“For The Bible Tells Me So” screening
A public screening of a new documentary ‘For The Bible Tells Me So’ followed by a panel discussion on the division in churches over homosexuality and the impact on families in Aotearoa
- Dr Mark Henrickson Lavender Islands study of lesbian, gay and bisexual New Zealanders
- Elizabeth Kerekere Out There! Queer Youth Development Project
- Rev. Fraser Paterson Presbyterian Minister
At a time when the issue of homosexuality is polarising the Church on an unprecedented scale, this compassionate and insightful new documentary focuses on some of those caught in the crossfire. Through the experiences of five Christian families we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child.
Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, the film also provides a useful deconstruction of the arguments used to justify homophobia by the church, and explains the cultural and historical context of the biblical verses that are frequently misinterpreted as condemning homosexuality.
Tuesday 30 September, 7pm
St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington.
Admission by donation.
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This event is being held at St Andrew’s on The Terrace two days before the Presbyterian Church General Assembly. It is part of a witness of dissent to the decisions of the Assembly to exclude from leadership gay and lesbian people and people living in de facto relationships.
Poster available at www.converge.org.nz/pma/sta0908.pdf