For the Bible Tells Me So

Film/Video

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For the Bible Tells Me So

Daniel Karslake, 2007

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Wed, Nov 14, 2007 7 PM
Wed, Nov 14, 2007 9 PM

The divisively contested relationship between divine scripture and homosexuality is at the center of For the Bible Tells Me So, a moving examination of how people of faith struggle to reconcile sexual orientation with the word of God as it’s preached by organized religion.

The film’s focus is on how average church-going American families persist in belief when faced with intolerance justified in a literal reading of the Old Testament. Among those who tell their stories are the Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, and Chrissie Gephardt, the daughter of former Sen. Dick Gephardt. Interspersed among the personal testimonies are appearances by an array of theologians, priests, ministers, and rabbis, who demonstrate with passion and compassion how believers in the 21st century can live by the Book. (97 mins., video)

Please join the Ohio State University GLBT Alumni Society, OSU’s Pride Network and the Wexner Center for the Arts for November’s Network Columbus meeting. Network Columbus is a free monthly networking event for gay, lesbian, and transgendered professionals, business principals, and colleagues, and straight and allied friends and partners. The event will take place Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 pm in the Wexner Center lower lobby; guest speaker will be the Ohio State University President, Dr. E. Gordon Gee. Remarks will occur at 6:30 pm, light appetizers will be provided by Cameron Mitchell Catering and a cash bar will be available.

Please note: November 14 screenings will be held in our Film/Video Theater, and November 15 screening will be held in Mershon Auditorium.

Trailer:

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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