Detroit Film Theatre


FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO

Thursday, January 17, 2008

7:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
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(USA/2007) Directed by Daniel Karslake)

Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? 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. It also demonstrates with exceptional insight just how matters of faith can be easily co-opted by politics. Described by Variety’s Justin Chang as “heartfelt and provocative…moving and rewardingly intimate,” For the Bible Tells me So was winner of the Audience award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. (99 min.) Thu. at 7:00; Fri. and Sat. at 9:30

“Powerful… a brave and noble effort to heal a gaping wound in our society.” -Andrew O’ Hehir, Salon.com

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