Can you be gay and be a Christian? What if someone genuinely feels trapped in the wrong body? Did God make me this way? Is change even possible? It seems every church in America is filled with hurting people asking these tough questions and now there is a new powerful documentary tackling these controversial topics.
In His Image: Delighting in God’s Plan for Gender and Sexuality was released on October 20th and it’s causing quite a stir in the evangelical world. “I fully believe every pastor and counselor and layman in the church should watch In His Image,” said Dr. James Dobson legendary family advocate and founder of Family Talk Radio. “It is both compassionate and truthful.”
And people certainly are watching it! So far, over 336,000 people have streamed the film and the filmmakers have received thousands of letters, phone calls and emails. Most are from Christian parents of prodigal children who are struggling with the issues mentioned in the film. Some are from individual strugglers themselves who have expressed, with tears, their gratefulness for this resource.
One viewer had this to say after watching the film, “I am almost speechless. Jesus, I thank you for empowering everyone involved in this project to speak boldly your truth, and for your power that radically transformed every former LGBT member in this documentary. I am in tears at your love and redemptive power. I am so full. I pray this film goes viral Lord unto your glory.”
This prayer for the film to “go viral” has been the prayer by the American Family Association since the film’s inception. Though they had originally planned to release the film in theaters this fall, the pandemic altered their plans in a divinely directed way. The creators of the film were able to release the film for free and they believe God’s timing for this was perfect.
“At first we thought with everything going on in the world, people would be too distracted to watch, but I think a lot of people are at home more or in quarantine and are looking for things to watch,” says film director, Kendra White. “We have been blown away by the film’s response and it is so evident to us that this film was supposed to be release now… ‘for such a time as this.’ We believe that this is just the beginning and the testimonies of transformed lives are just starting to pour it.”
Many local pastors are also responding to this film and have requested a church screening kit so they can play the film for their congregation. If you would like to learn more about the film, visit inhisimage.movie