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For the Bible Tells Me Sois a compassionate and insightful documentary about the contemporary face of an old conflict between Christian fundamentalists and gay and lesbian people. The film looks deep into the hearts of several families--a few of them quite famous--that have struggled with making sense of having a homosexual son or daughter in the fold. At the same time,For the Bible Tells Me Sois a deconstruction of thin arguments that the Bible actually condemns homosexuality in a few passages and through the story of Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction. A number of clerics and scholars explain the cultural and historical context for Old Testament quotes routinely referenced as arguments against homosexuality, and point out translation confusion about the real meaning of the Sodom story. Unquestionably, the most compelling part of the film is its focus on various families, including that of former U.S. presidential candidate Dick Gephardt, who has a lesbian daughter for whose safety he worries. Also among the interviewees is Gene Robinson, a gay man who became bishop of New Hampshire’s Episcopal church in 2004, and his parents, as well as a gay teen whose folks joined him on the front line in protest of their church’s negative stance on gays. Not every story is affirmative: there are tragedies within these tales, too, as well as an indictment of so-called cures that supposedly banish the gay drive from homosexual men and women.--Tom Keogh
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review by . October 13, 2010
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I think I have always avoided doing what I’m doing now. I’m reviewing a documentary I just watched. I know I have started some immediately following but have always stepped back and started again.      Daniel Karslake directed For the Bible Tells Me So. Before I summarize and go through the normal process I need to say a couple of things. First, the documentary is not balanced and it does not pretend to be. Second, I am just finished with one set of tears and will …
review by . December 26, 2007
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"For the Bible Tells Me So"    A Must See    Amos Lassen    "For the Bible Tells Me So" is one of the most heralded gay-themed films to come along in a very long time and it is already off to quite an auspicious start. The film has been collecting awards everywhere and was screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2007.   The religious right has been telling gay men that we are an abomination as is the love we feel …
For The Bible Tells Me So (2007)
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