A Vision of the Westboro Baptist Church
By Keith Allen

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A Vision of the Westboro Baptist Church
2 November, 2008

Several months ago, I saw a documentary, The Most Hated Family in America, about the Westboro Baptist Church, which is headed by Fred Phelps, a preacher (and, strangely enough, former civil rights lawyer) whose special interest is railing against homosexuality. He doesn't just verbally denounce those he hates, either. Phelps and his followers have, in recent years, become infamous as a result of their picketing the funerals both of homosexuals and those they see as enabling homosexuals.

The documentary about Phelps and his church really is a fascinating work. It reveals both the horrific bigotry of those who take religion too seriously and the close, warm bonds that some of the church members share with one another. It is well worth looking at. I hope, dear reader, that you will enjoy it.

The Most Hated Family in America

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6 (There's about a minute and a half overlap here with the last video, so you might want to skip ahead by that much)

Part 7

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