Kevin Smith & The Westboro Church Protest Of "Red State" In Photos

by thelostboy
January 24, 2011 4:47 AM
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I only have a second, but here's a bunch of photos from the Westboro Baptist Church's protest of Kevin Smith's "Red State" and Smith's own counter-protest (the counter-protest probably had 100+ participants, Westboro had 6). I have to say seeing the fierce and evil insanity that is Shirley Phelps in person (she even stared at me at one point) was pretty intense. I have loads of videos from the protest and from Smith's 30 minute rant after the movie (which was pretty mediocre) where he announced he was self-distributing it... and will get those all up tomorrow. But in the meantime, here's a preview:

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  • jakus | June 1, 2011 3:13 AMReply

    This is great, Mr. Kevin Smith & The Westboro Church Protest Of “Red State” In Photos, and they saying the counter protest probably had 100 plus participants, Westboro had 6. http://www.mahut.co.il/

  • CB | February 15, 2011 1:52 AMReply

    The westboro babtist is not a "church", it is a hate group. They are in it for the money and the press. Most of the members of this "church" are attorneys, so they get away with this. Any one can say they are a "church", that is not going to make you a Church! We in this country let a lot pass for "church". This is not about freedom, it is about being human. The hate is a way to make money, by bringing a Lawsuit against people THEY have provoked. They are running a “church” scam. But, add a bit of crazy on the side just for show.

  • I'm gay bitches, deal with it. | December 29, 2013 6:56 PM

    Church and hate groups are the same thing bud.

  • Jesus of Malibu | January 30, 2011 5:08 AMReply

    Hey you stupid filmmakers go watch what SUNDANCE IS REALLY ABOUT.
    WE ARE THE ONLY FUCKING REAL ARTIST TO STAND UP TO THESE COCK SUCKERS, CAUSE WE DONT CARE WHAT YOU THINK, WE DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THIS SITE, SUNDANCE NOTHING BECAUSE GUESS WHY?
    WE ARE REALL REEEEALLLL ARTIST
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HMu3xT3Pzs
    WATCH ... YOU WOULDNT HAVE THE BALLS TO DO WHAT WE DID.

  • Jesus of Malibu | January 30, 2011 5:05 AMReply

    INDIE WIRE YOU SUCK YOU CANT WRITE A REALS STORY SUNDANCE IS CORRUPT, KEVIN IS A TOTAL THIEF,JOHN COOPER A SCUM BAG AND YOU CANT TELL A STORY OF TRUTH IF YOUR WHOLE SPIRIT AND SOUL DEPENDED ON IT, GO FUCK YOURSELVES YOU COCK SUCKERS, WHO CARES ABOUT YOUR STUPID INTERVIEWS, YOU NOW WHO READS YOUR FUCKING WANKER SITE, LOSERS, ONES WHO NEVER MADE A FILM IN THEIR LIVES
    www.jesusofmalibu.com

  • Jesus of Malibu | January 30, 2011 4:59 AMReply

    PART 1.

    PATHETIC, NOW WE KNOW WHY WE WERE TOLD THIS

    Fri, August 6, 2010 1:14:02 PM
    Subject: RE: Cooper Important regarding misplaced package

    Hi William,

    I'm Lisa, Cooper's assistant. Thank you for your email and I can assure you that Cooper has received all the contents you outlined below. We assumed that you had wanted the film to be considered for the Festival as well and had passed only the DVD on to our submissions department. The DVD has since been returned to Cooper. I apologize for the misunderstanding.

    Thanks,

    Lisa Ogdie

    Assistant to Director, Sundance Film Festival

    Coordinator, Public Programming Initiatives

    Sundance Institute

    8530 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor

    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    310.360.1981 tele
    310.360.1969 fax

    CONTINUE

    From: Lisa Ogdie
    To: William Anais
    Sent: Tue, August 10, 2010 8:27:42 PM
    Subject: RE: Cooper Important regarding misplaced package

    Hi William,

    Cooper is traveling extensively over the next few months and is focused on working through films that have been submitted and are being considered for the Festival your film is not a submission and therefore can not be considered.

    Best,

    Lisa

    Lets see if I get this right?
    Kevin Smith Red State begins casting August 6th, production begins September 22nd, ( do your research) and they blew us off with this letter, when we asked how could we submit a film to without a box, there was nowhere to submit a Trilogy? We only asked that someone tell us how to send our film in, we sent information about our film, AUGUST including the fact that Shirley Phelps and Westboro Baptist, had already petitioned Sundance back in July, here is a link to the Protest site against us and our film.
    http://thechristianappress.blogspot.com/
    No one would respond to us properly, we just couldn't figure it out.
    Until now. Well Kevin Twittered his whole fake staegy high school kids to counter protest, and heres the real catch 9 do your (research) Kevins Red State HWD REPORTER began CASTING ! August 6th ???!!!!
    Production began September 22nd???
    Start to smell something fishy here?
    John Cooper slime bag,watched our film trailers , also controversial, but actually has a purpose unlike Kevins slop shit, and his 17 year relationship ( as told to me by Mehgan / Kevins assistant, with John Cooper, well John took one look at our film, publicity, marketing, and potential, made an immediate phone call and said, Kevin, scrap that other thing your working on, I have got A GREAT IDEA! That film Red State, get it off the shelve, move, get it going ( after all Sept 22 production is a pretty late date for Sundance and HEY what about that Rule you know the September DEAD LINE all filmmakers must submit to, anyways moving on, this is great Kevin cast a Fred Phelps, get on your Twitter wit your 1, 7 Million loser fans with no brains, and get a counter protest going, and this will be great, controversy, Westboro Baptist, the whole nine yards Kevin.

    Hello, hello has anyone recieved our package?

    What a couple of slimebags Cooper and Kevin, no response, could never understand why.
    What did we do?
    I get it, we would have taken away from Kevin, or did Kevin even have a film Westboro and so on when you consider the dates, how pathetic and so now we will bury you even more.
    Read on for those who doubt, truth dont lie.

  • JESUS OF MALIBU | January 30, 2011 4:58 AMReply

    PART 2


    Go to bottom read these e-mails in ORDER, SEE THEIR FINAL, YES FINAL RESPONSE.
    WHAT A JOKE.

    RE: Cooper Important regarding misplaced package
    ...
    From:
    Lisa Ogdie
    ...
    Add to Contacts
    To: William Anais

    Hi William,

    Cooper is traveling extensively over the next few months and is focused on working through films that have been submitted and are being considered for the Festival. I know you've made it very clear that your film is not a submission and therefore can not be considered.

    Best,

    Lisa
    ( Not a single reply, not an explanation, not a thank you for the hand made gift from my wife, not a phone call, not an explanation of how to submit through with a box, or explain how we should cut edit, our 3 part trilogy explained in the letter, not even a " Follow the rules, go fill out the form, but here is the REAL RESPONSE.

    Cooper is on the ohone with Kevin, they think you have a brilliant film and marketing plan, and that controversy sells, youre however that is quite real well will be stolen, marketed, as John talks Kevin into scrapping his project and begin casting right away immediately in August 6th. In the meantime good buddys John and Kevin will conjure up a hokey plan, twitter actors, and highschoolers to make is IF a real protest occures, and well, you have to understand, it is politics, and your film is really to powerful and significant and will totally undermine what Kevin has done, that talentless piece of shit. DONE



    Lisa, You said John has read our e-mail, thank you....??? Can you please be more specific as to when should I be expecting a reply about what is addressed to John in our letter?

    William



    From: Lisa Ogdie
    To: William Anais
    Sent: Tue, August 10, 2010 4:13:54 PM
    Subject: RE: Cooper Important regarding misplaced package

    Hi William,

    Cooper has received and read your email, yes. Thank you for contacting us.

    Best,

    Lisa

    From: William Anais [mailto:william_anais@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 10:26 AM
    To: Lisa Ogdie
    Subject: Re: Cooper Important regarding misplaced package



    Hi Lisa,

    Has John received and read our previous letter/ e-mail attached below?

    William and Anais



    From: Lisa Ogdie
    To: William Anais
    Sent: Fri, August 6, 2010 1:14:02 PM
    Subject: RE: Cooper Important regarding misplaced package

    Hi William,

    I'm Lisa, Cooper's assistant. Thank you for your email and I can assure you that Cooper has received all the contents you outlined below. We assumed that you had wanted the film to be considered for the Festival as well and had passed only the DVD on to our submissions department. The DVD has since been returned to Cooper. I apologize for the misunderstanding.

    Thanks,

    Lisa Ogdie

    Assistant to Director, Sundance Film Festival

    Coordinator, Public Programming Initiatives

    Sundance Institute

    8530 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor

    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    310.360.1981 tele
    310.360.1969 fax



    From: William Anais [mailto:william_anais@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 9:25 AM
    To: John Cooper
    Subject: re: Cooper Important regarding misplaced package



    Dear John Cooper;

    My wife and myself are contacting you in this letter because there has been a mix-up in your office with a package and letter we sent to you personally with several other items.
    This was NOT a film submission and I am writing to your e-mail address so that I will be informed that you have received all the materials we have sent you.

    The letter and contents of our package are important for you to read.

    We have a film trilogy and the without a box submission process does not allow you to be able to submit this, can someone help us and explain what to do?

    We would be willing to drive there on our own gas and time, 1200 miles, to bring our film to you in person, that is not a problem.
    We just want to make sure that it has a chance to get looked at, and so everything is explained in the letter I sent, how do we submit our film?

    William and Anais

  • George | January 30, 2011 1:06 AMReply

    Looks like Shirley was outnumbered by Kevin Smith and his friends....maybe this is God's way of telling Shirley and her bunch to knock it off, as he's really getting tired of those Westboro Baptists.

  • Yikes | January 26, 2011 9:11 AMReply

    The enemies of reason always have a certain glazed over psychotic look. She's got it in spades; she needs to be locked up under the "britney law" (ie - 5150)...

  • Bob Saurdiff | January 24, 2011 7:30 AMReply

    The fag Nag appears to have the eyes of the devil himself. She is by far more scary than anything Kevin Smith could ever imagine.

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