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"Eloquent."  - Hollywood Reporter

"Unforgettable."  - Documentary Magazine

"Urgent and powerful. 'For They Know Not What They Do' expands on Karslake’s landmark feature, 'For the Bible Tells Me So,' which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival before making that year’s Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary. Over ten years later, his new film revisits Christianity’s evolution on the subject of homosexuality, focusing on the parents whose queer children helped them embrace a more loving interpretation of scripture. It is a stirring call to action, and an urgent warning to those who place religion above their child’s survival. Most importantly, however, the film does not judge or speak down to those who most need to hear its message. By the film’s end, it’s incredibly moving to see they ways they’ve each experienced a deeper and far more profound love — both for God and for their fellow humans. Inspiring and uplifting."  - Jude Dry, INDIEWIRE (Read the Full Review)

"Absorbing testimonies, compelling narratives and effective commentary highlight the violence faced by L.G.B.T.Q. people (especially transgender people of color). But its success comes from interrogating the cultural assumption that there is no space for a range of sexual orientations and gender identities within religious communities."  - The New York Times

"If there is an unexpected gift to be found in the wholesale pause of the entertainment industry, it's the chance to check in with the boom in smart, illuminating documentaries. In For They Know Not What They Do, director Daniel Karslake lets his subjects do what the form at its best is meant to do: not just speak truth to power but show us a wider world, and why it serves all of us to care."  - Entertainment Weekly

"[5 stars]! A powerful and intimate documentary that takes us inside the reality of what it means to be 'different.' It may leave you in tears."  - AARP

"Daniel Karslake's documentary is instantly engaging, never boring, overwhelmingly enlightening, and, most of all, a beautiful blessing."  - Common Sense Media (Read the full review).

"Potent. A wake-up call that the LGBTQ community is under fierce attack."  -

"In this vital, authentic follow-up to For the Bible Tells Me So, filmmaker Daniel Karslake returns a decade later to the religious right, embittered by the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision and emboldened by the rise of Trump. Heartbreaking - and inspirational."  -The Advocate

"Emotional and revealing. It's obvious that For They Know Not What They Do - and For The Bible Tells Me So, for that matter - is necessary viewing. And considering far-too-many states still allow conversion therapy, the religious right's continuing efforts to prevent LGBTQ+ equality, and the ongoing issue of LGBTQ+ youth suicide, it couldn't come at a better time. Like a salve, or a balm in Gilead perhaps, the film has the potential to heal open wounds in some families as a manual of how to love - not just in spite of, but because of."  - Out Magazine

"One of the best crafted documentaries I have ever seen and it succinctly covers a lot of ground with its stories of religion and being gay. The movie weaves together several tales of coming out to a religious family and shares the highs and some of the lows that will ripe your heart out. A lot of documentaries have great stories to tell and we forgive them for inferior production qualities. But this movie hits the mark on every level - from point of view to cinematography. This should be a contender for Best Documentary at the Oscars. It's that good."  -

"The message and stories in For They Know Not What They Do feel more timely than ever. No matter how hard to watch, Karslake's documentary shows a template for how to breach conversations about faith, sexuality, and gender identity in open-hearted ways."  - Remezcla

"9 out of 10 stars. By turns full of hope and full of heartbreak. It makes a case for acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly the younger people. Daniel Karslake and writer/editor Nancy Kennedy are excellent storytellers, and I'm forever grateful to them and the families who participated for hopefully helping the world take a step in the right direction, away from discrimination and towards equality."  - Film Threat

"Often moving, surprisingly hopeful. A very good film that needs to be seen and shown to families who don't know what to do and to kids who are afraid. The film is a ray of hope for everyone and should be seen."  - Unseen Films

"Daniel Karslake's extraordinary new documentary, named after the final words of Jesus, is a four-part examination of one of the most shameful and contentious parts of modern Christian theology: institutionalized homophobia. He pulls no punches."  - The Young Folks