Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

PROGRESSIVE FILM SERIES: April 10, 2008.


TITLE:" for the BIBLE tells me so."
GENRE: Documentary.
DATE: Thursday, April 10.
TIME: Free pizza and community
announcements 6pm, film and
discussion 6:30pm.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza meeting
room, 703 N. Valley Mill's, Waco.
CHARGE: All free.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International 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 kill 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.

DVD Release Date: February 2008 (Waco premiere).
Running Time: 98 minutes.
Rating: Not rated. (I saw nothing objectionable for those who would comprehend various
sexual orientations).
Recognitions: 9 Awards in festivals nationwide, incl. official selection Sundance.

"Inspiring!"--Los Angeles Times.
"Enlightening!"--Salt Lake Tribune.
"Entertaining!"--Washington Post.

The topic of homosexuality is seldom addressed openly in Waco, and discrimination and fear is rampant. Thus we present this amazing film
and welcome your discussion. We are honored by your support of this
film series and unique forum in Central Texas.

1 comment:

  1. This is so exciting. We really need more of a forum for this type of discussion.

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