Now that I've watched the two series' and some other things about them etc, I am in complete shock. I don't even know what else to say but that I am in shock!
Some of it doesn't even make any sense - for example, Shirley Phelps carried on that all homosexuals come under the banner of adultery commandment, simply because there are men out there cheating on their wives with other men so therefore all gay activity is covered by the adultery commandment.
I believe they are a cult, absolutely! Very sick and disturbed people and what they do to their children is just horrid.
What shocks me is that there is currently only about 40 members of the "church". Usually when things like this get a lot of media attention then more random idiots jump on the bandwagon, but I'm not seeing that here.
They are very into keeping their cult among themselves. As they said in the doco, they are not interested in saving anyone, but just spreading the word so that everyone knows they are going to hell (basically).
What I also found interesting is the level of anger in these people. You can literally feel the anger pouring out of them when they start sprouting their crap.
Now, I am by no means even remotely religious but I respect others rights to believe in whatever they want. But in all honesty, I have no respect for what these people do and I am judging them nine ways to sunday right now.
ETA: the other part that sickens me is their rejoicing in other peoples pain, because apparently it is Gods will. So everyone outside of the church is a sinner and going to hell. No two ways about it according to them.
Edited by Mexy, 05 March 2012 - 08:55 PM.