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For the Bible Tells Me So

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Delving into values of the religious right and the accompanying homophobia, "For the Bible Tells Me So" focuses on how conservative Christians' interpretation of the Bible is commonly used as a way to deny homosexuals equal rights. Following five families with an openly gay son or daughter, director Daniel G. Karslake offers a firsthand look at how those in the Christian community with an out child are affected by the homophobic fervor. Karslake also interviews a number of religious leaders.


Director: Daniel G. Karslake

Genres: Documentary

For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Release Date: October 5th, 2007|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • It works well as a film and a lesson about, as one open-minded preacher puts it, what the Bible "reads" about what it supposedly "says" about homosexuality. show more

  • Through the hard-won experiences of these families, Karslake shows that Scripture and homosexuality are not mutually exclusive, and with the help of a number of academics and theologians, shows how the Bible has been misread, particularly during the 20th century. show more

  • Doesn’t shy from heart-tugging opportunities, and there’s a five-minute cartoon embedded in the movie that should have been excised, but beyond those problems and some stylistic dead air, this is a compelling, thought-provoking portrait of a quiet challenge rising within America’s churches. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 chairace
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    This film was at our Tampa film festival. It was the most popular documentary at the 10 day festival. As someone who grew up in a very conservative protestant church it was entertaining and informative. It is amazing how much the right wing conservative church movement has tried to destroy the lives of gay men and women. As the movie points out Jesus said not one word about gay life or homosexual activity. It is a heart warming movie that left me in thankful tears for telling such a controversial story without condemnation of gay men and women.

  • May 22, 2008 jhr12447
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    While it is normally the height of arrogance to review a movie before even viewing it, nevertheless from the reviews, synopsis and other comments it is clear that this is but one more attempt to twist God's Word in order to condone personal preferences or "politically correct" issues which are nevertheless clearly condemned in Scripture. Certainly hatred of homosexuals is not condoned either, but the remedy for the sin of homosexuality is the same as for any and all other sins: repentance and trust in Jesus Christ as not only my Savior from all my sins, but the Lord of my life and the power to bring my life into conformity with His holy will.

  • May 22, 2008 ingramal
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    As one who has had to endure the discrimination that is fueled by the pulpit I was delighted to finally hear what the bible has to say rather than have someone tell me what they read! Right wing christian hate mongers will not like seeing themselves on the big screen. Mel White is a wonderful man and to see him involved with this production made my heart sing! Thanks to all those involved for bring the truth to the screen.

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