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Once again the WBC (Westboro Baptist Church) is rearing it’s ugly head this time to protest Kevin Smith’s new film Red State at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23rd.  Check out the full flyer (click here), but here’s a couple of excerpts:

His newest flick, “Red State,” mocks the servants of God & calls good evil, and evil good.

Smith’s punishment in Hell for his hatred will be administered by the Jesus he blasphemes daily. “…he shall be tormented with fire & brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, & in the presence of the Lamb: & the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever & ever: & they have no rest day nor night.” (Rev 14:10-11)

Kevin’s response on Twitter (@ThatKevinSmith)


That’s one of the things I like about Kevin Smith.  He promotes his stuff anyway he can.  Joining the protest . . . that’s great . . . wait a darn minute . . . Kevin’s done it before!  Back when Dogma was getting the protester treatment!

I wonder if anyone at the protest even knew what Kevin looked like?

Kevin talks about his decision to protest his own movie here, it’s classically Kevin Smith funny.  I hope he does it again and joins the WBC protest.  Get a nerdy sign made, protest his movie, and get more free publicity.  That would be the “tongue in cheek” kind of humor that most people know him for.

For anyone considering counter-protesting the WBC at this or other WBC protests please keep reading.

Writer John Scalzi  had some interesting points about WBC and their tactics.  Scalzi linked to a rather interesting article about the why and the way the WBC does the things it does.  This is definitely required reading for anyone planning a counter protest.

Lets give Kevin some ideas for the sign he should hold when protesting his own movie . . .

Category: Film, WTF?

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