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    Louis Theroux: America's Most Hated Family in Crisis (Follow up) *Tonight bbc2 9pm*

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    Following up on his hugely popular and acclaimed 2007 documentary The Most Hated Family In America, Louis Theroux returns to Topeka, Kansas, for a second visit to the Westboro Baptist Church.

    This should be interesting. Aires next sunday.

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    Following up on his hugely popular and acclaimed 2007 documentary The Most Hated Family In America, Louis Theroux returns to Topeka, Kansas, for a second visit to the Westboro Baptist Church.

    A fire-and-brimstone Christian group, made up of 80 or so members of the Phelps family, the WBC have made themselves notorious in America – and worldwide – for their pickets of the funerals of soldiers killed in action, where they wield anti-gay placards. The Phelps believe the soldiers were killed as part of God's punishment of America for its toleration of homosexuality.

    But, four years on from Louis's last visit, there are signs of disarray in the Phelps clan. A series of defections of family members has shaken up the church. They've been at the centre of a landmark Supreme Court case and, possibly because of the resulting attention, their beliefs have become increasingly bizarre.

    In America's Most Hated Family In Crisis, Louis is once again granted a behind-the-scenes look at America's most controversial Christian group as it gears up for what it sees as the final showdown with doomed America. Louis explores the church's strange new belief that Obama is The Beast spoken of in the Book Of Revelation, and their conviction that we are now in the run-up to the second coming of Christ.

    But the church members have now seen his first documentary and, as a result, they revile Louis, who they see as one of the most evil men in all human history – alleging that he is on a par with Pontius Pilate for his supposed mockery of true Christianity.

    Yet the church members also see the spreading of their message as a necessary part of the church's out-reach, even if it means spending time with a hopeless unbeliever.

    Louis also tracks down two of the departed members – young women, both of whom he had interviewed in the first film when they were still inside the church. He probes the parents of the apostates, who have "cut off" their renegade daughters, and who now affect a strange and chilling indifference to the separation.

    Louis gets under the skin of the church members, showing the human cost of living as part of an extreme religious group: the secret pain of parents who've turned their back on their children; and the forbidden yearnings of the younger female devotees

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    Awesome, I love Louis Theroux. This one was one of his better ones too

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    sancho1983

    Awesome, I love Louis Theroux. This one was one of his better ones too



    Yeah the first one was really intense. for anyone who hasnt watched it i highly reccomend this.

    Original Poster Banned

    This is the type of people he is dealing with. absolutely brainwashhed.

    youtube.com/wat…MOw

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    I wonder if people will spam this for criticising religious nutjobs.

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    Wouldnt surprise me, noticed my other thread got spammed to.

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    DangerGod

    Wouldnt surprise me, noticed my other thread got spammed to.



    You should be alright criticising this religion.

    Certain other ones can't bear any comments at all about their's.

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    FilthAndFurry

    You should be alright criticising this religion.Certain other ones can't … You should be alright criticising this religion.Certain other ones can't bear any comments at all about their's.



    They also remove jpegs too! Must be insecurity!

    Thanks for posting this, sounds AWESOME! Can't wait to see it!

    Banned

    Yep - loving Louis. Cheers for posting!

    Original Poster Banned

    Don't forget this tonight people!

    Supermod

    Cheers for the reminder!

    DangerGod

    Don't forget this tonight people!



    cheers for the reminder DG, should be interesting, since his last visit, I wonder if they will be so accommodating this time !

    richp

    cheers for the reminder DG, should be interesting, since his last visit, … cheers for the reminder DG, should be interesting, since his last visit, I wonder if they will be so accommodating this time !



    nah

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    Original Poster Banned

    No worries!

    5 mins to go

    oooooo forgot about this watching it now


    oh my what lovely things for children to say
    surely thats some sort of child abuse to brainwash your own kid like that

    oO

    Edited by: "ilovepink" 3rd Apr 2011

    how the hell no one has had a pop at this lot is beyond me !!!

    Original Poster Banned

    Well what can you say after watching that...

    the guys statement towards the crying female at the end somewhat contradicted itself. Blames her parents for raising her for the devil but yet he had a daughter who left. So where does that leave him?

    I'm all for opinions but a drive by wouldn't go a miss. Brainwashed from day one, only had to listen to the kids.

    Totally evil bigots.

    FFS, this is obviously a night for it........Magdelene Sisters on Channel 4, Irish catholic abuse oO

    Well, it is Sunday I suppose
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