Love Free or Die

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  • 2012 Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Prize
  • About the Film

    Bishop Gene Robinson, attired in traditional robes with a staff, laughs with his partner Mark in a snowy New Hampshire field.

    Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson is a man of God, driven and defined by his faith, who is also devoted to his husband Mark. His consecration, the first of an openly gay man in any Christian denomination, has deeply divided the church and put Robinson’s very life in danger.

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  • LGBT Religious Organizations

    LGBT Religious Organizations

    Homosexuality occurs across races, ethnicities, and even religions. While most major organized religions interpret their scriptures in opposition to homosexuality, various denominations, sects, and faith-based groups have embraced LGBT parishioners. We've gathered a list of some of the LGBT groups in a variety of denominations within the United States, from Catholicism, Judaism, Mormonism, and Islam.

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  • From the Blog

    Gene Robinson in his bishop’s attire standing at the altar

    Macky Alston on the Making of Love Free or Die

    Filmmaker Macky Alston returns to Independent Lens this season with his new film Love Free or Die. He discussed the genesis of his latest work with us and the very personal angle from which he chose and profiled his subject.

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  • Talkback

    Bishop Robinson gestures toward parishioners in the first pew as he delivers a sermon.

    Much of the arguments surrounding homosexuality and Christianity center around the Old Testament, much of which is routinely ignored in modern Christian life. When you wonder, “What would Jesus do?” what do you believe is the answer?

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