Fall From Grace

C&Ler Mr.EMan tipped us to a new documentary made by KU student K. Ryan Jones about Rev. Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church.

fredphelps.jpg Lawrence (KS).com:

We've all seen them.

They are members of the Westboro Baptist Church, led by pastor Fred Phelps. They turn up to picket concerts, speeches and, most notably, military funerals, holding explicit signs that denounce homosexuality.

[..]A new documentary directed by Kansas University film student K. Ryan Jones seeks to shed some light on this murky subject.

[..]His film, "Fall From Grace," showcases the expected to the startling, as Jones is granted unfettered access to the Phelps family. He witnesses sermons at Phelps' Topeka-based church, goes along to protests and conducts interviews with multiple family members.

The most outrageous of these comes during a pool party in which the Phelps grandchildren discuss their favorite anti-gay slogans that they display on signs held during their pickets. Read full article here


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