When Canon Gene Robinson was consecrated as Bishop of New Hampshire inthe world's first openly gay Anglican bishop, such was the ferocity of the opposition from right-wing evangelicals that he was forced to wear a bulletproof vest for the ceremony. This week sees the start of the Lambeth Conference, the once-a-decade meeting of all Anglican bishops worldwide, to which Robinson 'has not been invited'. Not only Robinson will be absent.
We meet five Christian families, each with a gay or lesbian child. Parents talk about their marriages and church-going, their children's childhood and coming out, their reactions, and changes over time. The stories told by these nine parents and four adult children alternate with talking heads - Protestant and Jewish theologians - and with film clips of fundamentalist preachers and pundits and news clips of people in the street.
Two people profiled in the film — Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and Brenda Poteat, a minister in North Carolina — discuss their opposing views on homosexuality. Coming up, the guys talk about what's what in the barber shop. But first, our weekly faith matters conversation.
If you would like to purchase public performance rights, please contact us. Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross?
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The ambitious docu launches a multipronged attack on the prevailing Christian stance against homosexuality, offering secondary interpretations of the few biblical verses that specifically address the topic. These reinterpretations are corroborated by select religious officials — including Rev. Laurence C.
David Poteat: I had good kids. We had one of each sex. When my kids were growing up I said "God, please don't let my son grow up to be a faggot and my daughter, a slut.