America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis

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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  1. I wonder if I’d like them more if they could sing better …. well, maybe not.

  2. I love Louis Theroux’s documentaries! YouTube’s got a TED Talk by a former Westboro member who got the heck out of Topeka, Kansas, which is well worth the watch.

    Wish I could say I’m immune to cultish influences, but I’ve teetered on the edge twice …. I was lucky that they weren’t blood-curdling, weird cults, but they did consider themselves purer and smarter than other people. I guess I was lucky in another way, too, because somehow I “deprogrammed” myself. I’m so happy to be mainstream and average now.

  3. A pretty good follow up, could have been better. I gave it 8/10 stars. I highly recommend part 1. Its all so crazy and entertaining. I love to hate them.

  4. Life’s rich tapestry…

  5. I stopped watching when I saw the Affliction shirt.

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

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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??

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. What a set of nutcase’s!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.


    • Would appreciate it if you’d show your resources that back up your supposed, “Facts”?

    • 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

  19. 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

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

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

  22. ‘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…’

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

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

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

  26.  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.

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

  28. 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.

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

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

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

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

  33. 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.

  34. here’s the full one in better quality one part too!

  35. crazy people .they should be all taken to a island and blow it up . they thinking better than ever one els.

  36. What a waste of such pretty young women

  37. if heaven is populated solely by these buffoons, I’m glad I’m not going there.

  38. if a = b and b=c then a must also equal c.
    Now you and I both know it’s all about the money. I respect that. It works and it’s smart. Fred is brilliant in this regard. But, for all you followers consider this….. Fags are pussies! …end of story it’s true……I agree with you in this matter. Pussies are Pussies. They are the fecal matter of mother earth. Pussies have no backbone or convictions. Pussies are only in it for the painless plethora that they wish upon themselves. Pussies therefore will do everything in their power not to go to hell. After all, they’re pussies. ….and since all pussies are penultimate examples of faggots…by algebraic note you are all the biggest faggots ever.
    Can you hear God laughing? Are you the image?
    …….aw…fuck all this….go make some money…….at least you’re not all on welfare!!
    with all respect

  39. its strange that they say that one needs to rejoice in everything that god does, but they seem to only rejoice in death and misery of other people. I am glad that people are getting out of there, they are the lucky ones….

  40. I find that woman strangely sexy

  41. How do I forward this to Al Qaeda?

  42. I am very glad to see in this follow-up documentary that some of the family members left the church. Good for them! They don’t need these fucked up people as “family” anyways.

  43. Sad extremist religious people. Why get angry. They can waste their lives filled with hate. Lets pay them no attention and take the upper hand. Smile at them and be nice to them, it will send them loopy. They thrive on aggression. Alternatively take a large calibre weapon and kill every last one of them ha ha

  44. They don’t know that the Romans killed Jesus. What idiots. They are full of shit.

  45. God I hate them. I almost had breast cancer and it’s no fucking joke.

  46. wow i hate it when people twist up the bible to fulfill their own desires. I cant wait until Jesus comes back and they dont go to heaven, ahh the look on their faces will be priceless 😀

  47. wow i hate it when people twist up the bible to fulfill their own desires. I cant wait until Jesus comes back and they dont go to heaven, ahh the look on their faces will be priceless 😀

  48. This is what’s wrong with the world.

  49. This is what’s wrong with the world.

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