Sunday, March 22, 2009

Fall From Grace (2007), Documentary about Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church

The first feature-length documentary to explore the hate-filled world of Rev. Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, a group of fanatic, extremist Christians. Since the mid-1990s, this group has participated in nearly 25,000 anti-homosexual demonstrations around the world. With signs that say things like "God hates fags", "You're going to Hell", "Thank God for 9/11", "God hates America", and "Thank God for dead soldiers" at places such as US soliders funerals, this small congregation of 75 members has garnered international attention, especially now that they have targeted military funerals as a venue for their picketing. 'Fall From Grace' basically tells the story of the members of the church, the family and the people who have left. It features interviews with Rev. Phelps, other members of the church, many of its dissenters, and two members that left the church and their family behind.


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