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Westboro Baptist Church Doco

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:10 pm
by Danieltwotwenty
I was watching tv last night and there happened to be a doco. on westboro baptist church, i was shocked, saddend and angry all at the same time.
What really spooked me was their church service, i didn't see one open Bible and the sermon didnt mention Jesus or any of the teachings from the Bible nor through the whole doco did i see anyone open the good book, i felt sorry for the doco maker as he was not well versed in the Bible and couldn't make an argument to question their belief's suffiently. I wonder if it would have been different coming from someone who has actually studied theology. Has anyone else seen the Doco? not sure what it was called or who made it.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Doco

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:44 pm
by neo-x
they are CRAZY people.

Anyone who cheers the slogan "God Hates [homosexuals]" doesn't know the love of God. I do not think this bunch should even be called a church. The way they treat gays is horrible. No wonder you felt the lack of God's spirit and the Bible in their teachings.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Doco

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:52 pm
by neo-x
oh, btw

this is what was written under Media coverage in the Wikipedia page, you may want to try the doco's mentioned here.

"In 2001, Sundance Channel aired the film A Union in Wait, a documentary about same-sex marriage directed by Ryan Butler. Phelps and members of Westboro Baptist Church appeared in the film after Phelps picketed Wake Forest Baptist Church at Wake Forest University over a proposed same-sex union ceremony.
In 2005, the British TV network British Sky Broadcasting produced an investigative piece using hidden cameras, which included footage of two of Phelps' granddaughters, Libby and Jael.[164] In the testimonial, Libby and Jael explain that they hope and pray that no one outside of Westboro becomes "elect",[164] because they want everyone else in the world to die horribly and burn in Hell,[164] and that even if they did not believe their actions were dictated by God, they would still do and enjoy them anyway.[164] The interview was not part of the hidden camera segment, and although much of the footage was taken without the knowledge or permission of Westboro, the church maintains a link to the entire report on its website.
On April 1, 2007, the British television channel BBC Two broadcast Louis Theroux' The Most Hated Family in America.[165] Theroux has presented a number of documentaries about unusual or unconventional people and groups in the UK, the US and elsewhere.[166] A follow-up documentary by Theroux, America's Most Hated Family in Crisis, broadcast in the UK on April 3, 2011.
The website was prominently featured in The Jeremy Kyle Show, a talk show aired on the ITV network in the United Kingdom on June 5, 2007. Church members Shirley and her daughters had been invited to express their beliefs live via satellite.[citation needed]
In the June 21, 2007, Channel 4 documentary Keith Allen Will Burn in Hell, by Welsh personality Keith Allen, in which Phelps-Roper and some of her children agreed to appear, Phelps-Roper is shown admitting on camera that her oldest son, Samuel Phelps-Roper, was born out of wedlock. Allen found hypocritical Phelps-Roper's vocal condemnation of strangers having sexual congress outside of marriage while she herself was guilty of the same.[167]"

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Doco

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:16 pm
by neo-x
try this link too...thats a hour long doc ... n-america/

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Doco

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:37 am
by Danieltwotwenty
Thanks Neo-x, i will check them out when i get some time on the weekend.

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Doco

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:07 am
by Murray
I've seen that same doco. Very very sad indeed.

I just cannot fathom how you could say such things about dead soldiers, many of whom I assume were christian and probably did not even have a favoriable opinion of homosexuality....

Re: Westboro Baptist Church Doco

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:28 am
by Silvertusk
neo-x wrote:try this link too...thats a hour long doc ... n-america/

Five minutes in and I want to smash my computer screen in - and I am not a violent person. :x :x :x :x :x :x :x