Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Des Moines School

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Westboro Baptist Church says they will picket outside a Des Moines high school next week because the nation’s youth “have been lied to.”

The controversial group will picket the Iowa State Capitol Building next Monday from 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. They will then head over to East High School from 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.

The group explained they are protesting because, “the youth in this nation have absolutely no hope.”

Pickets are also planned at a school and church in Davenport and a church in Bettendorf.

The church was founded in Topeka, Kansas and has drawn criticism for its pickets at funerals and beliefs on homosexuality.

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