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Family Fundamentals (2002)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Bennett Brian Bennett ... Self
Kathleen Bremner Kathleen Bremner ... Self - Expert Psychologist
Paul Bremner Paul Bremner ... Self - Kathleen's husband
Guy Foti Guy Foti ... Self - David's partner
David Jester David Jester ... Self - Kathleen's grandson
Susan Jester Susan Jester ... Self - Kathleen's daughter
Brett Mathews Brett Mathews ... Self - Son of a Mormon Bishop
Cynthia Alardo Cynthia Alardo ... Self
Phil Alardo Phil Alardo ... Self
Dolores Horsman Dolores Horsman ... Self - Conference Committee Chair
Welda Koenig Welda Koenig ... Self
William Koenig William Koenig ... Self (as Rev. William Koenig)
John McGraw John McGraw ... Self - California Republican Party Chair, 2000
Shawn Steel Shawn Steel ... Self - California Republucan Party Chair, 2001
Manuel Taboada Manuel Taboada ... Self
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What happens when three Christian families have children who "become homosexual?"

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Wings of Joy
by Joan Winmill Brown
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The daughter of Bill and Welda Koenig adds her comment
17 December 2008 | by reedkoenigSee all my reviews

I am the daughter of Bill and Welda Koenig. I have been with my wife for almost 13 years and we have 2 beautiful children. Until very recently, I had an ongoing (though awkward) relationship with my parents. They had accepted my children as their grandchildren, and visitations mostly centered around the kids. I have never been blind to my parents' views, that they consider my relationship an abomination, and my wife and I have come very close many times to cutting off ties with them. When my son was born in 2005, they seemed to come around, and our conversations became more civil. Then the Proposition 8 debacle came up. I had a very bad cold the Monday before the vote. I had very little voice, but I talked to my mother on the phone. I spent 20 minutes pleading with her to abstain from a Yes vote. I didn't expect she would ever vote No, but I could live with an abstention. She refused. I have lived under their threats of "consequences" my whole life, and now the tables had turned. My sadness came at my mother's unwillingness to give an inch, even though her vote wouldn't have change the outcome. At that moment, her love for me seemed petty and conditional. I realized that her decisions have never been made for my family's best interests, neither our legal nor financial well-being. So I was going to do what she would never do for me: protect my children, vigorously, from any and all threats to their well-being. As everyone knows, a documentary only tells part of the story. The story goes on. Thanks to Arthur for giving voice to average people like me who've decided to live honestly. We continue to thrive despite the voices telling us to stay hidden, and in the end, we will win.


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January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,352, 13 October 2002

Gross USA:

$11,344

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,344
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