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An act of love.

Other author/creatorSheppard, Scott, film director.
Other author/creatorAn Act of Love Film (Firm), distributor.
Other author/creatorKanopy (Firm), distributor.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication Info An Act of Love Film, 2016.
Publication Info [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Description1 online resource (streaming video file) (88 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Supplemental Content A Kanopy streaming video
Supplemental Content Cover Image
Subject(s)
Abstract This award-winning film addresses the emotional intersections of religious tradition, LGBTQ rights, and family ties. Reverend Frank Schaefer was put on trial in the United Methodist Church for officiating his son's same-sex wedding. At the beginning of his career, Schaefer had no intention of getting involved in the controversy over gay marriage in the Church. However, several years into Frank's ministry at a small church in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, his eldest son, Tim, began to quietly struggle with his sexual orientation. Amidst fear of rejection from his Church and his family, Tim became withdrawn and teetered on the verge of suicide. Tim never felt comfortable in Lebanon, so he moved to Boston for college in an effort to live in a more progressive area. It was in Boston where he met his future husband. After college, they were married in a private service in Massachusetts, where Frank officiated. The Schaefers knew that having Frank officiate Tim's wedding was a risk to his career, but they figured since it was a private family affair that it wouldn't ruffle any feathers. They were wrong. This compelling documentary chronicles the Schaefer family's struggle and the movement for LGBTQ equality in the nation's second largest protestant denomination.
General noteTitle from title frames.
Date/time/place of a event noteOriginally produced by An Act of Love Film in 2016.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web.
Genre/formDocumentary films.
Publisher number2444494 Kanopy

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