Here are some of the links we pulled up on the Kansas cult.
From Wikipedia’s entry regarding Fred Phelps:
It has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “arguably the most obnoxious and rabid hate group in America”. Its signature slogan, “God Hates Fags”, remains the name of the group’s principal website.
In this episode of ” Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat ,” she details what the church’s message was and what it took for her to question their beliefs and ultimately leave knowing she…
The Westboro Baptist Church ( WBC) is an American, unaffiliated Primitive Baptist church in Topeka, Kansas, that was founded in 1955 by pastor Fred Phelps. It is widely considered a hate group, [nb 1] and is known for its public protests against homosexual people and for its usage of the phrases “God hates fags ” and “Thank God for dead soldiers”.
God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right. By Rebecca Barrett-Fox . Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2016. x + 256 pp. $24.95 hardcover. – Volume 86 Issue 2
God hates: Westboro baptist church, American nationalism, and the religious right January 2016 Authors: Rebecca Barrett-Fox Hesston College Download citation Abstract The congregants…
Westboro Baptist Church, known for its public protests that consistently feature signs with homophobic messages like “God Hates Fags,” also appears on the SPLC’s list.
Westboro’s Calvinism makes the church “an anachronism . . . on the American religious landscape” (66) and “offensive to the evangelicals who often otherwise share with Westboro Baptist Church condemnation of homosexuality” (95). God Hates nevertheless makes an important contribution to our understanding of antigay politics.
Extract. I must confess that when I was first invited to review God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right, by Rebecca Barrett-Fox, I wondered why anyone would want to read an entire book about a fringe movement with only 70 members.With all the media attention Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) attracts, didn’t I already know everything I needed to know?
Feb 23, 2023Between 2008 and 2011, for example, the Bureau invited leaders of the far right Westboro Baptist Church — most famous for their campaigns against the LGBTQ community — to address the FBI’s …