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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

God Hates Bigots

If a small group of people portends to be acting from religious beliefs (however misguided) but the official heads of that religion denounce them, they are nothing more than a cult, right? We have it all on record in this report. I expect from this point on the media will refer to Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist "Church" as the extreme cult it is.


Church Group Holds Anti-Gay Rally

Members of an anti-gay Baptist church protested at Palmer High School Friday morning because a student had attempted to form a school-sanctioned gay straight alliance. 

About a dozen representatives from Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka carried signs that read "God hates fags" and "Fags are worthy of Death." Phelps is known for his strong anti-gay statements. He has previously demonstrated in Trinidad against sex change operations and at Focus on the Family, after Focus had hired former gays and lesbians.

Phelps' grandson led the 30 minute protest Friday. Several hundred people from the community held a counter demonstration nearby. Colorado Springs Police reported no major problems. No arrests were made and classes continued inside the school as usual.

Some local clergymen have a problem with the image Phelps gives Christianity.

"He's not affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and, as a matter of fact, we don't want him to be," says Circle Baptist Church Pastor Mike Routt.


Read the entire article here --> http://www.koaa.com/news/view.asp?ID=3318


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