I saw an incredible documentary during the LGBT Film festival called "For the Bible Tells Me So," and it's showing again during the Milwaukee International Film Festival. I urge everyone in the city to see it.
The documentary reveals how anti-gay bias is based solely on a misinterpretation of the Bible by profiling five American families, including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson. It shows how people of strong faith came around to varying degrees to accept their gay child -- unfortunately in one family situation when it was too late.
I saw this film with two gay friends and a "straight" friend, and all four of us laughed, cheered and wept during this film. We walked away deeply saddened by the reality of being gay in America -- especially for those coming out to religious families -- but we also felt a sense of hopefulness.
After all, if these conservative codgers learned to understand and accept gay people, anyone can. Jesus certainly would have, right?
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.