The Westboro Baptist Church are a deeply homophobic organisation based in Kansas, USA. Their primary slogan is ‘God Hates Fags’ (which is an offensive term for a homosexual) and their modus operendi mainly involves picketing the funerals of high profile individuals with placards proclaiming their extremist views. They make no distinction between funerals of LGBT people or non LGBT people – all funerals get the same ‘God Hates Fags’ placards.
The Westboro Baptist Church has no affiliation with the worldwide Baptist church and genuine clergy of the Baptist church have condemned the Westboros for using ‘Baptist’ within the name of their church.
The founder of the church Fred Phelps died in 2014 but was succeded by his daughter Margie Phelps who has led the organisation into more picketing (They have picketed at over 61,000 events to date) and who runs the Westboro website where the lunacy of these extremists is documented for all to see.
This church pretty much hates everybody. Normally at Resisting Hate we encounter individuals and groups who hate a selection of communities but this lot seem to hate everybody they encounter. We have added this group to our priority reporting list and would ask all our friends, followers and members reading this to report as many of these vile hate tweets as possible.
Below are a selection of the kind of tweets you can expect to find on @WBCSaysRepent
(Founder @MargiePhelps has already been suspended.)
Celebrating the death of children at Sandy Hook School shooting
MT @YourAnonNews: "Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing judgment."
— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) December 16, 2012
Kansas high schools are sold out to the fag agenda. Calculus, physics, grammar &c. all take 2nd place to the latest sodomite filth fad. There's no choice but to picket this lunacy. #USD512 #USD233 pic.twitter.com/Mw8cPB29Mp
— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) December 25, 2017
Celebrating the Holocaust
Don't deny the Holocaust, a just work of God! Worse is coming for the Jewish nation who deny Christ. @epicciuto
— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) October 19, 2017
Celebrating the Orlando shooting
— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) November 2, 2017
Mocking the mourners at Stephen Hawking funeral
They are all hateful cowards who pushed #hawking forward to say the blasphemous things they all think!
"Psalms 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good."https://t.co/DnPRtDCyUg
— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) April 1, 2018
— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) July 20, 2017
Just like the Catholic Church & Muslims love the little children they molest/rape & the sodomite Episcopalian Bishop is conducting a holy sacrament when with "husband".
— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) February 14, 2018
Thanking God for AIDS
The history of why AIDS is a perfect judgment of God on a rebellious people IS told in His word – the Bible. Recommended reading every day.
— Westboro Baptist Church (@WBCSaysRepent) December 2, 2017
They also encourage the abuse on young children by forcing them to pose with extremist hate signs.
Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK