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  1. Westboro Baptist Church : Fred Phelps
  2. Fred Phelps: Extremist
  3. Westboro Baptist Church: The Phelps Family
  4. Video: The Most Hated Family in America
  5. Raised to Hate: Kids of Westboro Baptist Church
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Articles

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Non-Christian Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church: In Their Own Words Report by the Anti-Defamation League
Non-Christian Homophobia Online: The Westboro Baptist Church Portion of the report, "Poisoning the Web: Hatred Online," prepared by the Anti-Defamation League
Secular Kansas anti-gay church embarrasses Topekans The Oakland Tribune, Nov. 4, 2002
Christian Love and Hate in Topeka : The Theology of Fred Phelps "On 17 April 2004, Washburn University (Topeka, Kansas) hosted a lecture on Fred Phelps and his theology of hatred toward homosexual persons. The speaker was Rev. John Rankin, who debated Mr. Phelps in Casper, Wyoming in October 2002. At the Washburn lecture, Rev. Rankin read his opening statement from the debate, outlining several ways in which Mr. Phelps' beliefs deviate from Scripture on its own terms and from the biblical God of love."
Secular Pastor Who Takes Pride in Hate Traces the Emotion to Bible Los Angeles Times, Nov. 16, 1999
Secular Responding to the Westboro Baptist ChurchoffsitePDF file The Anti-Defamation League, which like us considers the Westboro Baptist Church to be a hate group, has prepared this helpful information on how to respond to the cult.
Secular What led Fred Phelps to his beliefs and actions?, The Wichita Eagle, Apr. 2, 2006
Secular Why The Supreme Court Ruled For Westboro TIME, via Yahoo! News, Mar. 3, 2011 -- on the U.S. Supreme Court's 'free speech' ruling in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Debates / Forums

Christian Does God Hate Homosexuals? Mars Hill Forum #70, 13 October 2002, at the Casper Open Bible Church, Casper, Wyoming.

"The goal of the Mars Hill Forum is to seek truth by embracing the love of hard questions. Rev. John C. Rankin has organized one hundred Mars Hill Forums since 1993."
- About Mars Hill Forum

"The guest of the forum was Fred W. Phelps, Sr., pastor of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Pastor Phelps and his church have conducted some 20,000 picket demonstrations across America in protest of various sins. He believes that preaching hatred of homosexuals is part of the gospel he is called to proclaim. John Rankin opposes this viewpoint, arguing that "the true Gospel calls all people to repentance, based on the love of God for all sinners, homosexual or otherwise, and based on the evidence that God is good."

Pastor Phelps asked John Rankin these questions:
1. "I loved Jacob, and I hated Esau." (Malachi 1:2-3) How do you explain those verses?
2. Does God love people in hell?"
- Mars Hill Forum #70

Multimedia

Profess to be Christian but are outside orthodox Christianity God Hates America [Caution: Offensive Content] Fred Phelps, in a production video by his Westboro Baptist Church, abuses the Bible to try and find support for his twisted behavior.
Profess to be Christian but are outside orthodox Christianity Shirley Phelps Roper on FOX New's Hannity & Roper program [Caution: Offensive Content] Hate speech from one of Fred Phelps' family members.

News and News Archive

Religion News Blog research resource Westboro Baptist Church news tracker, provided by Religion News Blog

See Also

Religion News Blog research resource Cult of Christianity
Religion News Blog research resource Hate Groups
Religion News Blog research resource Homosexality, Lesbianism, Bisexuality, and Transgenderism

Web Sites

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Profess to be Christian but are outside orthodox ChristianityAberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox God Hates Fags The Westboro Baptist Church home page.

Contra
Religion News Blog research resource GodLovesFags.com This website provides "information to the gay and lesbian community about what it really means to be gay and believe in God."

This website used to include the following explanation:

GodLovesFags.com was registered as a web domain on April 17, 1998. The owner of the domain registered it out of disgust for Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church's website: godhatesfags.com.
[...]

[We monitor] Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church while providing information to the gay and lesbian community about what it really means to be gay and believe in God.

GodLovesFags.com does not discriminate on the basis of religion. We try to provide as wide a variety of gay religious information as we can.

- GodLovesFags.com FAQ (no longer online)

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