Gay Straight Episcopalians, Having the Conversation in Madison Wisconsin

The Episcopal Church will hold its triennial General Convention in Indianapolis this July.   One of the resolutions before convention will request a three year trial period for the use of blessings for same sex unions.  Issues of human sexuality and the church’s response to our LGBT members will be in the news this summer.  Gay Straight Episcopalians, a group made up of clergy and laity from all four Madison Episcopal churches, would like to offer you an opportunity to prepare for the conversations and questions that are bound to happen “around the water cooler” when your co workers and friends find out you are an Episcopalian.

Join us on Sunday February 12th at St Dunstan’s or on Wednesday February 15th at St Luke’s for a showing of the award winning documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So.”   Both showings are at 7:00.  No RSVP is necessary.

From Amazon’s Product Description:

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival, Dan Karslake’s provocative, entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based solely upon a significant (and often malicious) misinterpretation of the Bible. As the film notes, most Christians live their lives today without feeling obliged to kill anyone who works on the Sabbath or eats shrimp.

Through the experience of five very normal, very Christian, very American families – including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson – we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. With commentary by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard’s Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, For The Bible Tells Me So offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

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