WBC-Doku, the Sequel: Americas Most Hated Family in Crisis

(Youtube Direktplaylist, via Reddit)

Vor fünf Jahren drehte Louis Theroux eine Doku über die Westboro Baptist Church, am Sonntag lief das Sequel dazu, in dem er die irre Familie Phelps wieder besucht hat. Mir fehlen ja immer die Worte, um diese Wahnsinnigen zu beschreiben, man muss sich das wirklich selber anschauen.

Die Doku ist in vier Teilen auf Youtube online zu sehen, oben das komplette Ding in einer Playlist, den Film von 2007 gibt's (nochmal) nach dem Klick. Snip von der BBC:

Following up on his 2007 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 four 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.

Americas Most Hated Family(Googlevideo Direkthate)


The documentary focuses on the Westboro Baptist Church, headed by Fred Phelps and based in Topeka, Kansas. Born in 1929 in Meridian, Mississippi, Phelps conducts himself under the belief that he is a prophet chosen by God "to preach his message of hate". Phelps was ordained a Southern Baptist in 1947. The Westboro Baptist Church was started by Phelps in 1955. Members of the church meet in Phelps's residence; the majority of the group's adherents are his family. Phelps received an associate's degree from John Muir Junior College in 1951, a bachelor's degree in 1962 and a degree in law in 1964 from Washburn University. He formed a "crusade for righteousness", attempting to abolish Jim Crow laws in Topeka.