01 April 2007
Documentary on "most hated family" in the US produced
A documentary film has been made about the Phelps family, which pickets the funerals of US soldiers killed in Iraq, claiming that the war deaths are God's punishment for America's toleration of homosexuality. The reactions aroused by their protests have led the Phelpses to start calling themselves "the most hated family" in the country. In their protests, the Phelpses represent the Westboro Baptist Church, located in Topeka, Kansas, and consisting mostly of relatives of the preacher, "Gramps" Fred Phelps (BBC).