Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Homosexuality and Religion: A Sequel to "For the Bible Tells Me So"

Mark and I recently had the opportunity to get to know and spend a wonderful week on our Croatian cruise with an amazing human being, Daniel Karslake, an independent filmmaker and producer. We're pictured above with Daniel (green shorts) and another new friend, John.

Dan is best known for directing and producing the award-winning documentary, “For The Bible Tells Me So.” Many of my FB friends and their friends will have seen this movie, which sensitively and poignantly examines the nexus between homosexuality and conservative Christianity. It had a profound impact on me as I was coming out, and I'm sure many who read this blog have seen it. If you haven’t seen it or haven’t seen it recently, it’s on Netflix and is well worth the time and effort to watch.

Margi and John Dehlin

Dan is now working on a follow-up documentary to be entitled, “For We Know Not What We Do.”  Of special interest to many who read this, the film will feature, among others, the stories of John Dehlin and Kate Kelly, two Mormon activists who were recently excommunicated for their public support of marriage and gender equality.

Kate Kelly

Another story will be the poignant account of the evangelical parents of a teen who came out at age 12 and was driven to a deadly addiction after being enrolled for six years in Christian reparative therapy programs…heartbreaking.


The subject matter of this film is very close to my heart and, I’m sure, to many who read this post. Dan’s work is funded by donations, and I would encourage any who read this to consider contributing to the production of this film. Donations can be made online at FORWEKNOW.ORG, and you can also help by liking the film's FB page and sharing this with as many people as possible.

Donations of any size are welcome, and the name of anyone who is able to make a fully tax-deductible donation of $1,000 will be listed in the end credits of the film. Dan has the material and the vision to proceed with production of the film, but he needs our help to translate this vision into reality. (Check out what he’s done so far on the film’s FB page.)

Dan and me on our cruise with two other amazing men, Jeffrey and Leif

“For the Bible Tells Me So “ has made a huge impact in the lives of thousands of people around the world, as has another film Dan produced and directed, “Every Three Seconds” (also on Netflix). Having seen Dan’s work and having spent a week with him, I believe that “For We Know Not What We Do” will similarly touch the hearts and change the lives of countless individuals.


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