An Act of Love

Directed by Scott Sheppard

Year: 2015
Running Time: 86
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S., Germany
Language: English
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An Act of Love

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Frank Schaefer

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Directed by Scott Sheppard


Reverend Frank Schaefer never set out to be an activist, but after officiating the same-sex wedding of his son, the United Methodist Church put him on trial, igniting a media firestorm. Schaefer’s act of parental love for his gay son thrust him to the forefront of a decades-long movement for LGBTQ+ equality in the nation’s second-largest protestant denomination. This gripping documentary plays out like a courtroom drama, chronicling the Schaefer family’s struggle and the divide in a mainstream church facing cultural shifts.

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