Confronting Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Steve Drain

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Seeking to Understand the Motivation Behind the Most Hated Church in America

Steve Drain is a member of Westboro Baptist Church, a small group of extreme protestors based out of Topeka, Kansas. Founded in 1955, WBC considers itself an “Old School Primitive Baptist Church,” but has no official affiliation with any mainstream Baptist organizations, which have all publicly distanced themselves the group. Known for their “picketing ministry,” we attempted to have a conversation with Mr. Drain about the motivation behind their demonstrations. As you’ll hear in this episode, things didn’t quite go the way we had planned.

Brian Jones