Westboro to picket Congregation Beth Shalom

By STEVEN SPARKMAN
neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

Westboro Baptist Church will be picketing Congregation Beth Shalom’s Saturday morning service July 17. The church, headed by founder Fred Phelps, is known for its picketing activities and inflammatory rhetoric.

The Congregation, after discussing the matter among their board of directors and with other local religious groups, have decided to issue no official response.

“We’ve chosen not to address them,” CBS board member Stellah Read said.

The Congregation received an outpouring of local support since the announcement of the group’s visit.

“We’ve received heartwarming letters and emails,” Read said.

Articles on recent visits by Westboro Baptist Church can be found here and here.

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