I’m not in the habit of discussing the “Westboro Baptist Church.” However, a great many people are, and we need to get more accuracy on their Google footprint.
So here I am with that. BoWilliams.com is about service to others.
First of all, Westboro Baptist Church is not a Baptist church. “Baptist Church” is part of their name because that is what they have named themselves. No recognized or sanctioned Baptist organization, large or small, claims Westboro. It is exactly as if I said I had conquered the universe because I started calling myself “Bo Williams, Conqueror of the Universe.”
Westboro has fewer than 40 members, nearly all of them related to each other. Most of them are descended from Fred Phelps, Westboro’s founder.
Westboro gets press very far out of proportion to its size. This is partially because they are crafty marketers, but mostly because they are regularly trotted out as some sort of counterpoint to radical Islam. “See,” some bloviating nitwit will sniff, “Christianity has its own problems.”
Eh, no. Westboro is not a problem of Christianity whatsoever. It’s three dozen or so hateful people with a really small gene pool in a Topeka neighborhood, receiving regular injections of currency from those with anti-Christian agendas.