Totally LA had the honor of being asked to shoot behind the scenes photos during the taping of an episode of The Fallen State, a weekly web series hosted by Pastor Jesse Lee Peterson.
The show is said to tackle topics no other show dares touch and this episode was no exception. The outspoken, conservative, right-wing pastor had none other than celebrity pop artist and transgender reality TV star Sham Ibrahim as a guest.
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Truthfully, I was dreading the shoot. I was expecting some wildly offensive, spitting, hair pulling, fist throwing dialogue like you would see on the Jerry Springer show when these two wildly divergent people sat down for a debate.
Instead I witnessed one of the funniest, yet intelligent and enlightening debates I have ever watched. And as I looked around me, most of the crew was rolling on the floor laughing.
I don’t have the exact show dates yet, but it should be airing later this week or next. Stop back and I will post updates when the date and time is known.
Jesse Lee Peterson is considered the outspoken critic of the so-called “civil rights” establishment and “social justice” movements today. Having grown up on a plantation in Alabama, he moved to Los Angeles at 18. At 40, Jesse founded BOND, a nonprofit dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family by
Rebuilding the Man.” He speaks in schools, universities, juvenile detention centers, jails, prisons, and churches. He leads Sunday services forums, town halls, rallies, protests, and conferences. He runs a home for young men, helping them learn responsibility. He led after-school character-building programs, and founded
a private school, BOND Leadership Academy. He’s a radio and TV talk show host, media commentator, speaker, columnist, author, activist, pastor, and counselor.
Sham Ibrahim is an American artist, actor, and film maker. He was born in Peoria Illinois to parents of Middle Eastern descent. At 17, he moved to San Francisco and enrolled in the Academy of Art College, where he spent most of his time gogo dancing at local nightclubs with a fake id. In 1999 he moved to Los Angeles and stared working as an actor taking parts in music videos, television shows, commercials, and films. His celebrity portraits include a long list of A-list celebrities. Ibrahim is a Hollywood socialite frequently seen at the
happening events and can be counted on to be at the center of a controversy.