Director/producer Daniel Karslake has done it again. Since 2007, Karslake’s award winning documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So”, has remained one of the top films in the faith/sexuality genre. It’s been a powerful tool to help Christians questioning conservative beliefs and others who need education. It would be impossible to count the lives that have been impacted and relationships restored through that powerful documentary; and it’s hard to imagine it could be topped. But Karslake’s new work “For They No Not What They Do” takes it to a new level.
The personal stories, so powerfully told in this new documentary, make for riveting viewing and touch every emotion. Many of us are aware of the intense struggle individuals of faith experience resolving faith, sexuality or gender identity and how entwined this is also with those we love and love us. It doesn’t always work out well.
“For They No Not What They Do” will not only give hope and strength to those still on the journey but also inform others, in and out of the rainbow family, of our lived experience. The title is biblical and incredibly apt. As I often say, “the enemy is not religious organizations, individuals or churches; the enemy is ignorance”. This documentary will help overcome that ignorance as people are deeply touched by the honest, heartfelt, and at times, heart-wrenching journeys unfolding before them on the screen.
The insightful words of well-known leaders in the rainbow community, so beautifully intertwined with the personal narratives, adds to the integrity of the film and makes “For They No Not What They Do” a memorable experience. A must see and a must share for sure.
Anthony Venn-Brown OAM
Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI). Author of the bestseller ‘A Life of Unlearning – a preacher’s struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith’. Honoured to be twice voted one of the 25 Most Influential Gay & Lesbian Australians