The Free Speech Apocalypse
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.
“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.