Fred Phelps, right, and members of the Westboro Baptist Church stand across the street from Penwell-Gable Funeral Home protesting the funeral of Sgt.
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the office of pastor is limited to men by Scripture.
Thus, in 1998 women were thus denied leadership roles in their own families and in 2000 they were also denied the right to hold leadership roles in their churches.
Members were outnumbered at the funeral by advocates, who sang Christmas carols and held signs of support for the Edwards family. The high court decided in an 8-1 decision that the church's actions were protected under free speech.
Westboro has picketed numerous military funerals dating before and after Snyder's.
As America mourned, the Westboro Baptist Church picketed.
The change also did not say what should happen to the 1,600 or so Southern Baptist clergywomen who existed at the time, about 100 of whom were leading congregations.Evidently, Baptist men didnt like the idea of making any sort of gesture of submission to their wives.And what about widows and widowers is one kicked out of the family the moment ones spouse dies?At least 8,000 delegates attended the 141st annual Southern Baptist Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1998.The focal point of that years convention was a revision of the Baptist Faith and Message first written in 1925 and then rewritten in 1963.After a monumental public backlash — which included hacker group Anonymous releasing the addresses of church members — they did not attend.Tuscon, Ariz., young shooting victim (2011): The church announced it would picket the funeral of Christina Green, a 9-year-old victim of the Jan. As a result of the threat, Arizona passed an emergency bill that banned protests within 300 feet of funerals.The Southern Baptists, interestingly, broke away from the Baptist church over the issue of slavery. Deuteronomy -4 states: If there is a young woman, a virgin already engaged to be married, and a man meets her in the town and lies with her, you shall bring both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death, the young woman because she did not cry for help in the town and the man because he violated his neighbors wife. I wonder if such a change in rape laws is something which they will call for in the coming years?Not content to simply limit womens role in the home and in marriage as they did during the 1998 meeting, the Southern Baptist Convention has tried to make sure that women do not play an important role in religious matters either.Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims (2012): A day after 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 Newtown, Conn., first-graders, six school workers, his mother and himself on Dec.14, 2012, church members took to social media claiming that they would picket the vigil for victims of the mass killing.