For the Bible Tells Me So shortlisted for Oscar

Cinematical reports that the Documentary For the Bible Tells Me So is on the shortllist for an Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. There are currenly 15 films on the list. The final five will be announced on January 22.

According to the For the Bible Tells Me So website:

Through the experiences 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. Informed 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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