Award-winning documentary to be screened at Lock Haven University
March 22, 2012
Lock Haven University will hold a screening of the award-winning documentary “Fish Out of Water” on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 in room S06-07 of Bentley Dining Hall. This is a free event and the public is invited to attend.
“Fish Out of Water” (2009) uses animation and interviews to examine the seven Bible verses most often used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination. Director Ky Dickens shows, through animated illustrations of the oft-quoted Bible passages and revelatory commentary by celebrated scholars, that the Bible is often misinterpreted and misquoted regarding same-sex relationships. “Fish Out of Water” takes its subject seriously, but not too seriously, and while it explodes the conventional arguments of hate, it returns finally to a deep belief in God’s unqualified love.
Following the presentation, Dr. Lynn Bruner, associate professor of psychology, and Reverend Patty Dodds of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ will lead a discussion.
Dr. Lynn A. Bruner is an associate professor of Psychology at Lock Haven University, where she has been teaching since 2003. She is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. An avid reader of theology and studier of the Bible, she is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lock Haven, and also attends services at Commonplace Church, which meets at Avenue 209.
The Reverend Patty Dodds has been the pastor of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Lock Haven since 2008. She has her BS from Millersville University and MDiv from Lancaster Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and previously served as an associate pastor and youth director for a church in Ephrata, Pa. She is a member of PFLAG and is "Safe Zone" certified at LHU.
The presentation is sponsored by LHU President’s Commission on LGBT Affairs. For further information, please contact Dr. Rick Schulze at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.