The Free Speech Apocalypse

DVD Release: November 5, 2015
The Free Speech Apocalypse
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Synopsis

Pastor Douglas Wilson was invited to Indiana University to deliver a series of lectures on marriage and family. Wilson was warned about possible protests and potential violence over his “dissenting” opinion but stood behind the lectern anyway. “The Free Speech Apocalypse” documents the intensity that ensued on April 13, 2012, when a group of Midwest college students decided that Wilson’s traditional views were considered “hate speech” and that hurling insults, profanity, and disrupting his attempt to rationally present his views was acceptable.

Darren Doane, director of the ground-breaking documentary, “Collision,” and box-office smash-hit “Unstoppable,” returns with his most bold film to date. “The Free Speech Apocalypse” exposes the strategies of the anti-God, anti-traditional, hyper-liberal elite and offers perspective on the cultural decay that has accelerated over the three years since Wilson’s visit to Indiana University. Worse yet, “The Free Speech Apocalypse” demonstrates the erosion of free speech and religious liberty in America. The right to hold your own opinions is vanishing at an alarming rate, and ordinary Americans must wake up and speak out.

Dove Review

“The Free Speech Apocalypse” is an explosive documentary that deals with hot topics in today’s ever-changing world and society. Doug Wilson, described as a pastor, writer, blogger, guitar player and grandpa, makes an appearance at a college to give a speech. He talks about the well-known sexologist, Alfred Kinsey, who founded a sex research institute at the University of Indiana. His main topic focuses on sexuality and morals.

A lot of students interrupt the fundamentalist Christian, yelling obscenities at him (some beeped out and some not). They accuse him of not being tolerant, while he counters with the fact they don’t seem to be tolerant of him. The gay and lesbian community are particularly incensed at him. A group of them leave the auditorium and stand outside and repeat, “We’re still here! We are queer!” In an interesting part of the documentary, a DVD cover of “Leave It to Beaver: Season Five” is compared to “Jersey Shore: Season Five,” which says “Uncensored” on the cover. The culture has changed dramatically and is evident in the response of various students toward Wilson. To his credit, Wilson keeps his calm, although many of his accusers can’t make that claim.

Another segment includes the couple who refused to bake a same-sex wedding cake and how they were hit with a lawsuit, in addition to the story of Kim Davis, the Kentucky County Clerk who wound up in jail after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Whatever one’s worldview, this documentary shows people from both sides of divisive issues sharing their point of view. Whether people agree with him or not, Wilson attempts to point his listeners to his writings and the Bible for answers. Due to some strong language, not to mention some very graphic photos of the corpses of people killed during World War II, we are awarding this DVD our “Faith-Based” Seal, meaning it has a faith message but some objectionable content.

Content Description

Sex: Discussions about gays and same-sex marriage; a couple of guys and two women are together as couples; drawings of males together; Kinsey's quoted as talking about an "orgasmic experience."
Language: F-2 (from an audience member in the background); the guest speaker is called anti-gay; Shut up-3; "Homophobic"-1; man tells lecturer he is being hypocritical; Bigot-1
Violence: Police have to remove a man who is yelling at a lecturer; a re-enactment of the Civil War; very graphic photos are shown of a dead man who was shot in the head, others killed in war; emaciated, nude corpses; a drawing of Hitler with a very bloody ax.
Drugs: A girl says she started smoking because she couldn't have a cake baked for her lesbian wedding.
Nudity: Shirtless men in photos; woman in shorts; nude corpses in photo.
Other: A man says "Christian hate" isn't needed when he disagrees with a Christian lecturer; tattoos; a T-shirt that says, "Jesus Loves Drag"; woman says, "I hope my son is gay"; "queer" comments; young man states he is openly gay and a Christian; the mention of abortion; man says he doesn't believe the Bible is God's word; transgender comments; a kid holds a sign that says, "God loves me and my two moms."

Info

Company: Postmill Distribution
Director: Darren Doane
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter