From Integrity USA‘s website: “Voices of Witness: Out of the Box” is a groundbreaking documentary giving voice to the witness of transgender people of faith. Courageously inviting the viewer into their journeys, the film is ultimately a celebration of hope and the power of God’s love to transcend even seemingly insurmountable obstacles.”
“Gender identity and gender expression are issues that can easily be misunderstood and cannot be wrapped up in a neat little box, so the goal of ‘Out of the Box’ was to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. We have been blessed by a truly amazing cloud of witnesses who shared their stories and their lives with us. It has been a privilege to work with them to take this project from a dream to a reality as we offer their voices of witness to the church and to the world,” said the late Louise Brooks, then Integrity’s Communication Director.
“I believe God is calling us into this conversation now,” said New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, one of the voices featured in the project. “It is an opportunity to get to understand another part of God’s never-ending diversity and another way to live into our baptismal calling to love all God’s children.”
The film will be screened this weekend, June 16, in Visalia, California, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Services are conducted by Priest-in-charge Suzy Ward, at the Congregation B’Nai David Synagogue, 1039 S. Chinowth Street. Sunday church services are at 9 am, with the screening set to begin at 10 am. The public is invited.