Is the Westboro Baptist Church a hate group?Posted by: Circle_Craft
The Westboro Baptist Church is an organization dedicated to insulting gays and bringing hate to America. They picket many places to defend themselves, holding signs that say things like "God hates fags" and "Thank God for dead soldiers".
Yes, they are a hate group and need to be disbanded.
No. They are doing the right thing.
The Westboro Baptist Church is in fact a hate group. Their movement does nothing but spread hate throughout the world and they need to be disbanded. The Constitution allows free speech, not hate speech.
They're a smudge on the face of the Earth that I wish my windex could clean off. Sadly, it can't.
According to Wikipedia, "A hate group is an organized group or movement that advocates and practices hatred, hostility, or violence towards members of a race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other designated sector of society." So, yes, they are a hate group.
Don't disband them, though
Yes. Not disbanded for several reasons freedom of speech, unnecessary, a good example of Christian fundamentalism...ect.
At least they're a church and not atheists.
No, not once have they said they personally hated anyone. they say that God hates, they get it from these passages Ps. 5:5-6 and Ps 11:5-6.