Next Freedom2b Brisbane Meeting – Watching the Movie: Prayers for Bobby

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Prayers for Bobby is the true story of Mary Griffith, a devout Christian mother of four coming to terms with her son’s homosexuality and her subsequent journey of reconciliation.

The perfect all-American boy, Bobby Griffith was raised against a strong religious backdrop in Walnut Creek, California. When he finally came out to his family, Mary turned to the fundamentalist teachings of her church to rescue her son from what she felt was an irredeemable sin. Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver delivers a powerhouse performance as a mother torn between loyalties of family and church. Bobby’s own struggle with acceptance leads him to take his own life. Left behind to ponder this tragedy and coming to terms with her own beliefs, Mary’s journey transforms into a public crusade for gay rights and above all, unconditional love.

When: 14 September 2012 @ 7:00pm

Where: 30 Helen Street, Newstead – Training Room

Come along to watch this thought provoking and emotionally charged movie!