The local premiere of the award-winning film “For the Bible Tells Me So, directed by Daniel Karlslake, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in Albright Auditorium.
This provocative, entertaining documentary reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a significant (and often malicious) misinterpretation of the Bible.
As the film notes, most Christians live their lives today without feeling obliged to kill anyone who works on the Sabbath or eats shrimp as a literal reading of Scripture would dictate.
Through the experiences of five normal, Christian, American families — including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson — viewers discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child, the film offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.
Screening sponsored by the Religious Life Office, PRIDE, Progressive Student Union, the Religious Studies Department and the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Studies Program.