Graduate Theological Union
Film Showing: Love Free or Die
Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Free and open to the public
Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since. Love Free or Die follows Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North Country to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality – inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history. Directed by Macky Alsto, and winner of the Special Jury Prize for documentary at Sundance 2012.