For the Bible Tells Me So

Infobox Film
name = For the Bible Tells Me So


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director = Daniel G Karslake
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writer = Daniel G Karslake
Helen R Mendoza
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distributor = First Run Features
released = January 21 2007
runtime = 98 mins.
country = USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0912583

"For the Bible Tells Me So" is a 2007 documentary directed by Daniel G. Karslake about homosexuality and its perceived conflict with religion, as well as various interpretations of what the Bible says about same-sex sexuality. It also includes lengthy interview segments with several sets of religious parents (including former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and his wife Jane and the parents of Bishop V. Gene Robinson) regarding their personal experiences raising homosexual children, and also interviews with those (adult) children. The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Critical reception

The film received positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that the film received 98% positive reviews, based on 43 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/for_the_bible_tells_me_so/ |title=For the Bible Tells Me So - Movie Reviews, Trailers, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes |accessdate=2008-02-20 |publisher=Rotten Tomatoes] Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 73 out of 100, based on 11 reviews. [cite web|url=http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/forthebibletellsmeso |title=For the Bible Tells Me So (2007): Reviews |accessdate=2008-02-20 |publisher=Metacritic]

On November 19, 2007, "For the Bible Tells Me So" was named by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of 15 films on its documentary feature Oscar shortlist. However, it did not make the final list of five nominated films as announced on January 22, 2008. [ [http://www.oscars.org/80academyawards/nominees/index.html Nominees: 80th Academy Awards] ] [cite web|url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i587be3b0ca27043557eff60b69803664 | title=Shortlist for docu Oscar unveiled |accessdate=2007-12-21|date=2007-11-20|publisher=The Hollywood Reporter]

References

External links

* [http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org Official site]
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