Share Shares One of the most reviled hate groups on the planet, the Ku Klux Klan has a rich history of weirdness. However, the Klan has gone through a few distinct eras. The first organization formed almost immediately before the end of the Civil War, but it only existed a few years before disbanding. Some 45 years later, the Klan resurrected after the release of the film The Birth of a Nation. They railed against not only blacks but Catholics, Jews, immigrants, and even the consumption of alcohol. This was the most powerful version of the KKK, with membership estimated at two to six million at its height. This was the group that introduced the burning cross. The second version of the Klan largely fell out of favor by the s, and by the time World War II began, only a handful of members remained. The group rose up again in response to the burgeoning civil rights movement, and it continues to limp on.
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Major critics[ edit ] One of the most prominent early critics of the church was D. Canright , an early leader in the movement in the late 19th century who apostatized and recanted but later left and became a Baptist pastor. In the middle of the 20th century, evangelical Walter Martin and the Christian Research Institute concluded that the Seventh-day Adventist church is a legitimate Christian body with some heterodox doctrines and stated, “They are sound on the great New Testament doctrines including grace and redemption through the vicarious offering of Jesus Christ ‘once for all’.
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Angry because of all the sacrifices our servicemen and women have made so that these people could have the right to do their ridiculous protests. I am also a strong Christian who is well aware that the Bible tells us that God is the only person being with the authority to pass judgement on others. I will not bring up my position on homosexuality as it is irrelevant.
The only comment I can make concerning that issue is what I have just said; we have no authority to pass judgement on others. I found after watching this documentary, however, I am no longer angered but saddened. It is sad to think people with such hateful thoughts are able to manipulate those that should be closest to them, their family, into following their scornful message.
It is sad to see that the children are being brainwashed into spreading their message as well. I agree that Theroux should have attempted to interview the former members of the church, those who left, but it was still a very effective documentary. Unfortunately, nothing can be. Not anything legal, at least. They are exercising their constitutional rights of free speech, assembly, and religion.
Were someone to attempt to stop them, they could take their case to the Supreme Court and win. I can only pray that there is still hope for these people to realize what they are doing.
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The name Independent Fundamental Baptist Church is used traditionally by churches which pattern themselves strictly after the example of the early church as found in the New Testament. Today the name Baptist is used by many churches who are not truly following the teachings of the New Testament. Some of these churches have gone so far to even deny the fundamental teachings of the Bible, such as the deity of Christ, the virgin birth and salvation by the Grace of God, through faith.
Others have to a lesser degree compromised the Word of God by their teaching, practices and church polity trying to confront to popular religious tends. The true Independent Fundamental Baptists have no association or fellowship with these churches because they teach or practice things contrary to the New Testament.
A member of the Satanic Temple in Missouri has filed a lawsuit against the state that alleges that her religious rights are violated by the state’s abortion restrictions.
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The reality of the past fifty years, of the rise of second and third wave feminism, of the culture wars and the collapse of the family unit, could be summed up in one word—deregulation. In short, people are no longer beholden to a great deal of legal and social restrictions on their behavior, particularly when it comes to their sexuality. What need was there, many wonder, for such restrictions in the first place?
By rejecting this, feminists decide to ignore all of the implications it has in our society. We could depict this difference in libido between the sexes like so: Clearly, when it comes to sex, women are in far greater demand. The question of how to divide up this relatively limited amount of desire among women is one every human society has struggled with.
Now, the Church waits in prayerful anticipation of the upcoming conclave and the installation of a new pope who will lead the Catholic Church forward in these trying times. Our hearts are heavy with sadness, and perhaps also some anxiety, as we look toward a future that is at this moment uncertain. Who will guide us? Who next will sit in the Chair of St.
Westboro Baptist Church members demonstrate outside of Olathe North High School on May 20, , near Kansas City. Nearly all WBC signs now contain biblical references.
Before I get started I must premise this section by telling you that this is one of the most dangerous and destructive false teaching of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination. Teaching tithing is absolutely unbiblical and nothing more than mind control manipulation. There has been a lot of good information on the truth about tithing made available online and I will provide some links at the bottom of this page to web sites that I have read and agree with.
The purpose of this page is not to go into a lot of detail about tithing. I would simply like to point out the false teachings of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination in this area and touch on some of the important points about tithing that show why it is wrong. When I recently asked an Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination minister about tithing this was his reply was: However, God has categorically promised to bless those who will so honor Him.
The Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination teaches that there is a difference between the two.
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It was easy for Megan Phelps-Roper to tweet things that made people cringe—she knew that they were evil or deluded by God. Megan Phelps-Roper, a twenty-three-year-old legal assistant, seized the opportunity. She believed that all manner of other tragedies—war, natural disaster, mass shootings—were warnings from God to a doomed nation, and that it was her duty to spread the news of His righteous judgments. To protest the increasing acceptance of homosexuality in America, the Westboro Baptist Church picketed the funerals of gay men who died of AIDS and of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Westboro had long used the Internet to spread its message. In , the church launched a Web site, www.
Westboro Baptist Church, led by the Rev. Fred Phelps, has drawn much media attention in the past for their fervent anti-gay stance and protests at the funerals of military servicemen displaying.
The WBC does more picketing than praying. While they are known for their hatred of homosexuals, they have also protested the Southern Baptist Convention, Comic-Con, Kansas City Chiefs football games, and Broadway musicals. Here are ten weird facts about the church so terrible that even the KKK wants nothing to do with them. Even though Westboro considers itself a Primitive Baptist Church, it has no affiliation with any church or denomination nor any desire to cooperate with other organizations, not even other Baptist ones.
The WBC equates membership in most religious groups with Devil worship. Americasroof From to , senior pastor Fred Phelps led the dynasty along with nine of his children. Few outsiders have joined their ranks. They do not spend time with outsiders. The WBC only has around 70 members, and their numbers continue to decline. Good luck with that. Libby Phelps, author of Girl on a Wire: She saw the protests as just another outing with the cousins.
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This Thanksgiving ex-president Obama continues with his tradition of apologizing to turkeys everywhere for the injustice they suffered since America’s founding Oslo, Norway: Trump reverses Obama’s executive order banning hurricanes ISIS claims responsibility for a total solar eclipse over the lands of American crusaders and nonbelievers When asked if they could point to North Korea on a map many college students didn’t know what a map was CNN: We must bring America into the 21st century by replacing the 18th century Constitution with 19th century poetry Pelosi: As of Saturday July 8, , all of Earth’s ecosystems have shut down as per Prince Charles’s super scientific pronouncement made 96 months ago.
The Westboro Baptist Church, the group known for picketing the funerals of slain U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan with virulent anti-gay rhetoric, is coming to protest graduating students at.
About This Site Thank you for visiting. I was a member of a spiritually abusive Independent Fundamental Baptist Church for a little over 25 years. The focus of this site, therefore, is the issue of spiritual abuse and deception in the IFB churches. This site also has a secondary emphasis on other Christian churches, but will mostly focus on the IFB Denomination. Like others who have similar sites, the reason for concentrating on the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination is simply due to personal experience.
Most Baptist churches are very similar to the IFB. Some are a little different and may be less strict or have different stances on scripture, but for the most part they are all very similar. I can really only speak from my experiences so that is why this site is singling out the IFB. Much of what you will read here comes directly from my personal experience. Much of the information contained within this site can be generalized to other churches, but not all of it.
I will let you, the reader, determine which applies to you and your unique situation. Since leaving the IFB in , I have encountered many people who have come from not only IFB churches, but also other Christian churches with similar experiences of spiritual abuse. Although I understand that good things still happen in IFB churches and that many people are brought to the Lord and salvation, I still believe that the IFB operates much like a cult.
Afterall, God can use a cult to bring people to him.