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Fall from Grace - 5 out of 5
***FURTHER DISCLAIMER***My own biases of the Westboro Baptist Church is in no way hidden in this review. So if you support the WBC or, more accurately, are a member of the WBC (because there aren't many outside the Phelps family that DOES support them) then I say this with all the respect I can muster for you evil people: FUCK YOU!
Need some rage material? Need something that will make you want to turn into the Incredible Hulk and SMASH? Than look no further than this 2007 documentary about the Westboro Baptist Church. Within seconds of it starting, you'll be looking for a lamp to throw at your television set.
If you've been living under a rock, the Westboro Baptist Church is a...well, let's call it like it is--it's a cult run by closeted homosexual Fred Phelps who preaches that God hates fags. This documentary showcases the insane family and hateful world views that the self-loathing gay man Phelps has raised his flock to be. It shows that everyone from his children to his grandchildren have consumed his spiteful Kool-Aid and have joined him in his ventures to picket soldiers' funerals and other events like 1st Amendment Lessons (yeah, that's right, they picket classes that teach people about the very thing that allows these A-holes to picket) to gay pride celebrations and even Comic Con last year (okay, the documentary didn't show that but in 2010, the WBC actually protested Comic Con. But my fellow geeks were ready and sent them packing as they trolled the shit out of them!)
Now you're probably wondering why I keep calling old Freddy Bear a closeted homosexual. I have good reason. While the documentary doesn't talk about it, there is no doubt in my mind that Mr. Phelps LOVES the cock. Look at the past preachers who all took extreme stances on homosexuality: Ted Haggard, Larry Craig, Mark Foley, Glenn Murphy Jr., Bob Allen, etc. What did they all have in common? Homosexual sex. Hey Phelps, you ever heard of the phrase "he doth protest too much?"
This popular theory aside (and it is popular) this documentary is really interesting as it shows how deeply committed the family is to their own insanity and how the community despises them. This also creates a second emotion as it will nearly make you shit your pants with fear as you watch the children spill this hateful rhetoric.
While this is a fantastic documentary showing the downright frightful ways of this unbelievably hateful and evil cult run by a self-loathing, masochistic closet homosexual, I realize that by my actual viewing of this film, I am only further servicing the psychotic ways of the Phelps clan. While the documentary doesn't show them in a good light, in their sick heads, they actually believe that if they showcase their message and even if people don't agree, they've done their job right. Yeah, in their sick heads, they think they accomplished something. But all I can say is this: I can't wait till Fred Phelps dies so I can make a pilgrimage to Kansas and protest his funeral with a sign that reads, "God Hates Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church."