Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate?
Those are the questions (and valid they are) that producers of the gay christian documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So” are asking. But their way of answering those questions is troubling, albeit expected from people who don’t accept clear and forthright truth about sexuality in the Bible.
The producers describe the film as an “entertaining documentary [which] brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based almost 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 (as a literal reading of scripture dictates). ”
Although the film alleges to use “five very normal, very Christian, very American families” to tell its tale, there can be no mistaking the extra special concern about the credibility of its claims. Perhaps thats why they used Desmond Tutu, Former Democrat Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, Harvard bigwig Rev. Dr. Peter Gnomes and gay bishop Vicky Gene Robinson just in case you didn’t believe the normal, very Christian (?) families. And did I mention they are very normal?
The title of the film is buried in irony. How can a person reject what the Bible truly says while asserting that it was the Bible that told them the lie they now believe? Stunning.
If you really want to know how to cook shrimp just right, we suggest reading Neil’s Favorite dish of liberal theologians & skeptics: Shellfish