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  • WBC hu
  • Westboro Baptist Church hu
  • Westboro Baptista Gyülekezet hu
  • Εκκλησία των Βαπτιστών του Γουέστμπορο el
  • Εκκλησία Βαπτιστών του Westboro el
  • Εκκλησία Βαπτιστών στο Γουέστμπορο el
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  • 威斯特布路浸信會 zh-CN
  • The Westboro Baptist Church is an American unaffiliated Baptist church known for its extreme ideologies, especially those against gay people. The church is widely described as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. It was headed by Fred Phelps, and consists primarily of members of his extended family; in 2011, the church stated that it had about 40 members. The church is headquartered in a residential neighborhood on the west side of Topeka about three miles west of the Kansas State Capitol. Its first public service was held on the afternoon of November 27, 1955. The church has been involved in actions against gay people since at least 1991, when it sought a crackdown on homosexual activity at Gage Park six blocks northwest of the church. In addition to conducting anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets other celebrity funerals and public events. Protests have also been held against Jews and Catholics, and some protests have included WBC members stomping on the American flag.

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