Does anyone have a problem with moving this article back to Westboro Baptist Church? If not, the redirect with that name must be speedily deleted first. Guan aco31 August UTC. I find it hard to believe these whackjobs haven't commented on the New Orleans disaster yet. Anyone know anything about that? Check the front page of godhatesamericait beings "Thank God for Katrina [ Also, the description of the WBC song reminds me of the CoE's video careful, it's not at all work-safe.
Xen0phile talk26 September UTC. I think at one point Phelps even commented that he enjoyed watching re-runs of the footage of the planes striking the towers, which is what the narrator of the song talks about; this probably only reinforced the idea that Phelps was responsible, and Phelps certainly didn't put forth any effort to dispel those rumors.
I'll adjust the article accordingly. I think there needs to be a separate section describing the congregational polity of the Baptist Church. As far as I know, aren't most individual Baptist congregations supposed to be doctrinally independant? Somone reading this article who is not familiar with how Baptists organize might think that there is some Baptist pope somewhere that approves of Fred Phelps and MP3), while in truth they may not really be affiliated with or accountable to any other Baptist individuals congregations.
Has WBC ever actually professed this "hierarchy of sin"? Guan aco2 November UTC. They have never said that. It originates in the author's imagination. In fact, Phelps has said that the Bible is silent on what goes on sexual in a marriage and that the marriage bed is undefiled. I'd like to see something that says all non-missionary sex is kinky. This tops Homosexuality, since they have "repentant fag" testimonies 2 Homosexuality, obviously 3 Look it up on WBC for yourself: "No kinky sex".
Can someone explain why the transcript is so fervently being deleted and referred to as "broken? It's rare for anyone except Fred, Margie, or Shirley to speak in public about their attitudes. For two twenty-something girls Libby, I believe, might be only 19 to speak out as such, especially as they did, and to voice the contradictory opinion that they want everyone to go to hell, and that they like the pain of others regardless of any holy obligation, deserves recognition.
I will post the link this time; as you shall see, it is not "broken" because they weren't asked any questions. They simply walked up to the interviewer and began spouting this stuff. The entirety of what they said is duplicated. I don't think so! What do you think? Cult kult n. Westboro's doctrine is so far deviated from any accepted form of Christianity that it has been deemed radical, extremist, and often blasphemous by nearly every religious denomination in the country, including the Baptists to whom they loosely affiliate themselves.
The majority of the members of Westboro live inside of a fenced compound with a communal backyard, as already addressed in the article, with their church being the furnished basement of their leader. Those who do not live within the compound live within the immediate vicinity, and though rumor does not substantiate inclusion, it has been talked about for a while now in Topeka that WBC is attempting to gain ownership of the land around the compound so as to expand itself.
Fred Phelps declares himself to be a direct prophet of God and the only man alive on Earth who is capable of bringing anyone salvation. He claims that following or not following him directly correlates to salvation or damnation, directly, and that anyone who slights him has automatically earned damnation. He exerts total and absolute control over the members of his group, with those who manage to break away either being "damned" by the group or, on at least one occasion, mysteriously ending up dead.
WBC is, quite literally, MP3) textbook case of a cult. WBC certainly meets our definition of cult : a cult is a cohesive group of people often a relatively small and new Westboro - Crutch (6) - S/T 11/2011 (File movement devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture or society considers to be far outside the mainstream.
WBC has members and is relatively new. Their religious beliefs are far outside the mainstream, and most people are strongly offended by WBC's picketing practices.
How could this group not be a cult? Guan aco25 November UTC. Two points: A we should not apply a label like "cult" based on our own research. If someone has notably used the label then we should attribute it to them. B the lead paragraph should not contain negative info. We should first give a sympathetic description of the group, then give a sympathetic summary of the other views. There was no funeral for Fred Phelps when he died in Fred Phelps, who was once a lawyer, moved to Topeka inthe year the Supreme Court banned segregation in Brown v.
Board of Education of Topeka. Topeka civil rights activist Jack Alexander remembers that Phelps took discrimination cases that other lawyers were unwilling to take on.
He defended many African Americans when other lawyers would not. But Nate Phelps claims his father had racist attitudes even as he worked to end discrimination. Inat age 35, Steve Drain considered himself an atheist. But after he met with WBC members, he joined the movement. Drain moved his family from Tampa to Topeka to join the church.
WBC kids go to public school and excel in academics. They watch current television programs and listen to popular music. They are savvy about the Internet and social media.
They are expected to be as knowledgeable about world events as they are about verses in the Bible. The WBC finances college education for its members. Even though WBC teens attend public school, they socialize only with each other. Dating is not allowed at any age. Lauren Drain, daughter of Steve Drain, was expelled from the WBC in at age 22 for communicating with a man online and over the phone. But I've put the word "sin" into scare-quotes. I'm not sure in the context if sin is stated as fact or opinion.
If as opinion then scare-quotes should go. Would welcome input. Also in third para, I'm not sure that it's true that WBC is Anti-American at least not in the sense that that term is usually understood. Surely their behaviour, to their own thinking, is pro-American -- in that they wish to save America from some presumed possible catastrophe?
I also don't think it fits the definition of a cult. A cult has certain defining characteristics. We can't just label every extreme, Westboro - Crutch (6) - S/T 11/2011 (File, or fringe group a cult. Tragic romance10 December UTC. They are a religion; christianity. Ofcourse this is very upsetting to modern christians who are much more liberal. But look at what they do- protest and make noise; they do not endanger life or attack people physically.
I will also suggest that these people carry very similar characteristics of cults, though not all. I don't care if you all hate this church. This is not NPOV. Inkbottle10 October UTC. Apparently not the only one. I'm going through the redirects. Does anyone know what group uses these signs? WBC has their standard signs, and I have seen this one multiple times, but I can't trace it to a particular organization.
They look professionally made, Westboro - Crutch (6) - S/T 11/2011 (File, so it would seem they are done by a particular group. Not them. Almost positive they are not WBC.
Query the net for those phrases and you get hits. They seem to be counter demonstrators. This article is one of thousands on Wikipedia that have a link to YouTube in it. Based on the External links policy, most of these should probably be removed.
I'm putting this message here, on this talk page, to request the regular editors take a look at the link and make sure it doesn't violate policy. In short: 1. We must not link to material that violates someones copyright. If you are not sure if the link on this article should be removed, feel free to ask me on my talk page and I'll review it personally.
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Westboro Baptist Church - 6/18/10 - I graduated with this guy. [quote]Specialist William C. Yauch, 23, leaves behind a wife and mother. Reports are he was kill. Topeka residents admit they must hand it to Westboro Baptist Church for ending all that gay cruising in Gage Park In return for years of loyal patronage, church receives free “God hates fags” posters from local Kinko’s. Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an American church known for its use of inflammatory hate speech, especially against LGBT+ people, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, atheists, Muslims, Jews, U.S. soldiers and politicians. Multiple sources describe it as a hate group and the WBC is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The church has been. Westboro Baptist Church faced vigilante justice from a faction of Anonymous during a live interview, in which the group defaced a site run by the Church. Citing the Church's bigotry and hate. Your Westborough, MA Patch LocalStream The latest social content from around Westborough. Click here to get your social media featured on Patch. Apr 29, · Westboro, Phelps, 9/11, September 11, September 11 , Mychal Judge, Pentago, World Trade Center, WTC, Bin Laden, Terrorists, Terror, Destruction, Twin Towers, New York City, Vengeance, Judgement Eph Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;. Apr 28, · Title: Westboro Gameplay Chapter 1: Shatter. Play with Valkirie. Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG Developer: Carbomb Software Publisher: Carbomb Software, Nova. And yes, Fred Phelps mentioned this subject in an April interview with derbattmogegefilykornorolsoftcat.xyzinfo: (Here's the URL: JesseW , 3 Dec (UTC)) Article structure. I started some sections to give the article more structure, and made other indicated changes. -Willmcw , 6 Dec (UTC) Comment. Westborough, MA schools and education news, updates, events and local school sports. Westboro Baptist Church Sermon outline for June 26th, Sodomites are abominable, meaning that they are vile and filthy to the utmost degree Fred W. Phelps, Sr. Has Gone The Way of All Flesh.
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