VIDEO: LGF on Jeremy Kyle

Publish Date: 05/08/2007

The Most Hated Family in America?

Appearing on the show with two of her daughters were Shirley Phelps-Roper, the daughter of Fred Phelps, the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church. Besides her father, Shirley has been the most public spokesperson of the Westboro Baptist Church, aggressively preaching controversial anti-gay campaigns and picketing the funerals of people who have died of AIDS and funeral processions for American soldiers killed in combat.

The Phelps family were recently the subject of a programme produced by the BBC and presented by Louis Theroux called The Most Hated Family in America.

So what are the Phelps all about? Why do they think God hates gay people? What did The Jeremy Kyle Show make of it all?

Among the guests on the show were Andrew Gilliver, Communications Manager at The Lesbian and Gay Foundation.

Below are some clips from the show itself.