Top message: Westboro Baptist Church by obligated
Replying to: Never thought to read about them by obligated
Re: Never thought to read about them
The church has been actively involved in the anti-gay movement since at least 1991 when it sought a crackdown on homosexual activity at Gage Park six blocks northwest of the church. In addition to anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets other celebrity funerals that are likely to get it media attention.
The WBC is not affiliated with any known Baptist conventions or associations. The church describes itself as following Primitive Baptist and Calvinist principles, though mainstream Primitive Baptists reject the WBC and Phelps.
That's just the first part. It goes on into the history and beliefs and stuff. Most of it is just awful hate mongering. The thing that gets me is that it's a twisted version of Christianity where you replace the term "God is love" with "God is hate." They speak about spreading "God's hate" and their favorite slogan is "God hates X" (with X being a certain group of people, and by their views he hates just about everyone).
Sorry for the lateness of my reply, I got off work and had a class.
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