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Fall from Grace (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 March 2007 (USA)
The shocking story of Rev. Fred Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church, those who oppose it, and those who chose to leave it all behind.

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Bill Bunten ...
Himself, Mayor, city of Topeka
Warren Carter ...
Himself, Prof, Saint Paul School of Theology (as Dr. Warren Carter)
Kelly Franz ...
Herself
Jeff Gannon ...
Himself, Pastor
Pedro L. Irigonegaray ...
Himself (as Pedro Irigonegaray)
George E. King Jr. ...
Himself, Pastor
Ed Klump ...
Himself, Police Chief, city of Topeka
Mike 'Gunner' Minor ...
Himself, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
Fred Phelps ...
Himself
Jonathan Phelps ...
Himself
Sara Phelps ...
Herself
Timothy Phelps ...
Himself
Rebekah Phelps-Roper ...
Herself
Shirley Phelps-Roper ...
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The first feature-length documentary to explore the hate-filled world of Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, KS. Since the mid-90s, 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 your tears," "Thank God for dead soldiers," the 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' 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. Written by KRJ

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Religious intolerance, accept it or shut it out
13 November 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I'll be honest from the get-go: I haven't seen this film, but would like to. I despise the rev. message of hatred and intolerance, and I think even God would agree with that, but I don't hate him. However, even the film is likely very well done, nothing Phelps and his ilk have to say, will get me to understand/respect him, cause he doesn't know the meaning of the word,why should I show him any back? I know a lot of religious people will disagree with that, because of Jesus' teachings, but I do believe in an eye for an eye, within reason, of course. As for loving your enemies, with people like Phelps, I find that almost impossible, and will not back down from that opinion. I don't believe God hates anyone, but some of our actions, I do believe he frowns upon: killing, raping, prejudice/hatred, the list could go on, but I'm running out of steam.I don't claim to be an expert by any spectrum, but I'm hoping readers get something out of this comment, I try very hard not to step on anyone's toes, but it sometimes backfires.

Update, August 28, 2012) well I just watched this on Netflix last night, and I'm sorry to say that my intitial review pretty much sums it up, basically, I don't have that much to add. However, I'll leave you with this: even though it may anger you, it's required viewing for anyone who wants to join the civil rights movement, so you know what you're dealing with, too bad it only scratches the surface.


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