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Discussion on homosexuality and religion set Thursday in Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR -- Willmar's Interfaith Social Justice Series and Ridgewater College's PRISM group is inviting the public to view a documentary and join a discussion on religion and homosexuality.

WILLMAR -- Willmar's Interfaith Social Justice Series and Ridgewater College's PRISM group is inviting the public to view a documentary and join a discussion on religion and homosexuality.

The free event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ridgewater College Theater in Willmar.

"For the Bible Tells Me So" is an award-winning documentary that reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture in the light of Biblical scholarship.

Through the experiences of five Christian American families, viewers will discover different ways that people of faith handle having a gay child or family member. The families include former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and Jacob Reitan's family from Mankato.

Immediately after the 98-minute film, Jacob's parents, Randi and Phil Reitan, will speak about their experiences with the film and their son's sexual orientation.

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The Interfaith Social Justice Series was formed more than a year ago between five local churches. Members choose topics such as homelessness, immigration, economic justice, and environmental justice to explore within and across congregations.

The PRISM Club is Ridgewater College's gay-straight alliance, a student organization that focuses on issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. It strives to bridge differences and to build a positive campus climate.

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