Monday, April 02, 2007

Louis and the preachers
Louis Theroux is a legend as a documentary maker, and last night he tackled some full on strange American "Christians". You can catch some clips here, interview here.
The Phelps run Westboro Baptist church, and their message seems to focus on "fags" and God's hatred. They protest at funerals, street corners and wherever they can to proclaim God's judgement.It made me wish the progamme was an April fools joke, but it was all too real.
Wikipedia here and here has masses of stuff.
Anyway Louis did a good job niggling away at them and I think you could see some doubts bubbling for some of the members when he questioned them.
Just a shame we can't stop them using the name Baptist (or Christian)!

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