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Fall from grace

Format: DVD 2008
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
For fifteen years the Reverend Fred Phelps has been unleashing a torrent of hate-filled fire and brimstone rhetoric on his congregation at the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, and in this documentary filmmaker K. Ryan Jones sets out to interview both current members of the church and former members have since turned their back on Rev. Phelps and his followers. Well-known for his inflammatory condemnation of the homosexual lifestyle, Rev. Phelps claims that America's tolerance of the homosexual lifestyle is leading the country down the path to certain destruction. In recent years his congregation has courted more controversy than ever by targeting military funerals as a venue to preach their particularly confrontational brand of Christianity. In addition to interviewing the Rev. Phelps and various outspoken members of his fellowship, director Jones also turns his lens towards other dissenters, theologians, and ministers in an effort to explore precisely how religion can be interpreted to suit any agenda given enough passion and a talent for skillful manipulation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Phelps, Fred.
Westboro Baptist Church (Topeka, Kan.)
Hate speech -- United States.
Freedom of speech -- United States.
Homophobia -- United States.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher [United States] :Docurama Films :2008
Distributed by New Video,
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Jones, K. Ryan.
Docurama (Firm)
Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm)
New Video Group.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Special features: Interview with the director ; A screening at Westboro ; trailer.
System Details DVD; widescreen presentation; Dolby digital stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1422914410
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