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For The Bible Tells Me So

Not All HomophobesCan the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating homosexuals and Christianity too wide to cross? How can the Bible be used to justify hate? These are the questions at the heart of Daniel Karslake’s 2007 movie FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.

This provocative, entertaining film concisely reconciles homosexuality and a literal interpretation of Biblical scripture.

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 people of faith handle, or sometimes tragically fail to handle, 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.

The movie is available on Netflix. A Study Guide is available online.

2 Responses to For The Bible Tells Me So

  1. Steve Kindle

    February 18, 2014 at

    You may be interested in knowing that this documentary is based on a seminar I do. I have a small part in it discussing Leviticus. I mention this because I now live in the Redding area (Lake Shasta City) and would love to talk to groups about the film, its back story, and its reception around the world. I also published a book in 2013 called Marriage Equality: Why it is good for the church and the nation.

  2. Guest

    February 18, 2014 at

    Rev. Kindle can be reached at info@clergyunited.org

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