Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America
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Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America

The Westboro Baptist Church, most commonly known as the viciously anti-LGBT+ church that can be seen protesting at funerals of service members, is the source of great controversy around the world. In The Most Hated Family in America, renowned documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux sits down with the Phelps family, the family providing much of the driving force behind the WBC’s international reputation.

In his conversations with members of the Phelps family, Theroux tries to find an explanation for the aggressive hatred that the Phelps family members bear not only towards members of the LGBT+ community, but also towards any representatives of the government that supposedly protects their rights.

Later, Theroux joins the Phelps family at one of their infamous protests and struggles to understand the mindset that would drive the eponymous family to picket at the graveside of a dead member of the Armed Forces.