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For The Bible Tells Me So
I attended a mass viewing of a documentary called "For The Bible Tells Me So" last weekend. If there ever were a film to recommend this is definitely it. This film follows the lives of a few families who have a gay/lesbian son or daughter. The film breaks down the coming out process of the gay and lesbian individuals being highlighted and the reactions of their "religious" families. I have to say that this film touched my heart. There were many times throughout that I had to fight back tears both from being able to relate to the individuals on screen and from just being a bit empathetic to their situations even without having had similar experiences of my own. If you have ever questioned how true love between two adults of any gender can be an abomination or if the bible is simply nothing more than a tool for hate then this is the film for you to see. This film was winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival. The film is an immensely entertaining and intense at times challenge to Christians everywhere who participate in the Church-Sanctioned anti-gay bias that is based solely on the gross misinterpretation of the Bible. The film accurately notes the use of literal readings of particular scriptures to call for the mass hatred and mass persecution of a group of people while other scriptures in the same book are taken into the context of the time in which they were written. This film makes an excellent point when bringing up the fact that you never see "Christians" out and about protesting, holding signs, and calling for killing or unequal rights for those who break laws throughout the bible like the consumption of shrimp, cutting their hair, going to church while menstruating, or working on the Sabbath. Where is the logic? If you have ever wondered then this is the film for you. I have to say that there were some touching parts of this film on a more personal level as well. Some of the families responded to their children coming out to them by letting them know that they loved them no matter what and would stick by them even if they didn't agree with their lifestyle. I thought this was great despite the clear disagreement with the lifestyle. I think that if parents at least commit to their obligations as a parent to love and support their child no matter what then at least there is hope for growth as opposed to those who chose to shun their children and have nothing to do with them like one of the parents in the film did. That parent's child committed suicide after a period of time of being estranged from her family and her mother is now an activist for change. It makes me a bit sad to think that it takes a child's death for some parents to step up and be parents to their children. I hope that all of you buy the DVD when it comes out and send it to your parents it is a great film that makes some great points and is worth seeing if only for the information and point of view that it brings to light. If you are interested in checking out the film then go to the website and see where the next showing is nearest you. Just some highlights of the schedule... the fim is showing through November 2nd in Irvine, CA - Palm Springs, CA - San Fransisco, CA - Atlanta, GA - St. Louis, MO - Austin, TX - Dallas, TX - Houston, TX - Denver, CO and Minneapolis, MN and there are many more cities on the site. Tagged on February 15, 2008
Atlanta Black Gay Pride Celebration
Atlanta Black Gay Pride Celebration is over and what a celebration it was! The entire weekend was filled with so much fun and excitement it's hard to choose which things to mention. The opening ceremonies were complete with the standard speeches and appearances from VIP's ranging from event organizers and city officials to famous television stars as well as performances by dancers and vocal artists. It was an opening ceremony definitely worth attending. When that was over there were too many parties to count. Clubs opened their doors for the masses of individuals that came into town from all over the world for the world's largest African American Gay Pride Celebration. The weekend days were filled with vendors and booths selling all sorts of items for great prices and of course fully equipped with my favorite vendor item of all the pride events.... swag. Who can pass up all the free stuff that is passed out at an even like this? If the vending area wasn't interesting enough for the daytime patrons there was huge variety of luncheons, brunches, meetings and conferences about all sorts of different information ranging from Black Jewish issues to Transgender issues and more resulting in no shortage of something to do. If ever there were a time to meet beautiful black women this was definitely it. Whether you were seeking the one night stand, the weekend hook-up or a girlfriend for life this was definitely your place to find anything your heart desired. The night life was of course what you would imagine and hope for full of beautiful, half naked (and in some cases totally naked) women dancing at clubs well into the morning hours. The evenings were filled with plenty of hot, famous women that we all lust for. Gabrielle Union and Stacy Dash were scheduled to be out and about at the All White Affair, Jennifer Hudson performed at Club Europe and Eva from "America's Top Model" ducked out of answering questions about her sexuality when being interviewed at one of the events. Eve was there for a concert performance and many others were seen about the night life. Among the weekends glitches the Interfaith Sunday Morning Service didn't have much in the form of any religion other than Christianity and the Pride March left some people behind because there were multiple march off times advertised in multiple places. Overall the entire weekend was a hit. Kudos to the organizers at In The Life Atlanta who pulled the whole thing off with style. I would definitely recommend this event to anyone interested having a great time with lots of events while being surrounded by thousands of beautiful black women. See you all there next year in Atlanta for the Labor Day Weekend Black Gay Pride Celebration!
Tagged on February 15, 2008