Interviews with film participants

Just as For the Bible Tell Me So has had an impact on audiences around the country, so has the film affected its participants. In the following interviews, they talk about the changes in their own lives.

Tonia Poteat

Tonia Poteat

In For the Bible Tells Me So, conservative Christian pastors David and Brenda Poteat share their struggle to accept their daughter, Tonia, as a lesbian. While a student at Yale University, she came out to her parents in a conversation that – as she recounts in the film – ended up creating a pall of tension in the family.
Mary Lou Wallner

Mary Lou Wallner

Mary Lou Wallner no doubt provides the most tragic story in For the Bible Tells Me So. Raised in a fundamentalist Christian home, she recounts in the film how her judgmentalism toward her lesbian daughter, Anna, drove a wedge between them ...

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