"For the Bible Tells Me So” to be Held at Union Avenue United Methodist Church February 27

May 25, 2010

“For the Bible Tells Me So,” an evening of discovery and healing, will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

Sponsored by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Mount Union College Gay Straight Alliance, Equality Ohio Education Fund, First Immanuel United Church of Christ and Friends Together for Life, the evening will begin with the viewing of the documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So.”

Following the film, a panel discussion will be held. Marty CashBurless, chaplain of Mount Union College, will serve as moderator. Panelists include Mount Union student Samantha Ball, a senior religious studies major of Stow and professors Dr. Steve Kramer, professor of psychology and Dr. Ivory Lyons, associate professor of religious studies.

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families, “For the Bible Tells Me So” explores how people of faith handle, or sometimes tragically fail to handle, having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Peter Gomes of Harvard University, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, this documentary offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

This event is recommended for teens and adults. For further information, contact Susan Denning, advisor for the Mount Union Gay Straight Alliance, at (330) 829-8239 or denninsk@mountunion.edu.   

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