For the BBC World Serice, Colm Flynn travels to meet ‘the most hated family in America’, the Westboro Baptist Church. The church has become infamous for telling homosexuals they are going to hell and picketing the funerals of US soldiers. In this half-hour documentary Colm asks the church leaders about their views and tries to find out why their leader, Pastor Fred Phelps, was ex-communicated from the church just before his death.
Colm talks to Libby Phelps about who she escaped the Westboro Baptist Church, a church she now calls ‘a cult’ and is now advocating for the LGBT community, the group she once condemned to hell.
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Sections of this documentary were also broadcast on RTÉ in Ireland, Radio France, and DW in Germany.