008-FEB-19
Run Time: 99 minutes
Average Customer Review: 5 stars out of 5! (Of 18 reviewers, 15 rated
it at 5 stars and 3 rated it 4 stars)
Amazon.com Sales Rank:
# 556 in Movies & TV.
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