This is inspired by the “Let’s paint a rainbow house across from the Westboro Church” meme on Facebook from several weeks ago, as well as the newest “Let’s whine about WBC threatening to picket the funerals in Boston” meme. I have avoided writing about this hate group in the past. I’ve hesitated mentioning them on any social media, or even discussing them aloud around anyone I know. I won’t even show a photo of them here or link to any site where you can read about them. I have an understanding about them I feel many well-intentioned people do not, so I want to share that now.
There is a concept in physics known as The Observer Affect, which essentially states that viewing an object inherently changes its bahavior. The results you get from observations are thus tainted unless you significantly alter how you view the object. Documentary filmmakers face a similar obstacle, in that the process of walking around with a camera and shoving it into people’s faces tends to produce altered results. This film, produced by Zach Galifianakis and featuring Joseph Garner, utterly fails to overcome this obstacle.