The Making Of A Documentary
Why would someone choose to be gay? And why would they do it in Kansas, a state notoriously tough on gay people?
That was the driving force behind Out Here In Kansas, the directorial debut of longtime journalist Adam Knapp. In the 32-minute documentary, Knapp explores the tumultuous relationship between Christians and the LGBT community.
The documentary centers around three people:
• Burt Humburg, a fundamentalist Christian who realized he was gay as he was winding up his career as an All-American football player.
• Joe Wright, Burt and Adam's former pastor, who was instrumental in making gay marriage illegal in Kansas.
• Adam Knapp himself, who felt God put him in a unique position to seek answers from the polar opposites and tell their story.
Knapp arranged for Humburg and Wright to have a discussion. It was the first time they'd interacted in nearly 20 years. In the meantime, Knapp unexpectedly became part of the story. You can watch the trailer here.