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Fish Out of Water (2009)

A documentary that faces down the controversies between homosexuality and religion, examining Bible verses quoted as condemnatory and discussing alternative meanings.

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Credited cast:
Terri Abbott ...
Herself - LGBTQ Community
James Bankston ...
Himself - Clergy (as Rev. Dr. Jim Bankston) (as Rev. Dr. James Bankston)
Ryan Barrett ...
Himself - LGBTQ Community
Trish Bendix ...
Herself - LGBTQ Community
Ian Bonner ...
Himself - LGBTQ Community
Deana Boozer ...
Herself - LGBTQ Community
Sam Bryer ...
Himself - LGBTQ Community
Gabriela Caro ...
Herself - LGBTQ Community (as Gabriela Caro) (as Gabriel Caro)
Daylene Christensen ...
Herself - LGBTQ Community
Frederick Clarkson ...
Himself - Author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy
Sheldon Culver ...
Herself - United Church of Christ, Conference Minister / Co-Author of SteepleJacking (as Rev. Dr. Sheldon Culver)
Candice C. Cusic ...
Herself - LGBTQ Community
Gregory Dell ...
Himself - Senior Pastor, Retired, Broadway United Methodist Church, Illinois (as Rev. Greg Dell) (as Rev. Gregory Del retired)
Gerald J. DeSobe ...
Himself - Former President American Association of Pastoral Counselors (as Rev. Dr Gerald J. DeSobe LPC)
Ky Dickens ...
Herself - Narrator (voice)
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Fish out of Water tackles the seven Bible verses used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination. This feature documentary uses humor and original animation to make a traditionally complex and controversial topic accessible to those who don't like talking about religion and sexuality. Fish out of Water dives into the underbelly of America, crisscrosses red and blue states and talks to ministers from every denomination to uncover America's impassioned relationship with homosexuality and the Bible. With slapstick animation and quirky interviews taken everywhere from barbershops to mega churches, Fish out of Water delivers a voice to the oppressed and informs to the misled. Most importantly, Fish out of Water sits down with hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender folks to impart their experiences with faith and sexuality. This unique lens spans across culture, race, religion, age, socio-economic level and puts a relatable face on the themes of Fish out of ... Written by Ky Dickens

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What does the Bible really say about being gay? See more »


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Even though writer/director/producer Ky Dickens narrates the film, the only visual image of her to appear on screen is an animated avatar. See more »

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Lawrence King murdered February 12, 2008 See more »

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Features Boys Beware (1961) See more »

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Fish Out of Water (2009)
23 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is well documented uses scripture it keeps your interest going it is fast pace. I would like to say that God does love a gay person however even though He does love gay people does not mean He approves this lifestyle. God does not want you to be deceived. He loves you too much. The bible does say there will be severe consequences and whether you accept it as truth or not does not make it any less true. He is the only one who can set you free the choice is up to you. He wants you as you are and if you give Him permission He will totally transform the person that you are to the one God says you can be. He is waiting with love and open arms He will not take anyone by force.


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