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Casting Begins on Kevin Smith’s Red State?

Casting Begins on Kevin Smith's Red State?Given that today is the day that religious fundamentalists plan to picket outside of Comic-Con, it almost seems poetic that we bring you a little bit of news on Kevin Smith’s new flick that pertains to fundamentalism gone horribly awry.

Bloody Disgusting reports that casting is officially under way on Smith’s Red State with shooting scheduled to begin this August in Los Angeles.

Red State is said to be inspired by a true case of terrifying extremism taking place in Topeka, Kansas. Specifically the Westboro Baptist Church.

Those who follow the news closely may be aware of the church, which is run by a man named Fred Phelps. He and his followers believe that homosexuality is the root cause of almost every single problem in American history, a belief that is conveyed through websites like GodHatesFags.com and GodHatesAmerica.com. Ironic that it’s really only in America that such a person would be able to freely express his admittedly idiotic and close-minded viewpoint and gain national attention because of it.

Look for more soon!

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Steve Barton

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  • KDTalon

    I live in Topeka. Phelps and his cult (it’s mostly a Phelps family business, by the way) will love having a movie based on them. They thrive on whatever publicity they can get.