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This documentary will shine a light on "Holy Homophobia" and Bible-based prejudice, starting with evangelical Christianity.
This documentary will shine a light on "Holy Homophobia" and Bible-based prejudice, starting with evangelical Christianity.
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Why are religion and the Bible used against homosexuals?  Why are evangelical Christians especially condemning of LGBTQ people and feel free to call us "sinful"?  "Let Your Light Shine" will probe the intersecting circles of evangelical Christianity, the gay civil rights movement and activism by queer alumni from Billy Graham's alma mater, Wheaton College!  This kaleidoscopic lens will shine a light on the deeply historical and discriminatory roots of evangelical Christianity, and the growing visibility of queer liberation which challenges Bible-based homophobia.  The testimonies of LGBTQ survivors from Christian colleges and religious upbringings reveal both the damaging impact of evangelicalism and a spirited resistance to continued religious oppression.  Please view our trailer and help us any way you can!  Even a mustard seed . . .

We have 25% of our shooting completed and a new round of funding would take our project to the next level.  We intend to interview historians and scholars of U.S. religious history and the gay civil rights movement to show how these histories coexist and intersect.  Telling the stories of religiously oppressed LGBTQ alumni from Christian colleges across the country is a first step towards acknowledging the darker history of "One Nation Under God".

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