As she continued scrolling through Twitter, she saw that it was full of people mourning Murphy.The contrast between the grief on Twitter and the buoyant mood in the basement unsettled her.Albert Snyder's son, Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, was killed in the line of duty in Iraq in 2006.Westboro picketed Matthew Snyder's funeral displaying signs that stated, for instance, "God Hates the USA/Thank God for 9/11," "Thank God for Dead Soldiers," and "Don't Pray for the USA." The church notified local authorities in advance that they intended to picket the funeral, staged the picket on public land adjacent to a public street, and complied with all police instructions.We have a permanent injunction against all unsaved persons.
is a TV documentary written and presented by the BBC's Louis Theroux about the family at the heart of the Westboro Baptist Church.The organization is monitored by the Anti-Defamation League, and classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. ALSO SEE: America's Most Hated Family In Crisis, and Brainwashed by the Westboro Baptist Church The church bases its work around the belief expressed by its best known slogan and the address of its primary website, "God hates fags", and expresses the opinion, based on its Biblical interpretation, that nearly every tragedy in the world is God's punishment for homosexuality – specifically society's increasing tolerance and acceptance of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people.The group has achieved national notice because of its picketing of funeral processions of U. It maintains that God hates homosexuals above all other kinds of "sinners" and that homosexuality should be a capital crime."It's proof that people are seeing it and reacting to it." Phelps-Roper spent much of the morning responding to angry tweets, citing Bible passages. Surprisingly, it was a Hollywood tragedy that first gave Phelps-Roper a glimpse of humanity--something that she had been taught not to have."I think your plan is back-firing," she taunted Black. Brittany Murphy's death in 2009 was the catalyst to her path to freedom: "Phelps-Roper had loved Murphy in 'Clueless,' and she felt an unexpected pang—not quite sadness, but something close—over her death.