Thursday, 07 February, 2013
An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.
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 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.
The documentary is 95 minutes long and will be followed up by a discussion led by a UT professor.
EVERYONE is invited to attend: Christian, Muslim, Jewish, atheist, Sikh, Pagan, Buddhist, gay, straight, transgender, cisgender, asexual, and existentialist (and others)!
This event is hosted by The Beatitudes Society, a new student group representing progressive Christianity on campus. Join our Facebook group if you're interested in attending our meetings!