Westboro to protest BU vs. K-State game

By Linda Wilkins
Assistant City Editor

Picketers from Westboro Baptist Church plan to protest at the Baylor vs. Kansas State football game from 5:30-6:30 p.m Saturday.

According to the organization’s website, the picketers plan to be at the game because “God hates K-State and God hates Baylor and we’ll be there to remind you of it.”

The organization, which was not available for immediate response, states on its website that Baylor is not teaching its students the Word of God and that Baylor has not published anything regarding divorce and remarriage, gay marriage, abortion and other topics of controversy.

In addition, the organization cites Kansas State University fans as ignorant of Bible passages while they are still able to quote statistics about football.

Baylor Police Chief Jim Doak said, “The best response I have is that we are very aware of the suggestion that they may be present and we will respond appropriately.”

Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kan, began protesting in demonstrations in 1991, opposing homosexual marriage.

The organization has demonstrated at the funerals of U.S. soldiers, specifically soldiers that claimed to be gay.

The demonstrators generally display colorful signs that contain Bible verses and sayings such as “Thank God for AIDS” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.”

The full list of their various sayings can be found on their website.