Oconee Street UMC is hosting a screening of “For the Bible Tells Me So” on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
The documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007, explores the intersection of religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how some have interpreted the Bible to stigmatize the gay community. Segments include interviews with several sets of religious parents (including former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and his wife, Jane, and the parents of Bishop V. Gene Robinson) about their personal experiences raising homosexual children, as well as interviews with those now-adult children.The movie also features an animated segment, “Is Homosexuality a Choice?” which a summarizes the current scientific theories about sexual orientation.
The screening is free (donations may be accepted) and open to everyone. Childcare is provided. Discussion will follow.
Email: OconeeStreetUMCyouth@gmail.com with questions.