The Most Hated Family in America

In De Meest gehate familie in America – inleiding tot vervolg (2008, May 16 on Multiply) I looked already at Fred Waldron Phelps1929) talking to Louis Sebastian Theroux (° 1970) for the BBC documentary about The Most Hated Family in America.

With the popular American talk-radio host, Michael Savage, who broadcasts from San Francisco and has called the Muslim holy book, the Quran, a “book of hate,” the anti-gay preacher was banned from entering the U.K. in 2009. Also his daughter and lawyer for his church, Shirley Phelps-Roper has been barred from the U.K. The pair have picketed the funerals of AIDS victims and claimed the deaths of U.S. soldiers are a punishment for tolerance of homosexuality.
Mr. Phelps believed U.S. deaths in Iraq were divine punishment for a country that he said harbours homosexuals. His protesters carry signs thanking God for so-called IEDs – improvised explosive devices – that are a major killer of soldiers in Iraq.

The WBC group produces music videos with titles like “God Hates the World” or “Santa Claus Will Take You to Hell” and maintains Web sites with names like GodHatesAmerica and GodHatesFags, all designed to inflame the passions of viewers. One of these Web sites includes a “media room,” with links to “broadcast quality resolution video files of our picketing ministry.”

I wrote on the sister blog which is going to disappear on December the 1st (the reason I  am republishing it here now):

Westboro Baptist Church Aurora

Westboro Baptist Church Picketers, Aurora

In 2007 you could already see the  The Most Hated Family in America, with  the English broadcaster best known for his Gonzo style journalism Louis Sebastian Theroux (°1970)). The 2007 special, The Most Hated Family in America, garnered particular critical praise from the international media and showed us some weird  American pastor heading the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas which would be charged by God to inspect the fruits of those among whom we live.

Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps

Fred Phelps, who believes that the United States is “a sodomite nation of flag-worshipping idolators” is a self-described “Primitive Baptist” preacher fixated on the few Biblical passages that mention homosexuality. but from what we got to see in the documentary he never did use any Sripture passage. He is known for the slogans that he and his ministry use against people he deems sinful; his church is built around a core of anti-homosexual theology, with many of their activities stemming from the slogan “God hates fags“, which is also the name of the group’s main website.

According the website GOD HATES FAGS — though elliptical — would be a profound theological statement, which the world needs to hear more than it needs oxygen, water and bread.

All their sites seem to preach a lot of hatred. All of the printing presses, distribution channels and the world wide web were, according to them, designed by God to do two things: first, to be used as a platform for His faithful prophets to preach His word (Yes!), and second, to be a vehicle for the continual hardening of the hearts of the teeming masses of the reprobate.

Westboro Baptist Church is based in a circle of houses in a middle-class Topeka neighbourhood. In one house, Phelps raised his family, and eventually the neighbours’ houses were purchased, effectively creating a compound. All the houses share a large fenced backyard.

To Phelps’ congregation he is “Gramps” and seems to be a sort of god who is the only real prophet of God today, because all the other preachers and organisation would be false prophets.

The followers of  “Gramps’ seem to have a doomy picture of today and tomorrow but laugh at the world and keep holding marches. WBC has conducted over 45,729 pickets, in all 50 states, in over 500 cities and towns in the 1038 – weeks that WBC has held daily pickets on the mean streets of the for them doomed America. they also seem to find it nice when people are run over by cars. Anny accident that happens to a person is a penalty from God for that person and his family. According to them God owns the SUV’s and knows how to roll every one of them! God uses the cars to run over people, and they are happy that by doing that God shows them they are doing Gods work here on earth.

WBC 20051202 sacco-topeka6

WBC 20051202 sacco-topeka6 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is God’s judgements wich are everywhere. “God is in charge of everything, including your tornadoes, tsunamis, floods, famines, hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, mall shootings, IEDs, etc., etc. God will repay each of your to your face with your own personal GodSmack.”

We in Belgium are doomed because we have a filthy way of life. Perhaps they will find it a prof that we do not have a government. But for them the voters choose for a government that voted Belgian laws providing for divorce in four circumstances, to wit:  adultery, excesses, physical or mental cruelty, and de facto separation. “Belgians are murdering thugs!”

“God Hates Belgium. ” Belgium was the second country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage thereby proving that her people are wicked sinners before God exceedingly ala ancient Sodom.  Even Sodom did not have same-sex marriage!  Your fag-enabling violence towards God parallels the antediluvian world, and will bring full and final, fiery destruction to this present world.  Praise the Lord!!  God Hates Belgium!” And then do not have it yet of the priest who rape boys, which got a total separate site: Priests Rape Boys: an air-tight, three word case against the Catholic church.

Not many countries can escape their language of hate. The UK, “the fags took over the country” has like many other countries received major God-smacks for centuries.
On their sites they use words as “You British Bastards” “the Brutes of Britain” “those idiots never get the message” and words I would not like to mention here, because I do not think they should be used by Christians.

Though Holland is as “The Netherlands” “the filthiest country in the world, bar none.” not saved, there has been a student project and the girls got in further positive contacts. the Dutch people talk a lot on twitter with them.
But for the WBC Holland has been given wholly to the Sodomites in a hand basket by God. “The Netherlands is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. Within the Netherlands, victims are often trafficked by so called “lover boys”—men who seduce young women and girls and coerce them into prostitution. Women and girls are trafficked to the Netherlands from Nigeria, Bulgaria, China, Sierra Leone, and Romania, as well as other countries in Eastern Europe, for sexual exploitation and, to a lesser extent, forced labour. Men are trafficked to the Netherlands from India, China, Bangladesh, and Turkey for forced labour and sexual exploitation. According to the Dutch National Rapporteur for Trafficking in Persons, the highest risk sectors for labour trafficking are domestic employment, temporary employment agencies, agriculture and horticulture, restaurants, hotels, and construction.”

When I rewatched the documentary this weekend, before going to see the sequel, which shall be screened on Tuesday night on Canvas (VRT – Flemish Television channel 2) to me it looked a very frustrated man who could laugh with others and hide his face behind a façade, full of hate.
I wonder what is true about the accusations from his son Nate Phelps who alleged that, in addition to hurting others in this world, his father used to physically abuse his wife and children by beating them with his fists and the handle of a mattock to the point of bleeding.

Until the mid-1970s, the Phelps family’s main income reportedly came from using the children to sell candy door to door for several hours each day. The children were also required to run several miles a day.
In 1994, Phelps was convicted for disorderly conduct for verbal harassment, and received two suspended 30-day jail sentences.

People should be warned according to the WBC Antichrist blog: “Behold the three legs of the Unholy Trinity: The Dragon (Satan), The Beast (Antichrist Obama) and the False Prophet (the Paedophile-enabler Pope). They have come to seal your doom while they vainly think they can overcome the Host of heaven. Here is their end, along with all of you maudlin, sickening sycophants: “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone” (Rev 19:20). That’s some change for you!!!”

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. It would be interesting to hear their voices now of those ‘who unburdened the WBC’. What do they think happened with them and how do they look at what that did and said at that time?

The ‘lady in red’ Grams daughter Shirley, who years ago got a boyfriend, had premarital sex, got pregnant and had a son out of wedlock, does most of the day to day running, and preaches that everyone who does the same is perverted and hell-bound for their conduct – for ever.
She tells us again today that Obama is the one who is “fitting all the prescriptors” about the Antichrist. The Antichrist sitting in the most powerful office in the world.

Steve Drain, whose daughter Lauren left the church, has made a sign board with Louis to hell and talks about his further work in the organisation. He shows his video about the Jews wich looks more as a pastiche ith a certain humour and has the David star turning in a swastika, which would have been one of the signs God kicked our … .

Lauren looks back at what she now calls ‘a crazy church’ where people can have the power over their feeling that they are right.

Who is the real Antichrist? What is coming up onto us? Is God punishing the people now?


Then the videos were included in the article.

Louis Theroux – America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis 1/4 -4/4


Fred Phelps Timeline
“BBC News – Anti-gay preachers banned from UK”
A BBC series of documentary films presented by Louis Theroux

WBC Mainwebsite: God hates fags


Until December:

Laatste dagen omroepers

Antichrist and The Most Hated Family in America in crisis


  • Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Aurora Memorial Service. You Know, Because That Makes Sense… (
    With everyone’s hatred energy focused at a mass murderer, it seems people have forgotten to hate the Westboro Baptist Church.Decades ago, a man named Fred Phelps opened up a Civil Rights law firm. Single handedly, Phelps brought down many Jim Crow laws, earning himself a commendation from the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Blacks in Government and the Bonner Springs, Kansas branch of the NAACP.Then, Phelps lost his mind.
    Westboro Baptist Church has managed to put themselves back into the conversation of most repulsive people on the planet. They have, once again, used a terrible tragedy to their own advantage. I guess Fred Phelps deserves a hearty congratulations.
  • Zombies Vs. Westboro Baptist Church (
    If you haven’t already heard of the Westboro Baptist Church, then you’re probably a Jew,  gay,  non-white, or not a member of the Westboro Baptist Church. Or even worse, all of those things.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Threatens To ‘Super Picket’ Aurora Prayer Vigil For Batman Shooting Victims (
    Using the hashtag #ThankGodForTheShooter, reports members tweeted out their plans to “super picket” the candle lit prayer service, saying “God is at work in Colorado.”
  • Westboro Baptist Church praises Sikh temple shooting (
    Almost immediately after the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church took to Twitter, calling the shooting a beautiful punishment from an angry God.Westboro Church leader Margie Phelps sent out a tweet that read, “God sent another shooter?
  • Sage Stallone Death: Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Actor’s Funeral (
    Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have been called to picket actor Sage Stallone’s funeral on account of his “adulterous dad,” Sylvester Stallone.After it was announced that the 36-year-old actor had died on July 13, Margie Phelps, daughter of Westboro leader Fred Phelps, tweeted to her 5,600 followers, urging them to picket Stallone’s funeral.

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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  5. The woman of Rev 12 is now here, she is the prophet like unto Moses and Elijah Matt 17:3, Acts 3:21-23, Luke 1:17 delivering the true word John 1:1 from the wilderness to prepare a people for the Lord’s return. God our Father will not put any child of his into a hell fire no matter what their sins. It never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer7:31, Jer 19:5. Turn your heart to the children of God. A gift is now delivered to the whole world as a witness Matt 24:14. Prove all things.


  6. I can’t agree that the Presidency of the United States is the most powerful office in the world. In today’s America, only about 50% of the people even like him. That equates to about 158 million people. The Pope, and possibly Muhammad (even though he is dead), I think, are more powerful. More than a billion people listen to the Pope, and another billion, if not more, worship Muhammad, even killing in his honor. No one kills in honor of the President of the United States.


  7. marcusampe says:

    When we look at China we can see that there we can see a state apparatus which really controls the population and is master of the people. I totally agree that the Pope would have more status symbol than the American president, and for sure is loved by many more people.
    Muhammad, Christ and Buddha are naturally people who have more impact on generations of people than anybody else. Many wanted to transform others in their name and even went killing lots of people for their cause.


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