For the Bible Tells Me So
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

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"Daniel Karslake's doc on the extent to which Christian families have embraced their gay children does an admirably thorough job of assembling smart talking heads and personal archives."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"Daniel Karslake's remarkable documentary boldly takes on a loaded topic -- Christianity and homosexuality -- and examines it both intellectually and emotionally; the result may well leave you blinking away a few tears."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Karslake reveals ways Scripture has been used to discriminate against homoexuality, and shows how inaccurate interpretations of the Bible cause widespread despair and the destruction of lives."
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"A thoughtful look at the complicated relationship between Christianity and homosexuality."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"The movie's serious, wide-ranging look at a divisive subject is not guaranteed to settle disputes, only to prompt discussion."
‑ Michele Kenner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Progressive clergy provide enough historical context to neutralize the handful of Bible verses prohibiting homosexual acts, but Karslake never confronts the broader issues of sexuality and procreation that bedevil even moderate Christians."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A brisk, entertaining and even moving exploration of the sometimes frayed intersection where Christianity meets homosexuality."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Excessivamente convencional em sua estrutura e contendo sua parcela de graves tropeços (a seqüência em animação), este filme ainda assim merece aplausos pela eloqüência de seus entrevistados, pelo teor de sua mensagem e pela paixão com que a defende."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The film offers proof that religion and homosexuality need not be mutually exclusive: Good Christians can love and accept their gay brothers and sisters, and gay people can still be religious."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"An informative, heartbreaking documentary about intolerance and manipulation, sadly and assuredly never to be seen by the people who need this info the most."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"This is a compelling, thought-provoking portrait of a quiet challenge rising within America's churches."
‑ Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune
"Its main surprise is the compassion shown toward everyone, on all sides of the debate. It does not vilify those who vilify gays."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"One message rings clear throughout the occasionally muddled but always emotionally sweeping film: A true abomination is twisting the words of Scripture to match bigotry."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"A gut-wrenching depiction of what truly defines Family Values."
‑ KJ Doughton, Film Threat
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