Lead With Love
(2017) - 82 min
Notoriously anti-gay conservative evangelical megachurch Mars Hill landed in Portland, Oregon in 2011. The public reacted swiftly in protest of the arrival of these unwelcome ideals, and the media picked up the story of their purchase of “the castle” immediately. When local musician and LGBTQ activist Logan Lynn, who was working as the spokesperson and publicist for Portland’s Q Center at the time, was quoted in The Oregonian as saying he would “extend an olive branch“ and “be respectful of them and try to make friends“– and then proceeded to do just that— all hell broke loose in the media, as well as in the community. From broken windows to broken hearts, through death threats and violence, this is the true story of what can happen when sworn enemies set aside their differences and get to know one another as people.