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Thread #63998   Message #1044052
Posted By: Mickey191
29-Oct-03 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Matthew Shepard (1976-1998)
Subject: RE: BS: Matthew Shepard
Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church
Marion, I hope you are correct in that this person is not part of the True Baptist Church. NBC News did not differentiate in last night's report.To see more of the ADL's report click on GuestPDC blue clicky above. The following is from the A.D.L.

In Their Own Words:
About The Westboro Baptist Church
At the funeral of gay murder victim Matthew Shepard, they held up signs reading "No Fags in Heaven" and "God Hates Fags." According to their Web site, they have staged "20,000" protests across the nation and around the world in the last decade. They believe that "God's hatred is one of His holy attributes." They are the congregants of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas.

Incorporated in 1967 as a not-for-profit organization, the virulently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) considers itself an "Old School (or, Primitive)" Baptist Church. The Church is led by the septuagenarian Reverend Fred Waldron Phelps Sr., and many WBC congregants are related to Phelps by blood. His wife, several of his children and dozens of his grandchildren frequent the church.