For the Bible Tells Me So: Exploring the Changing Shape of Families

Saturday, November 15, 2008 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
at IUPUI, Campus Center
4th Floor, 420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

For the Bible Tells Me So
Arts, Religion
Event Format:
Discussion, Film/Video, Panel, Q & A Session
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30), Youth (middle/high school)
Annette Gross, Mary Hays, Jim Higginbotham

Event Description:

Do religious boundaries support or stifle contemporary definitions of family? How might we re-imagine an inclusive community that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons? What do biblical interpretations tell us? The 2007 documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” explores these questions and chronicles the lives of five Christian families, each with a gay or lesbian child. See the film (part of the LGBT Film Festival) and participate in facilitated conversations that explore how to initiate dialogue within local congregations, social circles, and community organizations. Facilitators include Annette Gross, Indianapolis Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; Mary Hays, licensed mental health counselor; and Jim Higginbotham, professor, Earlham College School of Religion. Local LGBT organizations will share additional resources. Admission is $5; tickets available at Out Word Bound Bookstore, 625 N. East St., or Presented by Indiana Youth Group and Central Christian Church. Questions? Call 317-541-8726 or e-mail