The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an unaffiliated Baptist church known for its hate speech, especially hate speech against gay people, Jews, and politicians.
The church decided to add it’s opinion on Ireland’s monumental equality referendum earlier today.
Image 1 shows the church’s insulting response to yesterday’s revolutionary change in Ireland. Ireland voted overwhelmingly to amend Article 41 of the 1937 Constitution in a section titled The Family to say: “Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”
The church, located in Topeka, Kansas, is categorized as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Centre.
WBC was headed by Fred Phelps and consists primarily of members of his extended family; in 2011, the church stated that it had about 40 members.
Shortly before Fred Phelp’s death in March 2014, several church representatives came forward to state that the church had not had a defined leader in “a very long time.”
A statement on the website of one link posted by the group reads: “Ireland has absolutely failed its duty to God. It has been wholly given over to the idea that it is okay to be a filthy fag. They have allowed their fags to establish themselves at every level of society, especially in the government. “
Another of the links in their tweet directs people to a music video created by the group to re-affirm the possibility that God may now hate Ireland.