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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Love Free or Die | Trailer | PBS

Duration: 01:30
Program: Independent Lens #1403
Broadcast Date: Oct. 20, 2012

Watch the full-length episode at video.pbs.org www.itvs.org Premiering October 29, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org Love Free or Die begins with the story of a man whose two defining passions are in conflict: his love for God and his love for his partner, Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay bishop in the high church traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats nearly every day since. Bishop Robinson refuses to leave the church that has taught for centuries it has no place for people like him. And he refuses to leave the man he loves, even though he has been taught it is God's will for him to do so. And of course he is not alone. Bishop Robinson lives in a nation and a world in which many are caught in this ultimate double bind. Love Free or Die documents the lives of Bishop Robinson and a host of others in the church/state struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in America. Shot over three years, Love Free or Die reveals from the intimate inside how our culture and our laws change due to the convictions, courage and commitments of specific individuals and communities. Bishop Robinson as he changes hearts and minds on the LGBT equality issue, from working class towns in the northern mountains of New Hampshire to the Lincoln Memorial at Barack Obama's inauguration. The film shows how Robinson's witness leads to cultural ...

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Post Date: October 20, 2012