“How can people connect with each other when their beliefs, values, and practices deeply differ, distress, and even offend each other?”
This question is the premise behind a documentary currently being filmed called Compelling Love. The film is about sexuality, gender identity, Christianity, and how people can love one another despite their differences.
The producers of this film will be in the Chicagoland area from June 5 – 8 filming people’s stories. They are looking for folks who are willing to share their journeys of faith and sexuality/gender identity. Several friends of The Marin Foundation have already signed up to be interviewed.
To see trailers and information about the film please go to:
Here is the description of the film from their website:
How can people connect with each other when their beliefs, values, and practices deeply differ, distress, and even offend each other? This film is an attempt to shine light on that very question by allowing people to tell their personal stories regarding the concept of sexual identity.
Our purpose is to bring people together to create awareness, challenge stereotypes, initiate conversations, and most importantly, connect people in a way that goes beyond intolerance or tolerance, to something much deeper.
For many of us, it is the love of God as demonstrated through Jesus Christ that compels us to make this ﬁlm. For others, it is the simple need recognized in all humanity, which transcends all barriers—love.
It is our hope that, through allowing people to open up about their personal experiences, this documentary can help people begin to make an honest evaluation of what others believe, and then connect with those people in honest, loving relationships, regardless of their differences.
This project invites us all to attempt to listen and learn about ourselves and others, and to ultimately respond to each other in an uncommon way—with Compelling Love.
Once completed, this documentary will be available online, free of charge.