|For the Bible Tells Me So
A film by Daniel Karslake
98 minutes, color, 2007
Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award-winning documentary, which brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible.
Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American families – including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson – we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member.
Offering healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity, this landmark film “boldly takes on a loaded topic and examines it both intellectually and emotionally; the result may well leave you blinking away a few tears” (Seattle Times).
"Confronts, with whimsy and hellfire, the clash between religion and homosexuality."
"An incredibly powerful film everybody should see. It restores your faith in people."
"EYE-OPENING!" - Entertainment Weekly
"MOVING!" - O, The Oprah Magazine
"INSPIRING!"- Los Angeles Times
"Enlightening, heart-wrenching and uplifting!" - Salt Lake Tribune
"An entertaining and even moving exploration of the sometimes frayed intersection where Christianity meets homosexuality." - Washington Post
"POWERFUL! A brave and noble effort to heal a gaping wound in our society." - Salon.com
"BRILLIANT! Ably researched and deftly directed!" - Miami Herald
In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God by Gene Robinson
What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel Helminiak
A Biblical Defense Guide for Gays, Lesbians and Those Who Love Them by Craig Bettendorf
Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians by Candace Chellew-Hodge
See details about this film's theatrical run.
Read director Daniel Karslake's 1/08 blog statement.
5 Documentaries that Changed the World, Entertainment Weekly, 9/27/10
Read this essay in The Huffington Post about the film's influence.
Learn more about This I Know, a multi-week companion study for individuals and small groups created for the film.
• New Interviews with Director Dan Karslake and Bishop Gene Robinson