America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis

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Following up on his 2006 documentary, The Most Hated Family in America, Louis Theroux returns to Topeka, Kansas, for a week-long visit with the Westboro Baptist Church.

He again joins the Phelps family on their controversial pickets where they try to antagonise communities with offensive slogans and anti-gay placards. But five years on from Louis’s last visit, there are signs of disarray in the Phelps clan. A series of defections of family members has shaken up the church.


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  • Jon

    In each of Louis’ documentaries about the WBC, I continue to think that EVENTUALLY, those older daughters of Shirley Phelps will break away from the church and start to live normal lives. Aside from the fact that they were raised with a completely wacko ideology, they are nice, intelligent, and reasonably attractive women. They would do very well in the “real world”. And they continue to show signs that they aren’t completely down with the program.

  • Jay

    That Steve guy is one crazy lunatic…what a weak person to let himself be converted that quickly and easily.

  • Jay

    What I don’t get is that the keep talking against fornication yet their family keeps growing…

  • dave barnett

    i would rather spend an eterity in hell than go to heaven with anyone of the members of that church

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  • Paul

    the song she sings outside the college campus is “fat bottomed girls” by queen!!!…she hates fags???…freddie mercury??

  • Hazel

    these people are so awful. what’s hilarious is that this madwoman stands preaching against fornication with her 11 or so children…. what a joke. hopefully with the no boyfriend rule this horrid cult will eventually die out. The pastor must have had a nasty childhood in order to be filled with so much hate that he’s passed it on at least 3 generations and controls them with it. the guy who was at the back of the church with louis wanting to join is quite clearly gay… perhaps he’s in on a big joke.

  • Keepthechange

    Wooooooooooooow…. So many contradictions… Just wow… No logic or natural rhythm… No love, forgiveness or compassion. Un-human…

  • Hope

     Luke 6:36-38 – Be merciful, just as your Father is
    merciful.  And do not judge and you will not be judged; and do not
    condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be
    pardoned.  Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed
    down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your
    lap.  For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you
    in return.

  • Daniel Kirby

    I should very much like to fornicate with a couple of the Phelps daughters. How many points for corrupting them?

    • Anon

      Why stop with just the daughters?

  • Daniel Kirby

    For anyone who fancies repenting and going to heaven: you’ll be spending eternity with no-one else but these guys. Still fancy it?

  • POP OP

    —–’You’re gonna’ EAT your BABIES!”
    FACT IS —-Pepsico is using extracts from the aborted
    to enhance the flavor of Pepsi and other drinks.

  • Guest

    ‘What we’re expecting, is to go to Jerusalem’
    ‘That’ll be interesting’
    Should have been ‘Then 144,000 Jews will descend on us with assault rifles and hot knives…’

  • AussieLad

    I’d picket my mums funeral to throw one into Grace!

  • ish

    you cant Cure being homosexual, alot like you can’t cure someone for being a ASSHOLE… some people are just born that way

    • thomas

      You cant cure homosexuals, cause it not a disease

  • OP HIP

    Whenever everyone hates someone –it must be examined.
    —–Whenever everyone LOVES someone —it must be examined—and how!

    THINK Westboro

    then——THINK Louis and the Oxford-EUGENICS fronting BBC

  • OP POP

    Theroux offers deceptive set ups.

    I dealing with the Laramie Project director
    he omits the –FACT– that Matt Sheppard
    was –NOT– the victim of a hate crime
    but was killed during a dope deal gone wrong
    by one of his fellows.

    AGAIN —Theroux is pushing the BBC Oxford
    Fabian EUGENICS agenda.


    • Mel

      These horrid people picketed the young man funeral because they think being beaten and tortured and left tied to a fence for 18 hours is gods work- they think he deserved it because he was gay.

      Furthermore during the trial During the trial, Kristen Price, girlfriend of McKinney, testified that Henderson and McKinney had “pretended they were gay to get [Shepard] in the truck and rob him”.

      Perhaps a little research is required before such ignorant eugenics bulls***t is spouted

  • era9

    is nobody else upset about the cruelty of trying to decapitate a dog? What did that poor dog do, besides having the terrible luck of being brought into a family of crazy people?
    Whoever did that to the dog is WAY worse than these people.

  • whenknew

    What a set of nutcase’s!

  • kropotkin beard

    Child abuse comes to mind. Mass suicide just around the corner.

  • Anon2

    Really even though this comment will be hated. I have to say at least they are logical. They equally hate everyone. Equally hate all sins and so on. They may be crazy and assholes. But at least they dont pick and choose with their beliefs like many do.

  • mynameisthis

    This is the worst acting on a reality show I’ve ever seen. If people really think that the US could not put an end to this crap if they wanted too need to give their head a shake. Obooma wants to remove religion from schools and having an extremist group helps people see things from a non religious point of view.

    Plus it is better to have separation of being either religious or not religious, than to be Christian or anti-christian since Christianity still seems to be the majority in the US. The sad thing is the ignorance of people not seeing the correlation of Christians treating Atheists almost as badly as these guys are treating everyone.

  • Saraj

    Are they serious? They seem like they’re mocking fundamentalist Christians. The way they talk, behave,… do they get a lot of money for what they do or are they for real??

  • HYP31994

    I Woud ram the 24 year old daughter and her friends so hard fit

  • St.Clare

    I think they act as they do in an attempt to suppress every aspect of the human condition – which sure would explain why they talk about sex so much! But I think people are going about resisting the WBC in the wrong way entirely. Look at how the increased backlash has made them act, they are pretty literally going crazy in the glow of attention. The more people holla’ back, the more they feel like they’re doing the right thing. If you see a picket on the street, the best surefire way to both piss them off and unsettle them in their views would be to walk past with your headphones on, never acknowledging them more than saying ‘Okay cool.’ and walking off halfway through one of their tantrums. Passive resistance is the best way with these people, the way I see it.

  • London

    lol if i ever see these people i’ll fuck them up

  • Tris

    I agree with St.Clare, that passive resistance is the most appropriate approach. The more people push, the harder this group will push back. I think that fear is a strong motivator for their emotionally disconnected behaviors and that mental illness can compound fearful behavior. I think this is especially so in a collective group setting. I believe that their behaviors are symptoms – just as pain is a symptom of a broken limb. I feel that the painkiller in their instance , ideally, is therapy with clinical psychologists. However, for the rest of society the painkiller is passive resistance. I urge you to effectively turn a blind eye, regardless of how passionately you disagree with their ideologies and emotional abuse.

  • TooFastTim

    CAWD nothing more then attention grabbing corporation trying to gather more paying customers.

  • IT IT IT

    WHY does Louis REFUSE to shine the light on the
    Globalist MAFIA and the agenda for worldwide EXTERMINATIST EUGENICS?