Louis Theroux - The Most Hated Family in America

About this programme

The journalist heads for Topeka, Kansas, to meet members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church. Comprised almost entirely of members of the Phelps family, the organisation is vehement in its disapproval of homosexuality and followers have picketed the funerals of Iraq War soldiers in protest against America's attitude toward gay people. Louis witnesses the emotional toll the clan's strict rules have taken on its members, including 21-year-old Jael who says she will never have a boyfriend. He also meets Steve Drain, who set out to make a documentary about the group - and ended up as one of its number.

Cast and crew

Cast

Reporter
Louis Theroux

Crew

Director
Geoffrey O'Connor
Producer
Geoffrey O'Connor
Series Producer
Stuart Cabb
Categories
Documentary