Vegetarian Ideal

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Westboro Baptist Church - Doctrine of Hate

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an American unaffiliated Baptist church known for its extreme ideologies, especially those against gay people.   The church is widely described as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center.

It was headed by Fred Phelps (although shortly before his death in March 2014, church representatives said that the church had not had a defined leader in "a very long time"),  and consists primarily of members of his extended family;[6] in 2011, the church stated that it had about 40 members.  The church is headquartered in a residential neighborhood on the west side of Topeka about three miles (5 km) west of the Kansas State Capitol. Its first public service was held on the afternoon of November 27, 1955.
The church has been involved in actions against gay people since at least 1991, when it sought a crackdown on homosexual activity at Gage Park six blocks northwest of the church.[8] In addition to conducting anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets other celebrity funerals and public events.[9] Protests have also been held against Jews and Catholics, and some protests have included WBC members stomping on the American flag.
The WBC is not affiliated with any Baptist denomination. The Baptist World Alliance and the Southern Baptist Convention (the two largest Baptist denominations) have each denounced the WBC over the years.  The church describes itself as following Primitive Baptist and Calvinist principles.

Westboro Baptist Church
TheologyPrimitive Baptist and Calvinist
RegionTopeka, Kansas

A WBC member and child protesting homosexuality at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma



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