The Bible and gay marriage

February 26, 2014 

Are we ready for gay marriage? Of course; why not?

The video "For the Bible Tells Me So" is an excellent resource for those who are willing to stretch and be more open to the realizations of the 21st century.

"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 misrepresentation 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)

Marriage between two people, regardless of sexual orientation, is a God-given right.The person of Jesus, in the Scriptures, looked to right relationships, not to sexual orientation,as a means of good and justice in the world.

Anne Harter


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