Community Cinema Screening on June 29 Tells Story of Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson
June 20, 2013
WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and the Carbondale Public Library will host a free Community Cinema screening of the film Love Free or Die on Saturday, June 29 at 2:30pm at the library, 405 West Main, Carbondale.
Rev. Katherine Bryant Graves, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Carbondale, will lead a discussion with the audience after the film.
The Sundance Award-winning documentary Love Free or Die looks at church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity – and one man's struggle to dispel the notion that God's love has limits. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christianity. His consecration in 2003 in the Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir and threatened schism in the worldwide Anglican Communion.