Just watched this on the BCC where Louis revisits the Westboro Baptists after 4 years. For those in BBC2 land it is on again tomorrow night. Should be on utube soon.

It’s difficult to know where to start so I will let it speak for itself. We have discussed them here previously See Also

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Comment by Lisa on April 4, 2011 at 3:13am
They take the bible literally.  Anyone who does should have the same opinions.  They are like muslim fundamentalists, actually not as bad as they confine their vitriol to signs and words, not killing.  Religious fundamentalists, not too much different no matter who they are.
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 4, 2011 at 8:55am
The silence of the “real” Christian is deafening. There are a few mumbles from the sidelines. However they won’t get too vocal because if they start saying the Phelps are deluded they will be forced to confront their own delusion. Granted it is not held as extremely as these Fundamentalists. Leaving that aside it is the hatred and the vitriol it creates that is the most obnoxious thing about them. The “elders” have destroyed their children’s minds. The thing about hatred though is that it is self destructive. Those that preach and foster hatred tend to be consumed by it. So they are destroying themselves which is good. There is nothing Christian about them. They are a bigoted and deluded cult.

I will post the video shortly here. In the meantime here is another link to the first (2007) documentary.
Comment by Hope on April 4, 2011 at 4:02pm
Why she didn't spit on his face? why?!
Comment by Iain Phillips on April 4, 2011 at 5:14pm
It's called hate crime and hate speech, which IS illegal.  There is no reason that people like this whose vile rhetoric sickens many people to the very core should be allowed their 1st amendment rights when they themselves attempt to infringe on the rights of others.
Comment by Thomas Pepe on April 7, 2011 at 11:05am
At least they actually read the bible and know what it says, unlike most people. Still wrong though.
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 13, 2011 at 7:25pm
Ok here is the documentary in 4 parts on Utube
Comment by Jeremy Jenkins on July 20, 2012 at 11:36pm

Elvis is god!!??

Comment by Tex on August 22, 2012 at 5:30pm

Delusion at it's grandest!

Comment by Noel on August 22, 2012 at 7:02pm
Nate Phelps, son of Fred Phelps is mentioned in a NYT article on clergy who become Athiest. Fred is the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Btw: the convergence of clergy to Athiesm is growing trend.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/magazine/from-bible-belt-pastor-t...
Comment by Ed on August 22, 2012 at 9:01pm

On the Documentary Channel last night "The Anatomy of Hate" aired and included this bunch of wackos in their filming.  While the show was upsetting in portraying how humanity is consumed by hate on a global scale, it also offers some hope that we might someday rise above the call for hatred of our fellow man. 

Hate is not instinctual, someone teaches you how and who to hate.

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