What does the Bible say about same sex marriages? Answer
LESBIAN—What’s wrong with being gay? Answer
Homosexual behavior versus the Bible: Are people born gay? Does homosexuality harm anyone? Is it anyone’s business? Are homosexual and heterosexual relationships equally valid?
What about gays and lesbians needs to change? Answer
It may not be what you think.
Can a gay or lesbian person go to heaven? Answer
If a homosexual accepts Jesus into his heart, but does not want to change his lifestyle, can he/she still go to Heaven?
What should be the attitude of the church toward homosexuals and homosexuality? Answer
Read stories about those who have struggled with homosexuality
EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR—Adultery in the Bible
Should I save sex for marriage? Answer
How far is too far? What are the guidelines for dating relationships? Answer
MALE AND FEMALE NUDITY—Why are humans supposed to wear clothes? Answer
Drunkenness in the Bible
How can I tell if I’m getting addicted to pornography or sex? Answer
How can I deal with temptations? Answer
Marriage in the Bible
Is formalized marriage becoming obsolete? Answer
Many people are convinced that traditional marriages don’t work and that this practice should be abandoned. What does the Bible say about marriage?
What are the consequences of racial prejudice and false beliefs about the origin of races? Answer
Sin and the Bible
Fall of man to sin
sperm donor / artificial insemination
|Featuring||Annette Bening (Nic), Julianne Moore (Jules), Mark Ruffalo (Paul), Mia Wasikowska (Joni), Josh Hutcherson (Laser), Joseph Stephens Jr. (Mailman), Yaya DaCosta (Tanya), Rachael Lee (Teen partygoer—uncredited), Kunal Sharma (Jai), Eddie Hassell (Clay), Zosia Mamet (Sasha), Joaquín Garrido (Luis), Rebecca Lawrence (Brooke), Lisa Eisner (Stella), Eric Eisner (Joel), Sasha Spielberg (Waify Girl), James MacDonald (Clay’s Dad), Margo Victor (Bartender), Amy Grabow (Pregnant Woman), Stuart Blumberg (Sous-chef)|
|Producer||Mandalay Vision, Saint Aire Production, 10th Hole Productions, Antidote Films, Artist International Management, Artist International, Gilbert Films, UGC PH, Charles E. Bush Jr., Gary Gilbert, J. Todd Harris, Philippe Hellmann, Jordan Horowitz, Neil Katz, Todd J. Labarowski, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Riva Marker, Camille Moreau, Joel Newton, Anne O'Shea, Celine Rattray, Laura Rosenthal, Andy Sawyer, Steven Saxton, Christy Scott Cashman, Ron Stein, Bergen Swanson, Daniela Taplin Lundberg|
“Nic and Jules had the perfect family, until they met the man who made it all possible.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A lesbian couple, Nic and Jules (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore), live with their teenage children, Joni and Laser (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson), in a cozy craftsman bungalow in Los Angeles. As Joni prepares for college, her younger brother pesters her for a big favor-help him find their biological father. Against her better judgment, she makes a call to the sperm bank; the bank, in turn, calls Paul (Mark Ruffalo) and asks him if he’s willing to meet his daughter. He agrees, and a complicated new chapter begins for the family.
Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her ‘nine to five’ life, sometimes trying to start a business—always unsuccessfully—or being the stay at home mom. She is currently trying to start a landscape design business. They have two teen-aged children, Joni and Laser, Nic who is Joni’s biological mother, and Jules who is Laser’s biological mother. Although not exact replicas, each offspring does more closely resemble his/her biological mother in temperament. Joni and Laser are also half-siblings, having the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni’s eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser, only fifteen and underage to do so, pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat reluctantly, she does.
He is late thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Despite his seemingly successful businesses, Paul has always shirked responsibility, most specifically in his personal life. After Joni and Laser meet with Paul, Nic and Jules learn what their children have done, and although they don’t want Paul infiltrating their lives, they want to meet him especially as Joni and Laser seem to want to maintain some sort of relationship with him. As Paul’s relationship with the entire family grows, which also includes him hiring Jules to design and construct his back yard, they have an effect on what he wants in life, and he in turn affects the family dynamic as well as each person’s relationships outside of the family.”
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.