Admiral of Morality: Bishop Robinson at Sundance Film Festival

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bishop Robinson at Sundance Film Festival

He's featured in a documentary being screened there

Bishop Robinson of New Hampshire is at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, attending screenings of a film featuring him. He appears in the documentary "For the Bible Tells Me So," which has been nominated for the festival's Grand Jury Prize.

The documentary focuses on five "very Christian, very American families" with gay family members. Others in the film are Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the families of Richard Gephardt and Bishop Robinson. The film includes interviews and discussions with Bishop Robinson's parents. Bishop Robinson told The Hartford Courant his own parents talked more openly to the filmmaker than they had to him after his own announcement at age 39 that he was gay and getting divorced.

The Sundance site about the film is here.

Two interviews with Bishop Robinson about the Church, mentioning the film and his trip, are online. The Hartford Courant article is headlined "At the Center of the Divide" and The Associated Press article running in several outlets runs with "Gay bishop says divisiveness in Episcopal church is exaggerated."

Photo © 2005 For The Bible Tells Me So


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