We’ll be watching For the Bible Tells Me so.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle Interntional Film Festival, Dan Karslake’s provocative, entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based 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 kil anyone who works on the Sabbath or eats shrimp.
Through the experience of five very normal, very Christian , very American families – including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson – we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. With commentary 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.
We will be heading to Freestyle at the Emporium afterwards for those who want to socialize.
When: the 9th of September at 7pm – 9pm. Then social time afterwards.
Where: The training room, ground floor of the healthy community building, 30 Helen St, Teneriffe (Newstead on some maps).
How much: free
* Right next to the Teneriffe wharf (ferry travels to Oxford St Jetty (Bulimba) every 5-10 minutes, regular City Cat services run to Oxford St)
* 20 minute walk from either Fortitude Valley or Bowen Hills train stations. The City Glider BUZ route will take you from the valley station to Teneriffe wharf, runs every 5 minutes.
* There are many Bus routes. Use www.translink.com.au