This is our archive of news items tagged Westboro Baptist Church.

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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… [Read more...]

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

Newspapers 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…. [Read 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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]