January 24, 2009

Prayers for Bobby

Our household just finished watching the premiere of this movie on the Lifetime network. It was wonderful, just wonderful. It is ultimately a story of redemption, of a woman named Mary Griffith who used the interpretation she had been taught of the Bible to ultimately drive her son to suicide but learned from that horrible mistake and has worked tirelessly to prevent other young people from taking their own lives.

If you have a gay child or know anyone who does, I urge you to watch this movie. Here is the schedule of scheduled encores.

It must be thought provoking because Focus on the Family warned conservative Christians not to watch it, since after all they are a group that discourages independent thought.


  1. I watched it as well and thought it was pretty well done. Although the SF Chronicle's critic found fault with it I would recommend it to any family struggling with this issue.

  2. As is often the case, the movie had a few discrepancies from the book, but I still enjoyed the movie and thought Ms. Weaver gave a remarkable performance.

  3. I loved this movie! It was touching and to the point. I cant wait to read the book.

  4. I'm excited about seeing this. I love Sigourney Weaver!