Tuesday, December 23, 2008

PFLAG Phoenix Announces “God Hates Shrimp?” Film-and-Discussion Series

PHOENIX (Observer Update) -

PFLAG Phoenix (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is sponsoring a “God Hates Shrimp?!” film-and-discussion series beginning in January, 2009 and running through May, 2009. The series will be held on the third Friday of each month at 7:00pm at the Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ (SCUCC) located at 4425 N. Granite Reef Road in Scottsdale (just south of Camelback Road). The series will be hosted by the SCUCC’s Oasis Film Group.

The series will feature five incredible films that tackle such topics as families of faith (successful) struggles to accept their GLBT children, commonalities between straight and gay romantic relationships, a nun’s battle with the Catholic Church over her supportive ministry to GLBT individuals, supposed Bible passages used to condemn gays and lesbians, and a progressive faith outreach to small towns across the U.S. The purpose of the series is to create dialogue and understanding among people of faith, GLBT individuals, their families, friends, and the greater community about issues of faith that sometimes divide us. Fortunately, all of these exceptional films are very positive resulting in a positive and self-affirming experience for viewers.

We hope the community will come out and support our efforts to create this important dialogue between all parties. The after-film discussions may feature invited guests to speak about the subject matter of the respective films, and will include food and beverages for those in attendance. There is no admission fee for the series, although a $5.00 donation from attendees would be appreciated to help us cover the costs of screening fees and refreshments.

Scheduled films include:

  • Jan. 16th: “Anyone and Everyone”
  • Feb. 20th: “Inlaws & Outlaws”
  • Mar. 20th: “In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannie Gramick’s Journey of Faith”
  • Apr. 17th: “For the Bible Tells Me So”
  • May 15th: “The Asphalt Gospel”
A brief synopsis of each film and a link to the respective film’s trailer is included on our PFLAG Phoenix website (www.pflagphoenix.org).

1 comment:

Sally F said...

These are some GREAT films. I'm a big fan of For the Bible Tells Me So and I have been waiting forever for Inlaws & Outlaws to come around. I have friends in Ohio who rave and rave and rave about this movie.

Way to go, PFLAG!