Wednesday, January 30, 2008

For the Bible Tells Me So

On Sunday at church, it was called to my attention that the new documentary, "For the Bible Tells Me So" is in Chicago through Thursday (tomorrow). In short, the film addresses the issue of homosexuality in the church through encounters with Christian families who had someone "come out."
The Bible tells us many things, most of which are up for interpretation. While some claim the Bible prohibits same-sex relationships, others see Christianity and homosexuality as wholly compatible. For the Bible Tells Me So steps into this debate by documenting Christian families with gay children. Probing the tension between the church and homosexuality, the film asks if homophobia really makes sense from a Christian perspective. Five Christian couples with a gay son or daughter feature prominently in the film, including former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson. -Emily Withrow (courtesy
I have heard great reviews on this film, so tomorrow night, a group of us will be heading into the city to see it. It is playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center (on State Street in the loop) at 6 and 8 pm... we will be attending the 8pm showing. All are welcome. If you are interested in joining us, or if you would like more information, feel free to contact me! Or I'll see you there. Either way, I hope if this film comes to your city, you will make time to go out of your way to see it. Reviews have promised you will not be disappointed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful to read that a group from your church is going to see the documentary. We are one of the families in the film and have attended many screenings with Q&A sessions. This film touches people deeply and it moves them along on the issues. We hope many churches use it in their discussions surrounding an issue facing all denominations. Randi Reitan