“LOVE THE SINNER”— Christianity and Homophobia

“LOVE THE SINNER”

Christianity and Homophobia

Amos Lassen

“Love the Sinner” is a powerful short documentary that looks at the connection between homophobia and Christianity in light of the recent attacks on marginalized groups (the LGBTQ community, immigrants and Muslims). Gay filmmaker Jessica Devaney was raised in Florida and was immersed in Evangelical Christianity there. She became a nationally recognized activist and leader among conservative Evangelicals and she left Florida and didn’t look back. She built a life that took her as far away from home as possible. The mass shooting at Pulse was a wake up call and she wondered if she had missed opportunities to challenge homophobia. Her film looks at our responsibility to face bias in our communities and to push for dignity and equality for all. Geeta Gandbhir co-directed the film.

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