Even their website is named godhatesfags. The Westboro Baptist Church is a family-run hate cult that was started up by Pastor Fred Phelps in and is still going strong thanks to a family full of brainwashed kids and grandchildren. The daughter of Fred Phelps, Shirley Phelps-Roper has since become the face of the WBC, appearing on numerous talk shows and documentaries spouting her homophobic rhetoric. Despite being such a small group, this church has gained worldwide attention in recent years and they have become known as the "most hated family in America. While they definitely deserve this title, it kind of makes you feel sorry for the younger members of the church who have been forced to preach this stuff since birth.
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Extremists | Southern Poverty Law Center
For the first time Megan Phelps-Roper wasn't the ex-cult girl. She was not introduced as a former member of the extreme Westboro Baptist Church , the fanatical religious group infamous for claiming "God hates fags", celebrating September 11 and picketing the funerals of US soldiers killed in combat. Kevin A. When we speak, Phelps-Roper has recently returned from The Nantucket Project, a high-profile event held annually in the US and attended by innovators, leaders, artists and activists. It often feels a little strange, Phelps-Roper says, being introduced before such esteemed gatherings as an ex-member of a church regarded as a hate group. But this time, to her grateful surprise, she was simply Megan Phelps-Roper, author.
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WBC has been involved in actions against gay people since , when it sought a crackdown on homosexual activity at Gage Park near its headquarters. In addition to conducting anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets celebrity funerals and public events. Protests have also been held against Jews, Mormons , and Catholics. Many protests have included WBC members defacing the American flag, flying the flag upside down on a flagpole, and holding protest signs with inflammatory statements; the most notable of which being "God hates fags" and "Thank God for dead soldiers".
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