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Fred Phelps On BBC 2

Jim Burroway

April 3rd, 2007

The BBC’s Louis Theroux spent three weeks with the Fred Phelps clan, with a BBC camera crew in tow. The resulting documentary aired on BBC 2 last Sunday. Theroux told BBC Magazine why he wanted to do this documentary:

What we’re trying to do in the documentary is look at an activity that is so antisocial, so strange, so futile and at its worst, so cruel, and we’re saying ‘Why? Why do that?’, especially when you seem to be, for the most part, kind and sensitive people. We’re exploring what is cruelty, trying to explain how something that really does very often just amount to cruelty could be perpetuated and passed down in a family. Why would nice people do such horrible things?

Here are the results:

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April 3rd, 2007 | LINK

Man … after watching all that … my brain just hurts …

April 5th, 2007 | LINK

I couldn’t watch- I decided it was better not to know :-(

April 6th, 2007 | LINK

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