The stories told by these nine parents and four adult children alternate with talking heads - Protestant and Jewish theologians - and with film clips of fundamentalist preachers and pundits and news clips of people in the street. A thesis of the film is that much of Christianity's homophobia represents a misreading of scripture, a denial of science, and an embrace of quack psychology.
When you understand and feel another’s feelings for yourself, you have empathy.
We meet five Christian families, each with a gay or lesbian child.
Parents talk about their marriages and church-going, their children's childhood and coming out, their reactions, and changes over time.
In other words, certain ideas in the scrolls also appear in the New Testament, meaning, of course, that the impression of Christianity as a “divine revelation” appearing whole cloth miraculously from the very finger of God is clearly erroneous.