Many of the world’s religious leaders disagree on a lot of things, but one thing that brings them together is their condemnation of the gays. But why pick on the gays at all? Isn’t God all about love anyway?
Today we’re talking to filmmaker Ky Dickens about her fascinating new documentary “Fish Out of Water” which details her struggle to come to terms with how religious people view same-sex loving folks.
Ky came out as a lesbian to her friends in college but was met with hostility and religious condemnation. She was encouraged to seek counseling and reparative therapy. Instead, she sought out all the specific references in the Bible to homosexuality and debunked them.
After finding out that the few mentions of homosexuality in the Bible didn’t carry much weight when taken into context, Ky wrote a letter to her friend detailing what she found. Her friend not only understood her message but apologized. This powerful moment inspired Ky to reach out to a larger audience with a documentary on what she found out.
Listen as Ky talks about interviewing everyday Americans in truck stops, barbershops and shopping malls about the Bible’s take on homosexuality.
Hanging out with Shirley Phelps- is she for real? Who are the good guys fighting the good fight? And why don’t more ministers and churches stand up for equality?
Fish out of Water shows this Sunday in Chicago at the Music Box theater as part of Reeling, the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
In the news:
The French Courts convict The Church of Scientology of fraud, fining them $900,000.
And a Wisconsin woman called the police on herself for driving drunk.
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