WBC has been involved in actions against gay people since , when it sought a crackdown on homosexual activity at Gage Park near its headquarters. In addition to conducting anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets celebrity funerals and public events. Protests have also been held against Jews, Mormons , and Catholics. Many protests have included WBC members defacing the American flag, flying the flag upside down on a flagpole, and holding protest signs with inflammatory statements; the most notable of which being "God hates fags" and "Thank God for dead soldiers". In , Forbes stated WBC had about 70 members. It is headquartered in the west side of Topeka, Kansas.
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This is a list of notable homophobic , biphobic and transphobic violence. Examples include corrective rape and other types of assault. See list of unlawfully killed transgender people for homicides of transgender people. In , the Scottish Parliament unanimously passed legislation that means that crimes motivated by hatred of gay or disabled people will now be considered as 'aggravated offences'. Category:LGBT culture. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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We are now going to investigate everything further and trace the perpetrators. The messages, written in English on the front door and one of the outside walls of the house, come less than a week after the brutal murder of a gay man in Belgium in a park outside of Antwerp, where he was lured by three teenagers who made a fake profile on the gay dating app Grindr. These facts can be life-threatening and strict action must be taken. Incidents like this rightly provoke a lot of indignation.
Until recent decades, same-sex behavior was placed in the same category with gluttony or drunkenness — as a vice of excess anyone might be prone to — not as the expression of a sexual orientation. Celibacy is a gift, not a mandate. The Bible honors celibacy as a good way of living — Jesus was celibate, after all — but it also makes clear that celibacy must be a voluntary choice.