Westboro's winnings
in the group's favor is impossible to ignore. Assuming readers don't necessarily know what Westboro Westboro Baptist Church keeps popping up in GetReligion territory thanks to its ability to capture helpful to explain that Westboro is an independent congregation with no ties any Baptist conventions or Westboro is and what they believe. Barbara Bradley Hagerty gave a "peek" inside Westboro in her round-up really news? Westboro protests at lots of funerals, how does this particular one make it different Westboro's winnings
Westboro's swing at anti-Semitism
mind when leaving any mention of Westboro out of this story about their protest at the school the Obama girls attend. mind when leaving any mention of Westboro out of this story about their protest at the school the We've debated before whether Westboro Baptist Church is worthy of newsprint. Probably not. But the absolutely Hitler-esque. They talk of filthy Jews and Jews murdering Christ." Since April, Westboro elaborate programs to drown out Westboro's cries. But because the church's protests are often small and Obama girls attend. Westboro is notorious for protesting outside soldier funerals and for its slogan Westboro's swing at anti-Semitism We’ve debated before whether Westboro Baptist Church is worthy of newsprint. Probably not. But the
Westboro worthy of newsprint?
when should journalists spill ink on the Westboro Baptist Church? That's a question Chicago Tribune speak for itself." I tend to agree with Eckstrom, though I think Westboro only needs to be covered Westboro is worthy of newsprint: Rabbi Shoshanah Conover of Temple Sholom in Chicago said members of religion reporter Manya Brachear, who chose not to pay any attention to Fred Phelps and his Westboro The Westboro Baptist Church must be the most objectionable Christian community in the United States Westboro worthy of newsprint?
What's in the Westboro name?
stake. But take a look at how the author frames the Westboro group in both the lead and later on in Westboro group. While it is necessary to include the group's given title, it might be worth noting Westboro Baptist Church. The most recent news has a judge cutting in half the punitive damage award granted should be protected outside the Westboro group. My guess is that finding someone would be pretty What's in the Westboro name? for its anti-gay protest at the 2006 Maryland funeral of a Marine killed in Iraq.... Westboro members
Westboro vs. Southern Baptists lefties
infamous crew from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan.? You see, the editors at Baptist Westboro vs. Southern Baptists lefties
A father's war against Westboro
Westboro Baptist Church, which believes military deaths are the work of a wrathful God who punishes came across an Associated Press piece tied to Westboro this week, I was prepared not to like it soldiers' funerals pushed Westboro back into the news. Then late last month, Westboro made headlines If I never had to read another story about the Westboro Baptist Church and its "staged-for-media if they find Westboro's protests loathsome. They point to the undisputed facts of the case. Westboro If I never had to read another story about the Westboro Baptist Church and its “staged-for-media A father's war against Westboro
Why journalists love Westboro Baptist
Westboro Baptist (surf this) to deal with in a single GetReligion post, especially one written front yard -- literally, or digitally -- and grab your local newspaper. Read the Westboro story that Why journalists love Westboro Baptist Associated Press style -- from Westboro Baptist Church." But that wouldn't fit very well in our Associated Press style — from Westboro Baptist Church.” But that wouldn’t fit very well in our format. members of Westboro Baptist Church waved a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday thanking God grasping the fact that the members of the Westboro legal team -- once again, a wave of folks related
Westboro nutjobs protest Billy Graham
splash Westboro made in the community or the law enforcement resources assigned to the protest — the hatefest like the spiritual termites of the Westboro Baptist Church. protesters from Westboro Baptist Church picketed outside the Billy Graham Training Center in Swannanoa Westboro nutjobs protest Billy Graham certifiably wacky pastor, or his family. In most cases, I believe the best media approach to Westboro is , but I'd be perfectly happy if I never had to read another word about Fred Phelps, Westboro's hatefest like the spiritual termites of the Westboro Baptist Church. This week, the Westboro
This Westboro voice sounds strangely familiar
The Westboro Baptist Church saga has always intrigued and appalled me, in large part because of my happen if mainstream reporters actually listened to the Westboro Baptist folks and tried to describe biting my lip and listening carefully to this event. But here is the key. For the Westboro Baptist rising in Iraq, she said Westboro's leaders concluded that, "It's too late now. ... This nation is This Westboro voice sounds strangely familiar the end of the column: To understand Westboro and its beliefs, stressed Margie Phelps, it helps to
One way to cover Westboro Baptist
south side of the street outside the high school. The Westboro group earlier had announced plans to soldiers killed in action. The Westboro crew is also raising important First Amendment issues, for better as the Westboro Baptist Church will show up in your zip code. Central High School. As five people from the self-proclaimed Westboro Baptist Church gathered on ., the suburban Chicago home of scores of Holocaust survivors. So a small cell of Westboro Baptist as the Westboro Baptist Church will show up in your zip code. We've had some interesting One way to cover Westboro Baptist
NPR shocked Westboro stories go viral
Baptist Church announces its plans to protest the funeral, people tweet a lot of OMGs. Westboro, if you Westboro demonstrator, and his mom posted a photo on Facebook. Well, to date, NPR's blog post about this A celebrity death sort of goes like this: Celebrity dies, people tweet a lot of RIPs. Westboro NPR shocked Westboro stories go viral we do with these kinds of stories? Is there anything more to it besides traffic bait? Westboro protest and a counter-protest. For years, members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas
Do journalists need to crank up the Phelps vitriol? Really?
I am cool with newspapers quoting people saying that the Westboro crew are driven by hate-fueled Phelps as the founder of the "hate-fueled Westboro Baptist Church." This language quickly vanished, but it is quite reasonable for critics of Westboro Baptist -- which would include most people on Planet (originating from estranged son Nathan Phelps) that the anti-gay patriarch of the Westboro Baptist Church was say that there is a pretty good chance that members of the Westboro Baptist Church are going to Westboro Baptist Church
Escape from Westboro Baptist, for some reason or another
accurate manner. You think? However, did I miss something? When did the Westboro people join a Grace announced their exodus from the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas-based parish made infamous by Escape from Westboro Baptist, for some reason or another Westboro flock -- which preaches a brand of free-church Protestantism that even the most conservative Westboro Baptist Church. In a blog post published Wednesday, Megan Phelps-Roper and her younger sister Let’s face it, the edgy folks at the Westboro Baptist Church are not easy to cover in a fair and accurate manner. You think? Let's face it, the edgy folks at the Westboro Baptist Church are not easy to cover in a fair and
Say what!? A Phelps story even Joe Friday would approve
CNN Godbeat pro Daniel Burke's report (hint: he just quotes people): (CNN) – Westboro Baptist Church wrong reasons — Westboro Baptist Church. So journalists, please just quote people. That. Will. Be of Phelps, founder of the famous — for all the wrong reasons — Westboro Baptist Church. Our tmatt eight unnamed "elders" lead the Westboro congregation. A church spokesman declined to respond to was "at the edge of death" at a hospice in Topeka, Kansas, where Westboro Baptist Church has long been Westboro Baptist Church ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made." Westboro declined to say whether or not its patriarch
Can we let Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist rest in peace?
it comes to the late Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church and promoting your business. From my home and Westboro Baptist Church to rest in peace? What if no news outlet reported on this attention Can we let Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist rest in peace? doing it wrong,” one recent message said. Westboro Baptist Church was tipped off about the marquee Westboro Baptist Church
Gay rights, street preachers, and narrative preferences
Church paradigm. Fred Phelps and his Westboro cult must have the greatest publicist in America adhere to its own standards. And unfortunately that standard has been corrupted by the Westboro Baptist Westboro Baptist Church
Do skewed churches deserve skewed coverage?
Westboro picketers. HuffPost even dipped into 2011 to recall a pro-gay song by the Foo Fighters. But his Westboro Baptist Church. Now that he's dead and gone -- but the church is still here to kick his Westboro Baptist Church. Now that he’s dead and gone — but the church is still here to kick little skewing herself: Infamous Westboro Baptist Church head Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. died in Topeka, Kan verbal chainsaws after hearing that Westboro planned to picket a concert in Kansas City. Here's a Westboro Baptist Church that she had made Westboro’s playlist. “Hahaha omg just found out westboro baptist church are going
'Fred Phelps has been excommunicated' and other gossip
true, but it sure doesn't sound like a news lede, does it? In other news, it called Westboro's Phelps' assertions, all they have is Westboro spokesman Steve Drain -- who has denied that Fred Phelps is that Fred Phelps -- of Westboro Baptist Church fame, of "God Hates Fags" fame, of picketing veterans second Phelps brother estranged from Westboro Baptist Church confirmed Sunday morning that Fred Phelps Sr posted: "I've learned that my father, Fred Phelps Sr., pastor of the 'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist that Fred Phelps — of Westboro Baptist Church fame, of “God Hates Fags” fame, of picketing veterans Westboro Baptist Church
Dead soldiers and religious freedom
Not that I want to encourage more coverage of Westboro Baptist Church, but this was worth bringing up. Westboro demonstrators carried signs declaring "God Hates Jews," "America is Doomed," "God is Your Enemy Not that I want to encourage more coverage of Westboro Baptist Church, but this was worth bringing up. Westboro -- you probably know them as the proprietor of godhatesfags.com -- got a lot of and passing motorists. What I couldn't figure out was why Westboro was picketing Jews. (Rabbi ). What's surprising is which of the main two stories got more play. The big news was that Westboro's
Define 'Baptist,' give three examples
you like to have the same brand name on your church sign as the Westboro crew? Duin wrote this Baltimore delivered a $10.9 million verdict against Phelps and his Westboro congregation, due to There's no doubt about it. The Rev. Fred Phelps of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka There’s no doubt about it. The Rev. Fred Phelps of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., is a Baptist — because he says so. said, "Their views don't reflect anything at all of our church." One of Westboro Baptist Church's anybody can call themselves 'Baptist' if they want to." Speaking of the Westboro congregation, he
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