Thanks for watching Through My Eyes!
I made this film back in 2009 as a tool to help Christian families, churches, and leaders see the human side of the so-called “homosexuality debate.” Too often, we’ve debated about sexual orientation and gender identity in the abstract without considering the humanity of the people we’re talking about.
Since the release of Through My Eyes, it’s been shown in churches and Bible study groups, used to train Christian university counseling staff, and provided a jumping-off point for young Christians wanting to discuss these issues with their parents. I’ve received countless messages from people telling me that it changed how they thought about these issues and helped them have more compassion. I couldn’t ask for anything better.
You don’t need my permission to show the YouTube version of this film in your church or group, though I’d love to hear about it if you do. I’m also happy to supply you with the film in a different format to make it easier to show; just click this contact link and let me know what you have in mind.
If you’re looking for more information or support regarding LGBTQ issues and Christianity, here are some resources you may find helpful:
My book Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate shares my own story, but goes into more depth on questions the film doesn’t address: Why are people gay? What does the Bible say about all this? What are specific ways the church can show more love, even if we continue to disagree? Torn is available in print, electronic, and audio formats.
The GeekyJustin YouTube channel includes lots of other videos about LGBTQ issues and Christianity, including a series of video interviews with Christian leaders and thinkers about sexual orientation, gender identity, the Bible, and more. Some of my favorites are also listed on this page.
If you’re a Christian parent with an LGBTQ child, I’ve created a special page of parent-friendly resources just for you.
An important new resource center for Christians on this subject will be launching this year at GayChristian.Net. As of August 2020, it hasn’t launched yet, but I recommend bookmarking it to check out shortly. Despite the name, the site will also include resources on gender identity and related issues in addition to resources on sexual orientation.
If you’re looking for more on the Bible side of this question, I recommend checking out this Bible page of my website, which offers information on different perspectives within Christianity.