Can a Church Preach Love and Discriminate at the Same Time?

LOVE FREE OR DIE  is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner Mark. It is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity-and one man’s struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits.

 In the film, Gene Robinson becomes the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christendom. Bishop Robinson’s elevation in the sleepy New Hampshire diocese in 2003 ignited a worldwide firestorm in the Anglican Communion, one that has become so heated that there is still a chance of a schism in the 80 million-member denomination. One year after being muzzled by the Archbishop of Canterbury, he finds himself speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at Barack Obama’s Inauguration. Gene Robinson confronts those who use religion as an instrument of oppression, and claims a place in the church and society, not just for LGBT people, but for all.

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  1. The message of denouncing homosexuality isn't “oppression” any more than denouncing pedophilia or murder. Sexual perversion is sinful behavior and outside of the boundaries that God Himself set for His creation. Instead of trying to create God in our image, we must be reminded that He created us in HIS image, male and female, both a portrait of His Person and divine attributes. It is only when a man and a woman come together, married as one person, in covenant with Christ, that the complete image of God can be exhibited properly. It is then that the natural order of things can cause procreation, according to His design. Anything outside of that is perversion. Nothing to do with love/hate.

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