What is the film about?

John, Mark and Marian grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist church, a worldwide denomination with 14 million members. They are also gay. Caught in the middle between who they are and a conservative denomination that teaches that homosexual relationships are a sin, they must choose between intimacy and the community they know and trust. Or is there a way to reconcile their faith and their identity?

People we've met

We met a young man who spent five years in a “change ministry.” He only recently started to explore the idea that he might not be able to change--and maybe God is okay with that.

We met another young man who isn’t out to his family and fears what will happen if/when they find out he’s gay. He’s from a country where LGBT individuals literally face the possibility of persecution and even death.

We met a woman who is worried about her job within the Adventist church if it’s known that she identifies as a lesbian.

We met a group of gay students on an Adventist campus who are actively trying to decide what God calls them to--must they be celibate? Or does a God of love understand their desire for a family? They’re looking for answers and an earnest conversation.

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Seventh-Gay Adventists, the documentary, Enough Room at the Table, the companion dialogue film, and the new Outspoken film series, are all completely independent, non-for-profit productions that have been funded almost entirely by tax-deductible donations from individuals who are committed to the vision of sharing these stories and making love and listening a priority in their homes, churches, and communities. Being independent has given us full editorial control and much-needed freedom to tell the stories of LGBT+ Adventists in an honest and authentic manner, but it also means that we tend to always need to remind people that this work requires the ongoing support of the grassroots community that has made it possible to continue making a difference.

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Watchfire Films
Seventh-Gay Adventists, Enough Room at the Table,  & Outspoken