For the Bible Tells Me So
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Grounded by the stories of five conservative Christian families, the film explores how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to support its agenda of stigmatizing the gay community and eroding the separation between… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 5, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A timely and poignant examination of gays, their families and religion.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

A brisk, entertaining and even moving exploration of the sometimes frayed intersection where Christianity meets homosexuality.

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Jennifer Merin

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.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

This is a compelling, thought-provoking portrait of a quiet challenge rising within America's churches.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Its main surprise is the compassion shown toward everyone, on all sides of the debate. It does not vilify those who vilify gays.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

While the film is unlikely to sway anyone whose mind already isn't made up, it provides plenty food for thought in its examination of biblical doctrine on same-sex love and how it resonates to this day.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
I really like that the movie shows the parent's religious struggles or acceptance more so than the child's point of view. This movie is all Fox News… More
Megan S
AMAZING! I really don't know what else to say about it. I saw a screening of it and there was a question and answer time with some of the families… More
Drew Smith
My first reaction was to write this off as preaching to the choir, but there are a lot of really admirable things about this documentary that I think could do a… More
Lenny Muggsy
Very moving, great topic to focus on.
Devon Bott
Documentaries about controversial subjects really have to be brave in order to be effective. The nature of this documentary, homosexuality and the bible, is… More
Kevin Mozulay
A moving and emotional documentary about gays and their place in the Bible. It's scary but essential to witness how many people blindly follow Christianity… More