Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Day 325 (Fish Out of Water)

We had a screening of "Fish Out of Water" today, a movie that deals with the Bible verses that say homosexuality is wrong and why those verses don't necessarily say what so many people claim that they do.

I like it's logical and scholastic approach to the matter, but at the same time I worry because it doesn't really show any of the more well-reasoned arguments offered by the other side. I don't agree with the other side, but I have to admit that they are not all over-zealous people controlled solely by their emotions. Many of them are truly caring individuals that are concerned that homosexuals are on a path that is taking them away from God. They are not filled with hate and anger, although I think very often they allow their internalized homophobia dictate how they interpret the Bible.

In my opinion, the best way to combat homophobia is through our relationships. It is only through knowing a gay person that many people will begin to see the issue on human terms and less as an abstract issue of what they believe to be a sin.

PICTURE OF THE DAY: We had to break down the booth today because this was the last day for the exhibit hall. Mary Kathryn helpfully stood still so that we could lean stuff against her while we were loading the truck.

1 comment:

  1. I just stumbled upon your blog after doing a search for the "Fish Out of Water" movie. I'm actually working on my own posts with some thoughts about the film.

    I like what you've said here. And though I think we might find ourselves on opposite sides of this issue, I hope that I never come across as filled with hate or anger. I agree that relationships and respectful communication (even in disagreement) is an integral part of reflecting Christ to the world.