Seeing with the heart : a documentary film that explores origins of guilt among gay christians
Many gay Christians these days feel as if they need to choose to be either gay or Christian. Verses in the Bible' condemn homosexuality, and so guilt, shame, and denial are often experienced among gay Christians in particular, especially if they have nonaccepting parents. If a gay Christian believes that God does not accept their gay identity, then they will be confused as to who they are.
As a gay Christian myself, I have felt in conflict with my identity throughout my life. Initially, I began this paper in conjunction with a documentary I made about a relationship. I had with another woman. In the documentary, I explore this issue of identity and religion, and I seek to find answers as to where exactly my guilt could have stemmed from. Making the film was a journey I took to find peace with my faith and orientation. In this paper, I will explain how I have changed and pinpointed my guiit throughout the process of making this documentary entitled, Seeing with the Heart.
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Rydell, Erika K., "Seeing with the heart : a documentary film that explores origins of guilt among gay christians" (2009). HIM 1990-2015. 856.