News Next Door: Westboro Baptists Target 4 Lehigh Valley Churches
The controversial group plans to visit the area on Jan. 20, according to a press release.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church said in a recent press release that they will soon be protesting at four Allentown-area churches.
According to Bethlehem Patch, the protesters say they will arrive on Jan. 20 in order to target "whorehouses masquerading as churches" and lists the following times and locations:
- 8:30 to 9 a.m.: St Paul's Anglican, 2510 Livingston St.
- 9:05 to 9:30 a.m.: Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road
- 9:50 to 10 a.m.: Cathedral of St. Catharine, 210 N. 18th St.
- 10:30 to 11 a.m.: First Baptist Church, 1808 N. 19th St.
all in the Allentown area.
The group has topped the news recently as an online petition to classify Westboro as a hate group and revoke its federal tax-exempt status has gained close to 74,000 signatures.
For the full story, including community reactions, see Bethlehem Patch.