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Westboro Baptist Church

We're A Rabid Dog And

We're Going After "Red State"

9/4/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0902_red_state_composite_exThe Westboro Baptist Church has set its hateful sights on the movie, "Red State" -- which will be released in theaters later this month -- calling director Kevin Smith "a God-hating clown."

The Church spokesperson says, "God hates fags, God hates fag enablers, therefore God hates Kevin Smith."

The movie puts the spotlight on a fanatical church whose members kill "sinners" -- many say it bares a resemblance to Westboro.

As for Kevin Smith -- he's unfazed by Westboro's promise to disrupt the movie release.

Smith tells TMZ, "Well Jesus told ME he loved 'Red State.'  He said it makes up for 'Cop Out.'  He also said neither He nor His Heavenly Father have any affiliation with the Westboro Baptist Church."

Smith has more to say about God ... "He loves all the 'Dark Knight' footage he's seen so far on TMZ."

Smith also wants Westboro to know, "'Red State' is available now on VOD."

Check out our recent TMZ Live interview with the director himself below:


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The Real JJ    

These nuts just want attention. No one cares about them and what they do. They hate everyone and eveyone hates them, so don't even give them the attention that's what they want.

1144 days ago


I wish someone would just get a gun and shoot all those Westboro jerks.

1144 days ago


Thank God for Kevin Smith.

1144 days ago

Fat Mike    

I couldn't help mouthing off to these morons when they were outside the Grammy's, and was called every name under the sun for doing so. These losers deliberately provoke people. There's a few Jesus freaks carrying signs who turn up to every event at LA Live, but they can actually be fun to talk too while I'm outside smoking. I hate violence, but Phelps' incestual brood really do need a swift kick to the head.

1144 days ago


Why haven't these morons been eliminated off of the face of the earth?

1144 days ago


Babtist or Baptist church?

1144 days ago

Fat Mike    

Maybe Kevin could follow the lead of Lisa Lampanelli.

1144 days ago


Darn those Babtists.

1144 days ago

BB in CA    

Loved every minute of this interview. Can't wait to watch Red State. Kevin Smith is so funny and talented - so happy you're losing weight and taking care of yourself.
Bring him back for the TMZ show when Harvey not there! ;)

1144 days ago


I think you mean it "bears" a resemblance.

1144 days ago


"bares a resemblance?" Do you have Max doing the proofreading again? ;)

1144 days ago


Call it a horrible thing to say but... COME ON TERRORISTS?! THESE GUY*****E YOU LIKE NO OTHER!

1144 days ago


I don't wanna hear anything about those pricks. I am not gay, but that church drives me nuts. I wanna set fire on it.pfft

1144 days ago

♫ Gina ♪    

"..... He also said neither He nor His Heavenly Father have any affiliation with the Westboro Baptist Church."

bahahaha LOVE him!

1144 days ago


I am a huge fan of Kevin Smith's movies, but the only thing that makes this movie kind of watchable was John Goodman and Michael Parks other then that it's pretty bad. He also does reference "Fred Phelp's crazy church up in Kansas" in the movie, but clearly states that the church in the movie is even more radical.

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