For The Bible Tells Me So: A Study Guide and Advocacy Training Curriculum

Created to accompany the film For the Bible Tells Me So, this user- friendly guide will enable anyone to facilitate a moving conversation about the Bible, the church and LGBT people. It will empower you and participants to take these conversations to the next level and help create communities that move beyond acceptance to advocacy.


For The Bible Tells Me So: A Study Guide and Advocacy Training Curriculum

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The guide is divided into three parts: (1) a discussion of the feelings the film evokes about our families and our faith; (2) a conversation about the Bible—both how it is often used to discriminate against LGBT people and how it is a source of empowerment and liberation; (3) a step-by-step training to move people of faith and congregations from acceptance to public advocacy.

Copies of the For the Bible Tells Me So DVD for home viewing only can be purchased online through the HRC store.

Small congregations interested in hosting a screening and discussion of For the Bible Tells Me So– for an event of 50 people or less – are able to obtain an educational screening license* for the film in addition to a copy of the DVD and the study guide for a special discounted rate of $50 (for one screening). To apply for and order this package deal, please call the HRC store in Washington, DC to make arrangements with the store manager: 202-232-8621

If you are planning to host a film showing for more than 50 people, please contact Paul Marchant at First Run Features - the exclusive distributor of For the Bible Tells Me So in North America - to make purchase arrangements for the DVD and educational license: (212) 243-0600 x22 or

If you have questions, thoughts or feedback about the curriculum please contact us at

Rev. Chris Glaser, Author
Dr. Sharon Groves, Editor

*Please note: It is illegal to show this film in any public setting (including a congregation) without an educational license.

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