Equal rights and religious freedom collide when three gay and lesbian Lutheran pastors seek ordination. 

In just sixty minutes, Call to Witness captures not only an important piece of history, but also illustrates why religious debates are so essential to our struggle for civil rights."

Jim Mitulski, LGBT Outreach Coordinator, James Hormel Center, SF

Call to Witness focuses on three extraordinary people who are willing to put their lives on the line for what they believe in. This video is an excellent discussion starter and historical document. It makes an important contribution to any religious or lgbt studies curricula.


"Call to Witness goes behind the angry rhetoric to paint a compelling picture of a denomination's struggle to come to terms with its gay and lesbian congregants. It is an enlightened meditation on an issue that threatens to tear our nation apart and should be required viewing for both sides of the cultural divide."

Chris Bull, Washington Correspondent, The Advocate

"Call to Witness is both an elegy to shattered lives and ruined careers and a testimony to the courage and commitment of queer pastors and their partners who are engaged in one of the most important and controversial battles of our time."

Outfest, The LA Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

"The stories in Call to Witness need to be heard..."

Bishop Emeritus Paul Egertson, SW CA Synod, ELCA