Fishing for Scriptures
Varsity Theatre616 Second St.
Davis, CA 95616
Homosexuality and religion may seem like unlikely bedfellows.
Many religious people thrust that common “but the Bible says homosexuality is wrong” argument, while marriage-equality supporters retort with, “Um, the Bible doesn’t say anything about homosexuality.” True, but that doesn’t stop people from fishing for Bible passages and tweaking them to suit their needs.
Enter Ky Dickens, filmmaker of the documentary Fish Out of Water, which fuses comedic animation with interviews from the GLBTQ community and experts to dissect the seven Bible verses commonly used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination.
Dickens’ personal experience coming out to friends at Vanderbilt University spawned the documentary, which presents new perspectives about the Bible’s view on gays, lesbians and gay marriage.
The film, which kicks off the Gays and God film series in Davis, will be featured Sunday, February 28, 8:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre in Davis, and is sponsored by the Davis United Methodist Church.
That’s right, the battle against sexual equality hasn’t commandeered every religious group. In fact, the documentary features interviews with several religious leaders, including one who declared, “The only thing unholy about homosexuality is that we have condemned it for so long.”
Those are powerful words, which are backed by a powerful score composed by Golden Globe-nominated musician Kaki King, who also composed the music for Into the Wild.