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DETROIT, MI – Members of the Westboro Baptist Church were noticed at Wayne State University today. Tomorrow they are planning on being outside of Aretha Franklin’s funeral.
Westboro Baptist Church is known for its use of inflammatory hate speech, especially against LGBT+ people, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Jews, Romani people, and U.S. soldiers and politicians. It is widely known as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
They need to be pointed back in the direction that they came. The group does have the legal right to protest but as a community banded together, we have a legal right to protest against them. This group has no business interfering with Aretha’s funeral.