Overall Rank: 3052
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 18
Theatrical Release Date: 10/05/2007
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/19/2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Daniel G. Karslake
Actors: Daniel G. Karslake, Chrissy Gephardt, Mary Lou Wallner, Tonia Poteat, Richard Gephardt, Desmond Tutu
Plot: This documentary explores the complicated intersection of homosexuality and the Bible. It tackles the often-misinterpreted biblical verses that seem to condemn homosexuality and sheds light on some ways people have reconciled their sexuality and their faith. Includes dynamic interviews with four very different families, each of whom had their faith tested when they learned one of their children was gay, and shows how differently each of their stories turned out -- in ways that may surprise you.
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Andrew - wrote on 08/02/2012
Tackling the debate between liberal and conservative Christians, For the Bible Tells Me So is a critical look at the long held belief that the bible condemns homosexual activity. All of the usual readings (Leviticus, Genesis, etc.) are cited by conservative Protestants and Catholics as proof for this claim. However, the truth begins to unravel when several liberal Christians make reference to the time in which the bible was written, mentioning that Jesus himself was silent about homosexuality, and that to interpret Leviticus literally would be fool hardy as it prohibits the eating of shellfish, as well as allowing women to be sold into slavery. Furthermore, the bible has been used to justify the oppression of just about every minority group on the planet.
Of course this film is …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 04/16/2008
This film almost made me cry multiple times because there were elements here that were all too familiar before I came out: the feelings of sadness, anger, regret, loneliness, fear, and most of all, unconditional love and acceptance. One of the many factors I love about this film is that it manages to analyze those certain (questionable) passages from the Bible regarding homosexuality, not saying that the Bible is bad or evil, but how people use it as a weapon in order to justify their own prejudice and hatred of various types of people, specifically homosexuals. I like that those excerpts were taken from historical and current point of views, both by men and women of religion and science, gay, straight people and everything inbetween. What all of it comes down to is that the analysis …
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