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The Inside Story of Fred Phelps’s Estranged Son and How He Escaped Westboro Baptist Church: VIDEO

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A fascinating trailer has been released for a new Kickstarter-backed documentary film about the story of Nate Phelps – the estranged son of the late Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps.

Via the film’s Kickstarter page:

"Not My Father's Son" will chronicle Nate's story from the years of physical, emotional and mental abuse he suffered at the hands of his father from a young age through his journey toward healing to his subsequent and current fight for justice and equality for all people.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP

Over $8,000 of the $50,000 goal has already been raised. Head over to the Kickstarter campaign here to donate. 

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  1. the strength is must have taken him, and the others who have escaped, to leave the only family they've even known into a world they've been told, since they were children, was full of nothing but evil and sin and The Devil is profound.

    they have all been severely mentally abused. i tip my hat to him, and the others, on their journey from hate into love and light.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 9, 2014 7:31:17 PM

  2. Just amazing to see this. Polar opposites. God bless him for speaking up and speaking out.

    Posted by: Alberto | Jun 9, 2014 8:55:18 PM

  3. It seems to me that the WBC has lost a lot of it's news drawing power with Fred and Shirley gone and the new nutters in charge. Nobody cares what they do anymore.

    Posted by: dards | Jun 10, 2014 8:09:42 AM

  4. If you're going to rant in public you need style and pizazz. Fred actually hadn't led a protest for several years before he died. It was his daughter Shirley doing all the hard work. She even represented the family before the Supreme Court. The new crowd is faceless and bland.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 10, 2014 10:18:10 AM

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