It started as an interview with a football standout at a small Kansas college. Now, years later, former sports writer Adam Knapp is on a mission to ease the often turbulent relationship between Christians and the gay community.
“I’ve never believed being homosexual is a choice, and my goal for this film is to have certain Christians and certain homosexuals stop spending so much time tearing each other apart,” said Knapp.
Knapp, who used to write for the Wichita Eagle, is directing the short film “Out Here in Kansas.” It’s about physician Burt Humburg, an Andover native who came out of the closet after becoming an All-American lineman at Southwestern College. Coincidentally, Humburg’s former pastor, Joe Wright, was one of the people instrumental in making gay marriage illegal in Kansas.
Knapp says the film has several twists, and takes on new meaning when his own life begins to be impacted by Burt’s story.
The film is expected to be released this summer. On the movie’s website, www.outhereinkansas.com, Knapp said a trailer is coming out soon, and it’s “powerful stuff.”
You can help fund “Out Here in Kansas” at this link.