Members of the hate groups that calls itself the ‘Westboro Baptist Church‘ have been prevented from their planned pickets at the funerals of the six people — including a 9-year old girl — who died Saturday during the attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The cult is a hategroup that masquerades as a Christian church. Its members, mostly from one extended family, have made a name for themselves by organizing vile, hateful protests at funerals of people they disagree with.
Despite the term ‘Baptist’ in the church’s name the group is not affiliated with any denomination. Most Christians reject the small group’s theology and methods.
In a show of unity, Arizona Democrats and Republicans quickly passed a measure to keep the group away from the funerals for victims of the Jan. 8 attack, which killed six people, critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and injured a dozen others. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill late Tuesday, a spokesman said.