Please sign the petition & help classify Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. Everyone Is Equal!
Hello, Westboro Baptist Church.
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Anonymous.
As you may not have acknowledged our existence, we, on the otherhand, have recognized yours. We have seen your depraved methods of disseminating your message of hate throughout The United States of America. We have witnessed you defaming the memories of those who sacrificed themselves for the security of our nation, disrupting the peace of the educational environment within high schools and universities, breeding hatred within the fragile minds of your own next of kin, desecrating the name of God by protesting in the proximity of churches and synagogues, and mangling the biblical text to conform in accordance with your malevolent cause.
Your pseudo-faith is abhorrent, and your leaders, repugnant. Your impact and cause is hazardous to the lives of millions and you fail to see the wrong in promoting the deaths of innocent people. You are self-appointed servants of God who rewrite the words of His sacred scripture to adhere to your prejudice. Your hatred supersedes your faith, and you use faith to promote your hatred.
Since your one-dimensional thought protocol will conform not to any modern logic, we will not debate, argue, or attempt to reason with you. Instead, we have unanimously deemed your organization to be harmful to the population of The United States of America, and have therefore decided to execute an agenda of action which will progressively dismantle your institution of deceitful pretext and extreme bias, and cease when your zealotry runs dry. We recognize you as serious opponents, and do not expect our campaign to terminate in a short period of time. Attrition is our weapon, and we will waste no time, money, effort, and enjoyment, in tearing your resolve into pieces, as with exposing the incongruity of your distorted faith.
Anonymous possesses a plethora of information within our network about the many divisions of Christianity and numerous other religious doctrines. Many of us are versed in the biblical text, and we can identify each and every of your violations of scripture. You abuse the Holy Bible which you do not fully comprehend and know not of the thousands of authors to impose upon other people when you can simply coalesce with your loved ones and live in the manner you deem plausible. You engage in reciprocal fornication with another man and preach adultery as a sin. You, Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper violated Deuteronomy 5:18. As a result, your son Joshua is the living, breathing proof of your act of simple loneliness. Simply put, it takes not a genius to realize an arrogant woman’s loose moral string, and its predilection to progressively wither and fray.
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Firstly, Why WBC?
Because they preach hatred towards everyone. They are a hate group (see list of intolerant websites they operate below).
Normal religious groups preach love and understanding. That is how they attract people. Westboro Baptist Church isn't a church at all. They are more like the KKK.
Dear: WBC Site Admin, you should really work on securing your personal information. Errrrrrr, too late...ooooops
Admin: Benjamin Caleb Phelps
SSN: ???-??-???? ---> Go here for SSN: http://tinyurl.com/d233kyp :)
Address: 3636 Huntoon St Topeka, KS 66604
Phone Number: 785-228-9239
Lets divulge some background information on Westboro Baptist Church. We'll give you some of their personal information first.
Westboro Baptist Church
3701 SW 12th St
Topeka, KS 66604
Fred W. Phelps Sr., cell phone (785) 272-4135
Fred Phelps, Jr. (785) 273-0529
Benjamin Phelps (785) 273-0277 - (785) 273-1080
Shirley Roper (785) 272-8559
Charles Hockenbarger (785) 232-2485
Fax for Charles Hockenbarger (785) 233-4162
Phelps Family Law Office (785) 233-0766
Fax for Phelps Family Law Office (785) 969-9017
Here are some details about each of the individual members of Westboro Baptist Church...
Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (founder and pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, disbarred lawyer, activist, author; born 1929) and Margerie "Margie" M. Simms, wife of Fred Phelps (since 1952). Fred Phelps Jr. (lawyer, born 1953), son of Fred Phelps, and Betty Joan (Schurle) Phelps (lawyer, born c. 1952), second wife of Fred Phelps Jr. (Phelps Jr.'s first wife died under suspicious circumstances, see Former Members section below)
Benjamin Phelps (designer of the Westboro website, born c. 1976), son of Fred Phelps Jr., and Mara Jones-Phelps, wife of Benjamin Phelps (daughter of Robert and Kathryn Jones, believed to be of Pittsburgh). They both have a daughter and son (born March 3, 2003 and March 13, 2006, respectively).
Sara Phelps (reported age 24 as of February 2005), daughter of Fred Phelps Jr. Elizabeth "Libby" Phelps (reported age 22 as of March 2005), daughter of Fred Phelps Jr. She is one of the two Phelps granddaughters featured on a hidden camera interview broadcast by British television network Sky News.
Jacob Z. Phelps, son of Fred Phelps Jr. Margie Jean Phelps (lawyer, born c. 1956), daughter of Fred Phelps. Margie is one of two Phelps daughters who write insulting response letters posted on the Westboro website; her collection can be found under the heading "Dear Margie".
Phelps Chartered biography
Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper (lawyer, born c. 1957), daughter of Fred Phelps, and wife of Brent D. Roper (human resources lawyer for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), author, born c. 1963) (Brent is also her brother, as he was purportedly adopted by the Senior Phelps, however this is not confirmed). As with Margie, she writes insulting response letters posted on the website, under the heading "Dear Shirley". Shirley also is active in writing many of the WBC Epics. One of Shirley's many TV interviews Phelps Chartered biography
Samuel Phelps-Roper (born c. 1979), son of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper, and Jennifer Hockenbarger (born c. 1977), wife of Samuel Phelps-Roper (since 2002)
(see Hockenbarger clan discussion below)
Joshua F. Phelps-Roper, daughter of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Margy "Megan" Phelps-Roper (reported age 13 as of November 1999), daughter of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Rebekah Phelps-Roper, daughter of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Isaiah Phelps-Roper, son of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Zacharias Phelps-Roper, son of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Grace Phelps-Roper, daughter of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Gabriel Phelps-Roper, son of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Jonah Phelps-Roper, son of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Noah Phelps-Roper, son of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Luke Phelps-Roper, son of Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper.
Jonathan Baxter Phelps (lawyer, born c. 1959), son of Fred Phelps, and Paulette Phelps (Ossiander) (high school graduate, born c. 1960), wife of Jonathan Phelps (Jonathan and Paulette were disfellowshipped from Westboro, see below, but were readmitted in 1988). Jonathan is considered to be the Phelps child most like his father in terms of being confrontational with opponents; he is reported to be highly vulgar in such dealings.
Jael Phelps (pronounced Jay-Ell, nursing student, unsuccessful Topeka City Council candidate in 2005, reported age 20 as of March 2005), daughter of Jonathan Baxter Phelps. Jael has been featured on MSNBC and several media outlets, and is one of Fred Sr.'s most ardent supporters. Along with Libby Phelps, she is featured on the Sky News interview.
Joshua M. Phelps, son of Jonathan Baxter Phelps
Jacob M. Phelps, son of Jonathan Baxter Phelps
Joseph Phelps, son of Jonathan Baxter Phelps
Rebekah Phelps-Davis (lawyer, born c. 1961), daughter of Fred Phelps, and Chris Davis (born c. 1955), husband of Rebekah Phelps-Davis and original member of Westboro Phelps Chartered biography
Micaiah Phelps-Davis (reported age 12 as of May 2004), son of Rebekah Phelps-Davis
Lydia Phelps-Davis, daughter of Rebekah Phelps-Davis
Deborah Phelps-Davis, daughter of Rebekah Phelps-Davis
Barak Phelps-Davis, son of Rebekah Phelps-Davis
Elizabeth Marie Phelps (lawyer, former Counsel for the Shawnee County Sheriff's Department, born c. 1962), daughter of Fred Phelps
Timothy "Tim/Timmy" B. Phelps (lawyer, born c. 1963), son of Fred Phelps, and LeAnn Phelps (Brown) (lawyer, born c. 1966), wife of Timothy "Tim/Timmy" Phelps
Daniel Phelps, son of Timothy "Tim/Timmy" B. Phelps
Timothy Phelps Jr., son of Timothy "Tim/Timmy" B. Phelps
Hezekiah Phelps, son of Timothy "Tim/Timmy" B. Phelps
Victoria Phelps, daughter of Timothy "Tim/Timmy" B. Phelps
Benaiah Phelps, child of Timothy "Tim/Timmy" B. Phelps
Danielle Phelps, daughter of Timothy "Tim/Timmy" B. Phelps
Elisha Phelps, son of Timothy "Timmy" B. Phelps
Caleb Phelps, son of Timothy "Timmy" B. Phelps
Shirley Phelps, daughter of Timothy "Timmy" B. Phelps
Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger (lawyer and YMCA fitness instructor, born c. 1965), daughter of Fred Phelps, and Charles F. Hockenbarger, husband of Rachel Phelps Hockenbarger (see Hockenbarger clan discussion below) Phelps Chartered biography Stephen Hockenbarger, son of Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger
Rachel Hockenbarger, daughter of Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger
Josaiah Hockenbarger, son of Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger
Gideon Hockenbarger, son of Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger
Abigail Phelps (lawyer and employee at SRS - Youth and Adult Services, Juvenile Offender Program, born c. 1968), daughter of Fred Phelps
In addition, Fred Phelps has one great-grandson named Seth Phelps; the exact lineage is unknown at this time. Another Phelps child, Malachai, was born in late 2005; it is unknown whether he is Fred Phelps' grandson or great-grandson.
Charles William "Bill" Hockenbarger, calendar operator, member of Christian Identity and long-time friend of Fred Phelps, and Mary Hockenbarger (child care provider), wife of Charles William "Bill" Hockenbarger (since 1953), original members of Westboro
Karl D. Hockenbarger, son of Charles William "Bill" Hockenbarger, alledgedly a member of Christian Identity, and Deborah Kay Hockenbarger, wife of Karl D. Hockenbarger
Jennifer Hockenbarger (born c. 1977), daughter of Karl D. Hockenbarger, and Sam Phelps-Roper (born c. 1979), husband of Jennifer Hockenbarger (since 2002) (see above)
James Hockenbarger, son of Karl Hockenbarger
Katherine Hockenbarger, daughter of Karl Hockenbarger
David Hockenbarger, son of Karl Hockenbarger
Charles F. Hockenbarger (born c. 1974), son of Karl Hockenbarger, and Rachel I. Phelps, wife of Charles F. Hockenbarger (see above)
Stephen Hockenbarger, son of Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger and Charles F. Hockenbarger
Rachel Hockenbarger, daughter of Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger and Charles F. Hockenbarger
Josaiah Hockenbarger, son of Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger and Charles F. Hockenbarger
Gideon Hockenbarger, son of Rachel I. Phelps Hockenbarger and Charles F. Hockenbarger
Other Westboro Members and supporters
Steve Drain (video producer, author of "Hatemongers", a biography of Fred Phelps Sr. portraying him in a positive light) and Luci Drain, wife of Steve Drain (Luci has written at least one WBC Epic)
Lauren Drain, oldest daughter of Steve Drain
Taylor Drain, youngest daughter of Steve Drain, reported age 13 as of April 2005
George Stutzman, original member of Westboro, marital status believed to be never married but unknown, some internet rumors have him previously involved in an affair with Margie Phelps (the daughter)
Theresa Davis (relationship to Chris Davis, if any, is unknown)
Some background information on WBC. (warning: INCREDIBLY long read)
At the funeral of gay murder victim Matthew Shepard, they held up signs reading "No Fags in Heaven" and "God Hates Fags." According to their Web site, they have staged "20,000" protests across the nation and around the world in the last decade.
Virulently homophobic, the Westboro Baptist Church has picketed the gay community at hundreds of events nationwide. Many of its fliers emphasize the race or religion of these individuals.
They believe that "God's hatred is one of His holy attributes." They are the congregants of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas.
Incorporated in 1967 as a not-for-profit organization, the virulently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) considers itself an "Old School (or, Primitive)" Baptist Church. The Church is led by the septuagenarian Reverend Fred Waldron Phelps Sr., and many WBC congregants are related to Phelps by blood. His wife, several of his children and dozens of his grandchildren frequent the church.
While WBC has picketed the gay community at hundreds of events nationwide, most of the individuals protested by the Church are not homosexual. In fact, WBC most often targets people it mistakenly claims are gay or those it believes to be encouraging homosexuality. Many WBC fliers emphasize the race or religion of these individuals, suggesting that the Church's hate spreads beyond its abhorrence of homosexuality. What appears to be anti-gay rhetoric is often a vehicle for WBC's anti-Semitism, hatred of other Christians, and even racism, though in the 1980s Fred Phelps received awards from the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Blacks in Government and the Bonner Springs branch of the NAACP for his work on behalf of Black clients.
Trained as a lawyer, Fred Phelps was disbarred in 1979 by the Kansas Supreme Court, which asserted that he had "little regard for the ethics of his profession." The formal complaint against Phelps charged that he misrepresented the truth in a motion for a new trial in a case he had brought, and that he held the defendant in the case up to "unnecessary public ridicule for which there is no basis in fact." Following his disbarment from Kansas State courts, Phelps continued to practice law in Federal courts. In 1985, nine Federal court judges filed a disciplinary complaint charging him and six of his family members, all attorneys, with making false accusations against them. The Phelpses fought the complaint but lost. In 1989, Fred Phelps agreed to surrender his license to practice law in Federal court in exchange for the Federal judges allowing the other members of his family to continue practicing in Federal court.
In 1991, WBC staged its first public demonstration, targeting a park in Topeka allegedly frequented by gays. Thousands of protests have followed, and WBC shows no sign of slowing down. In addition to speeches on the picket lines, the Church spreads its hateful message via faxed fliers and "News Releases." These faxed documents also appear at WBC's notorious Web site, Godhatesfags.com, along with photos of Church pickets and a schedule of upcoming demonstrations. A second WBC Web site, Godhatesamerica.com, contends that the United States is "doomed" because it supports gays. According to Fred Phelps, "God invented the Internet for us to preach on."