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Former Westboro Baptist member:
We prayed for people to die

NBC News, by Eun Kyung Kim

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/7/2013 4:12:06 AM

From the time she was 8, Libby Phelps Alvarez traveled the country protesting funerals. Like other members of the family-based Westboro Baptist Church, she often crashed the funerals of fallen soldiers. “They think that they´re fighting for a nation that supports homosexuality," Alvarez told TODAY, explaining the rationale behind the protests. Now, Alvarez has left the inflammatory Kansas-based church started by her grandfather and travels the world with her new husband experiencing simple acts once forbidden by her former cult-like religion – like getting a haircut. She also has gotten her ears pierced.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/7/2013 6:43:37 AM     (No. 9163006)

It always amazed me how no gay groups ever attacked this church for being anti-gay. the reason is they enjoy nutjobs spitting on dead American caskets more than being concerned about hurting gay´s feelings.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kOok, 2/8/2013 1:15:53 AM     (No. 9164896)

I´m a Baptist minister, and I´ve often wondered if a collection of Baptist denominations could sue these pukes to make them stop using the name ´Baptist´. They´re defaming some truly good people of God, and I´d like to see that stop. One person actually said to me, when I told them I was a Baptist pastor, "Oh, you mean like the Westboro people." I told them that the Westboro people are not anything like Baptists.

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