The Most Hated Family in America is an iconic documentary written and presented by the BBC’s Louis Theroux about the Westboro Baptist Church. At the head of this church, known for its hatred of LGBT, Roman Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Sweden, Ireland, Canada and The Netherlands is Fred Phelps. He runs the website GodHatesFags.com and GodHatesAmerica.com as well as other sites which express condemnation towards these groups. The organization has been labelled a hate group by organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Westboro Baptist Church also came to national prominence due to their picketing of funeral processions of U.S soldiers killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan based on their Biblical interpretation that nearly every tragedy in the world is God’s punishment for homosexuality – specifically society’s increasing tolerance and acceptance of gay, lesbian and bisexual people. In their opinion homosexuality should be a capital crime. Louis Theroux himself has said that this was quite possibly the most extreme family he had ever encountered in his many years of documenting life stories from all over the world.
This compelling documentary looks into why this family follows such extreme views and how they are able to maintain them even in face of opposition from so many corners of society around them. It offers an extensive look at this unique family which follows similar ideologies but more importantly it offers insight into why they do it and how it affects those around them despite their good intentions .
The Most Hated Family in America is therefore an eye-opening story about one of the most controversial families today. With its no holds barred approach to tackling topics such as religion, sexuality and politics this documentary will leave you feeling both emotionless yet strangely inspired at times too! If you’re interested in learning more about some of the most intolerant views out there then The Most Hated Family in America should be your next watch!