I think Britain should have allowed Geert Wilders into the country, but I can’t argue with this:
The Home Secretary has banned two extremist anti-gay preachers from entering Britain, a move that follows a decision to refuse entry to Geert Wilders, the Dutch anti-Muslim MP.
Fred Phelps and his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper, who belong to the US Westboro Baptist Church, were planning to come to the UK to protest outside a performance of a youth play called The Laramie Project, which recounts the death of gay university student Matthew Shepard who was killed in Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998.
It was due to be performed at Queen Mary’s College in Basingstoke, Hampshire, tomorrow.
The Times story makes reference to a 2007 BBC documentary about the Phelps clan, The Most Hated Family in America, which is well tracking down.