For the Bible Tells Me So As long as it's dissecting the six or seven passages in the Bible that ostensibly disparage homosexuality, this documentary ode to tolerance takes a shrewd,… For the Bible Tells Me So As long as it's dissecting the six or seven passages in the Bible that ostensibly disparage homosexuality, this documentary ode to tolerance takes a shrewd,… 2007-10-05 Documentary
Movie Review

For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

BIBLE STUDIES A new documentary examines exactly what scripture has to say about homosexuality
BIBLE STUDIES A new documentary examines exactly what scripture has to say about homosexuality
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Oct 05, 2007; Genre: Documentary

As long as it's dissecting the six or seven passages in the Bible that ostensibly disparage homosexuality, this documentary ode to tolerance takes a shrewd, detailed, eye-opening look at how speciously selective and ahistorical the church condemnation of gays really is. (In Leviticus 11:11, the eating of shrimp is an ''abomination'' too.) That said, the film's argument against overly literal Bible readings may not preach to anyone but the converted, and when For the Bible Tells Me So strays from scripture, its ardent plea for sexual freedom within modern Christian life grows a bit too late-night PBS generic.

Originally posted Oct 03, 2007 Published in issue #958 Oct 12, 2007 Order article reprints