Friday, October 26, 2007
"For the Bible Tells Me So" is a brisk, entertaining and even moving exploration of the sometimes frayed intersection where Christianity meets homosexuality. Basically the film, from director Daniel G. Karslake, argues that homosexuality is a natural genetic condition and, as such, should be accepted as normal by all. But it's never strident or chest-thumping, and its methodology is superbly thought out.
It follows a number of evangelical families, each with a child who is gay. It watches as child and parent struggle with this issue until each realizes that it doesn't have to be an issue at all and that love will conquer all. So families shatter but then magically reassemble, stronger for the trauma.
The movie also takes time to make the case that the Bible's injunctions against homosexuality should be taken in context along with a lot of other biblical injunctions, such as the one that calls for death for committing adultery or the condemnation of planting two kinds of seed in the same field.
-- Stephen Hunter
For the Bible Tells Me So Unrated, 95 minutes Contains no objectionable material. At Landmark's E Street Cinema. For the Bible Tells Me So Unrated, 95 minutes Contains no objectionable material. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.