"But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you…" – Jesus of Nazareth
Saw For the Bible Tells Me So last night. Quick synopsis for those who don’t know – or don’t want to click over to see the trailer linked. From the films website:
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
Granted, I guess I am not really the target audience. Kinda preaching to the choir with me. Still, I am glad I saw it, and wish that I had not read so many comments on you tube. Sheesh people can be so mean when commenting. What is that about?
Still feelin’ kinda funky, but I am resting, going to the gym, and just trying to let love seep in through all of my cracks and broken parts.