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    Since 1991 the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas has preached their hatred towards jews, catholics, homosexuals, and numerous funerals. Over the years the Westboro Church has formed into a hate group more than a religion. The church was founded by Fred Phelps. The church started off as a normal southern baptist church back when it was founded in the 1950’s. But as time went on Fred preached his beliefs to his small group of his parishioners. Fred Phelps forced his own incite onto God’s message. The Westboro Baptist Church only knew God’s word the way Phelps taught it. Starting in the late 90’s the church began to picket numerous public events including a ceremony for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Arlington…

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    The Westboro Baptist Church is arguably a radical hate group who vehemently protests gay rights. Their presence disrupts the peace by inciting riots and violence, their protests can be seen as bullying or harassment, they are discourteous to the sanctity of a funeral and indifferent to the suffering of others. Therefore, this church and its followers should not be able to protest at service members’ funerals. This group is well known for its peaceful picketing of funerals that seem to respect…

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    Fred Phelps and six of his relatives belonging to the Westboro Baptist Church traveled to Maryland to specifically picket Marine Lance Corporals funeral services to communicate their beliefs that God hates the United States in reference to the military, the Catholic Church, and homosexuality. The church group picketed 30 minutes before the funeral within 1000 feet of the funeral service on public lands in compliance with local authorities [1]. In Snyder v. Phelps, 09-751 S. Ct. 1 (2011), the…

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    The Westboro Cult Merriam Webster’s dictionary stats that a cult is, “a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people by many people as extreme or dangerous.” According to this definition I believe that the Westboro Baptist Church is a cult. The Westboro Baptist Church is actually an independent church. Other churches including Baptist churches do not claim them as part of their denomination. “Westboro Baptist Church…

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    At one point or another in anyone’s childhood, they have been reprimanded for some violent action and lectured on how violence is never the answer. Despite all the violence and aggression present in today’s society, this ideology still rings true. It has been proven time and time again that a nonviolent act can gain just as much attention and success as an act of violence. One well known instance of this was Henry David Thoreau 's stance against the Mexican-American War which inspired his essay…

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    Rosa Parks And Equality

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    Planting Peace is a foundation created for the sole purpose of, as the name implies, spreading the message of peace across the world. From doing charity work in third-world countries to helping here in America, Planting Peace only has one true mission, that being equality. However, not everyone sees the world in such a light, and there are even groups designed to spread their opposing views on this subject. In this instance, Westboro Baptist Church is known for their infamous hate speech and…

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    key to a better society is to respect other people and try to find out why there is so much racism and why there are so many hate groups as they are today. During this research paper I hope to learn why people discriminate and why people hate other people and what we can do as a society to fix it. During my research I use facts from the book,(¨In the Name of Hate¨). The author is Barbara Perry who is a Professor in the department of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. She got…

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    negative way. The Phelps family are the founders of the Westboro Baptist church, yet their practice of religion has nothing in relation to common Baptist churches. The Phelps family practice a rather negative form of protesting with signs that state “God hates fags” and “Thank God for dead soldiers” and they believe that “God punishes the United States for its tolerance of homosexuality, particularly within the military” (Breyer). Their practice have caused more problems than solutions to…

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    Good Vs Evil Examples

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    of the terms change quite a bit, changing even more throughout the times. One of the first examples was expressed by Zoroaster, a Persian philosopher who lived nearly 5,000 years ago. He described two deities in conflict, one called “Illuminating Wisdom” and the other, “Destructive Spirit”. Examples of good and evil still exist, and can be seen in modern times as well. Current representations of evil include ISIS and the Westboro Baptist Church, whereas good can be seen in the firefighters of…

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    It clearly cemented into our nation’s history the natural freedoms that our founding fathers felt should exist amongst all men. It was a freedom that to this very day inspires thousands of immigrants to flee their homelands with hope of a better tomorrow in America. Unfortunately they are rather generalized freedoms that allow people to hide behind its protection to do immoral things. In today’s society we a see these immoral acts all the time in the form of hate speech. The majority have heard…

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