Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist
Church says gay allies should be put to death.
ABC's Nightline on Wednesday
aired a revealing profile of the group.
Correspondent Nick Watt traveled to
Topeka, spending time mostly with Steve Drain, the former documentary
filmmaker who decided to join the church in the course of filming a
When Watt confronts Drain about the
group's main message – that gay sex is a sin – Drain defends his
“You guys say it in quite a mean
way,” Watt tells Drain while seated on a leather couch.
“No, we don't,” Drain answers. “It
would be mean if I gave an unscriptural answer.”
“'God hates fags,' that's not
scriptural,” Watt says.
“Of course it is,” Drain insists.
“Every stinking one of you is wrong about morality, because you
pull morality from your black heart. I use the Bible.”
In another segment, Jael Phelps, one of
church leader Fred Phelp's grandchildren, tells Watt that gay allies
should be put to death.
“The government should institute the
death penalty for these things,” Phelps says.
“So, you think the government of this
country should put me to death for enabling homosexuality by thinking
it's ok?” Watt asks.
“Yes,” Phelps says with a big grin.
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