Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Westboro Baptist Church Targets Jewish Institutions

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), based in Topeka, Kansas, regularly stages protests around the country, often several times a week, picketing institutions and individuals they think support homosexuality or otherwise subvert what they believe is God's law.

While WBC members have protested at Jewish institutions over the years, such institutions were not a major focus for the group until April 2009. Since then, WBC has targeted dozens of Jewish institutions around the country, from Israeli consulates to synagogues to Jewish community centers, distributing anti-Semitic fliers to announce planned protests at these sites. WBC has also been sending volumes (in some cases dozens over the course of a week) of faxes and emails with anti-Semitic and anti-gay messages to various Jewish institutions and individuals.

For more information see: Westboro Baptist Church

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