Will Phelps’ Westboro hate cult disappear? +more religion news

Fred Phelps
There has been some speculation that the death of hate preacher Fred Phelps will spell the end of the hate group he founded.

That may be a case of wishful thinking, especially when you take into account that Phelps was excommunicated from the church after a power-struggle in August, 2013.

Also inside: A Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist monk, a Hindu and a Taoist priest get together — and its not a joke.

Plus: help make an anti-Scientology cult conference possible; and more…

Religion News Briefs: Warren Jeffs, Fred Phelps, Catherine Schaible …

Jailed FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs is hospitalized. A mother convicted together with her husband for the faith healing death of their young son starts her prison sentence.

Also: Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church is near death (and was reportedly excommunicated from the hate group).

Plus: Pilgrims are drawn to a glowing Virgin Mary statue . And more….

Woman banished from Westboro Baptist Church will publish memoir

Lauren Drain
Lauren Drain spent 7 years in the Wesboro Baptist Church. Her parents are still part of the hate group.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the UK’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, resigns after being accused of “inappropriate acts” towards fellow priests.

And the Church of Scientology in Australia is in damage control — this time over claims that it held a woman hostage. .

Also: Irish exorcists. Plus the Ex-Scientology Kids website has a new look.

Goblin causes deadly explosion

Survivor claims that goblin beheading caused explosion
A witchdoctor and four others were killed in an explosion allegedly caused when the sorcerer tried to behead a goblin for a customer.

Also: a feud between Biblical archeologists leads to a lawsuit. Plus: Mexican officials have broken up a bizarre cult called the “Defensores de Cristo” (“Defenders of Christ”).

The murderer of an Imam deemed to be a heretic has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

Plus more religion news briefs, including items about Scientology, Colonia Dignidad and the Roman Catholic Church.

Westboro hate gang says it will picket Joe Paterno’s funeral

Westboro Baptist Church The Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group masquerading as a Christian church — has announced its next publicity seeking opportunity.

The hatemongers feel called to picket the funeral of Joe Paterno.

US court allows Westboro Baptist hate group to continue anti-gay funeral protests

rabbid dog Members of one of the world’s most despicable hate group today won the legal right to continue their vile behavior under the cover of ‘free speech.’

The miscreants of the Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group masquerading as a Christian church — can continue to picket military funerals after the supreme court ruled in favour of their right to free speech.

Westboro Baptist Church funeral pickets to be met by ‘angels’

‘Angels’ are planning to shield mourners at the the funeral of a 9-year-old girl from the hategroup that calls itself the “Westboro Baptist Church.”

Westboro protesters face jeers and slashed tires

Members of a Kansas ‘church’ that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town Saturday.

Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed.

To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their vehicle, according to police.

Even before the protesters discovered their damaged tires, they faced off with a massive crowd of jeering and taunting counterprotesters.

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether or not the hate group’s despicable behaviour is legal.

Westboro hate group is a no-show

The radical Westboro Baptist Church, famous both for their virulent homophobia and for picketing the funerals of U.S. soldiers, had indicated on their website they planned to rally outside a play in Old Strathcona, Canada on Saturday night.

The hate group — which masquerades as a Baptist Christian church, but is neither Baptist nor Christian –failed to show up. Instead, hundreds of gay rights supporters met outside the play, a production of The Laramie Project, to wave signs and speak out against the American church.

Westboro Baptist Church weather forecast

The miscreants of the Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group masquerading as a Christian church — are as bad at interpreting the weather as they are at interpreting the Bible.

Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group

The Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group masquerading as a Christian church. Theologically, the hate group’s extremist views and despicable behavior mark it as a cult of Christianity.

Led by Fred Phelps, members of this ‘church’ — who have deluded themselves into thinking that they are followers of Jesus Christ — target homosexuals and others with messages of hate.

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether or not this group’s particular brand of religious insanity should be allowed as ‘free speech.’

Supreme Court appears inclined to rule against funeral protesters

Westboro Baptist Church The US Supreme Court weighed whether the Westboro Baptist Church — anti-gay religious group that pickets military funerals with signs that read “Thank God for dead soldiers” — is exercising its right to free speech or invading a grieving family’s privacy.

The Supreme Court seemed to have trouble putting aside the ugliness of the message to focus on the rights of the messenger Wednesday, as justices tried to balance free speech against the privacy owed a grieving family burying a son.

Westboro religious nuts may burn Qurans

Pastor Terry Jones may have ‘suspended’ plans to burn copies of the Quran at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., on 9/11, but the religious nuts of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, says they will.

The Westboro group, a religious cult, is a hate group that masquerades as a religion. Its followers are known for confusing their hate-filled speech and behavior.

While claiming to be Christians they demonstrate in word and in deed that they are not followers of Jesus Christ, but rather servants of the devil. .

Although the church burned a Quran in Washington in 2008, it did not get much media attention. On its web site Friday, the church called Pastor Jones in Gainesville a “false prophet … bullied by sissy, intolerant rebels worldwide into cancelling plans to burn that blasphemous idol called the Koran.”

Westboro also declared that it “will burn the Koran and the doomed American flag at 12:00 p.m. on September 11, 2010 at Westboro Baptist Church.”

You’ll notice we file all reports involving the Westboro Baptist Church under the header of ‘religious insanity.’

Hate group masquerading as a church wins lawsuit

rabbid dog Missouri’s tight restrictions on protests and picketing outside military funerals were tossed out by a federal judge Monday, over free speech concerns.

A small Kansas church had brought suit over its claimed right to loudly march outside the burials and memorial services of those killed in overseas conflicts. The state legislature had passed a law to keep members of the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church from demonstrating within 300 feet of such private services.

States Line Up Against Funeral Hecklers in Supreme Court Brief

Westboro Baptist Church Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia are backing the family of fallen Marine Matthew Snyder in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that could decide the constitutionality of laws restricting protests at private family funerals.

The respondent, Phelps, has staged loud protests with members of his Westboro Baptist Church at military funerals around the country. He argues his signs, bearing messages such as “You’re in hell” and “God hates you,” are protected forms of speech.

Man ordered to pay court costs for hate group that protested at his son’s funeral

Westboro Baptist Church Lawyers for the father of a Marine who died in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters say a court has ordered him to pay the protesters’ appeal costs.

The protesters in question are members of the Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group masquerading at a Christian church — known for its despicable behavior at funerals and elsewhere.

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on free speech by Westboro ‘Baptist Church’ hategroup

Westboro Baptist Church The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether vitriolic anti-gay protestors who picket the funerals of US soldiers are protected by free speech laws.

The Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group that masquerades as a Christian church and uses free speech as an excuses for despicable behavior.

Hate group cult free to abuse army families

Westboro Baptist Church A federal appeals court has thrown out a US$5 million ($7 million) verdict against fundamentalist Christian protesters who carried signs with inflammatory messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” outside the Maryland funeral of a US Marine killed in Iraq.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church — a cult-like hate group — have deluded themselves into thinking they are Christians.

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