"Plan 9 From Outer Space," sometimes called "the worst movie of all time," was funded by the Baptist Church of Beverly Hills. The plan was to make a cheap science-fiction movie then invest the profits in a religious film. thedissolve.com/features/…
H. P. Lovecraft once snuck into the organ loft of the First Baptist Church in America, the church founded in Providence by Roger Williams himself in 1638, to play "Yes, We Have No Bananas" on the organ. However, he wasn't able to turn it on. hplovecraft.com/creation/…
In response to the Rosa Parks incident, the Montgomery bus boycotters organized as the Montgomery Improvement Association, or MIA. They selected Martin Luther King Jr., a newcomer to Montgomery, who was a young and mostly unknown minister of the Dexter Ave. Baptist Church, to be their leader. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
The Southern Baptist Convention was formed in 1845 after a split from northern Baptists over the abolition of slavery, after the 1840 American Baptist Anti-Slavery Convention brought the issue of slavery into the open and subsequently rejected allowing slaveholders to serve as missionaries. abhsarchives.org/northern…
The smallest European colony was the Fort of St. John the Baptist in Ouidah, Dahomey (modern day Benin). When the government of newly independent Dahomey annexed the fort in 1961, the last two residents tried to burn it down instead of surrendering it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Fred Phelps was excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church before his death for having a change of heart about his religious beliefs and acknowledging the "Equality House," a local LGBT support organization, as "good people." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Lenny McLean, who played β€œBarry the Baptist” in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, was diagnosed with lung cancer while filming and died shortly before the movie’s release (age 49). In response Guy Ritchie had billboards changed to feature McLean and dedicated the film to him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
Even the Ku Klux Klan classifies the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group; the KKK were one of the main counter protesters against the Church's anti-Memorial Day protests at the Arlington Cemetery, Virginia edition.cnn.com/2011/US/0…
Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, was excommunicated a few months before his death for having a 'change of heart' towards gay people huffpost.com/entry/fred-p…
Baptist priest Glynn Wolfe holds the record for most monogamous marries with 29 marriages. His shortest mariage lasted 19 days and his longest lasted 11 years. His 28th wife was 37 years his juinor and his final wife held the record for most-married woman (23 times). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gly…
The Gospel of Luke dates when the ministry of John the Baptist began: In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar. This specifies A.D. 29, which identifies the years of Jesus' Ministry ncregister.com/blog/jimmy…
Foo Fighters trolled the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City by dressing up as cowboys and singing a gay love song called Keep it Clean (Hot Buns) in front of them. youtube.com/watch?app=des…
Shirley Phelps from the Westboro Baptist Church had a son out of wedlock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Fred Phelps was excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church before his death for having a change of heart about his religious beliefs and acknowledging the "Equality House," a local LGBT support organization, as "good people." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Jews could eat grasshoppers or locusts, as John the Baptist did, but no other insects. Those dietary laws would have been in effect up to the time of the New Covenant. In the book of Acts, Paul and the apostles argued over unclean foods learnreligions.com/what-w…
Leonard Nimoy's funeral was free of Westboro baptist church protesters because they couldn't figure out the location opposingviews.com/i/socie…
South Baptism, the largest protestant denomination in the US, was created in a split over the main baptist branch's opposition to slavery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Today I learned about the Shiloh baptist Church stampede that killed 115 people. With 3000 people inside a fight erupted and a man shouting "fight" was misheard as 'fire' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
The Satanic Temple held a "Pink Mass" ritual over the grave of the mother of Fred Phelps - the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church. The group said that the mass would turn the dead woman into a posthumous lesbian. abcnews.go.com/blogs/head…
Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, two wealthy extremely entrepreneurs, sent each other gag Christmas gifts. Rockefeller sent Carnegie a cardboard vest to make fun of his poor childhood. In return Carnegie sent a fine whiskey to Rockefeller, a devout baptist who had given up drinking. history.co.uk/biographies…
The Early habitats believed that Boston was a Godly city and everything was in ordinance with God. Obadiah Holmes, a Baptist Minister was imprisoned and whipped publicly in Boston in July 1651 because of following his religion. billlentis.com/history-of…
In the Mandaean religion, a religion with ~70,000 followers, almost all in Iraq before the 2003 Invasion, John the Baptist is their main teacher, Jesus, Moses, and Abraham were false prophets, and the Holy Spirit is evil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Members of Westboro Baptist Church have been specifically banned from entering Canada for hate speech. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
A priest and book publisher devised recipes featuring foods appearing in the Bible during the time of figures such as Moses and Esau. One recipe is locust soup from John the Baptist's wilderness diet youtube.com/watch?v=1fiop…
Former President Jimmy Carter renounced his religion as a Southern Baptist in opposition to the way women were treated as inferiors to men. abcnews.go.com/US/story?i…
Canada has specifically banned members of the Westboro Baptist Church from entering the country. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
The Canadian government has banned members of the Westboro Baptist Church from entering the country en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Lisa LampanΠ΅lli promisΠ΅d to donatΠ΅ $1,000 dollars to Gay MΠ΅n's HΠ΅alth Crisis for Π΅vΠ΅ry mΠ΅mΠ΅bΠ΅r of WΠ΅stboro Baptist Church that protΠ΅stΠ΅d hΠ΅r show on May 20, 2011 in Kansas. 44 protΠ΅stΠ΅rs showΠ΅d up, shΠ΅ roundΠ΅d it up to $50,000 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The major scale "words" (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) have their roots in a Latin hymn honoring John the Baptist en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ut_…
The Indian state of Nagaland is over 75% baptist, a percentage higher than Texas or Mississippi, making it 'the most baptist state in the world'. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
In 2007, the First Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church purchased a $150,000 Bentley, neglected to pay their $12,000 water bill, and defaulted on their $1.5 million mortgage. The church was struck by lightning and the subsequent fire completely destroyed the building. articles.baltimoresun.com…
In 2001, a documentary filmmaker set out to expose the Westboro Baptist Church for their "hate-mongering" beliefs. He instead joined the church, and is now one of the top pastors. pitch.com/kansascity/at-w…
Shirley Phelps-Roper (Westboro Baptists, daughter of Fred Phelps) had a son out of wedlock and therefore is the type of person she preaches against. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Fred Phelps was a civil rights lawyer who earned recognition from the NAACP before founding the Westboro Baptist Church. He was also excommunicated from the church before his death for having a change of heart about his religious beliefs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
, Comedian Lisa Lampanelli once pledged to donate $1,000 to gay charity in the name of the Waterboro Baptist Church of each of its members that showed up to protest her show. She ended up donating $50,000. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8…
A Baptist minister from California held the record for most monogamous marriages- 29 with his shortest marriage lasting 19 days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gly…
Two Satanist gay couples were charged with a misdemeanor after kissing each other over the grave of Fred Phelps' (from the Westboro Baptist Church) mother. queerty.com/arrest-warran…
Members of the Ku Klux Klan have actually protested the Westboro Baptist Church for picketing at the funerals of veterans. youtube.com/watch?v=OnfHQ…
The Ku Klux Klan and the Westbroro Baptist Church have denounced one another. The KKK opposes the WBC anti-soldier statements, and the WBC opposes the KKK's racism. thedailybeast.com/article…
Nagaland, a state in northern India, has a higher percentage of Baptists than Texas or Mississippi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag…
The Indian state of Nagaland is 88% Christian of which 75% are Baptist making Nagaland both more Christian and more Baptist than any US state. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag…
John the Baptist lived on locusts and wild honey in the wilderness. The head, wings and legs of the locust were removed, and the body fried in rendered butter or preserved in salt womeninthebible.net/bible…
Fred Phelps, leader of The Westboro Baptist Church, is banned from entering The United Kingdom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Nathan Phelps son of the head pastor at Westboro Baptist Church left home on 18th bday and is now an atheist and LGBT rights activist youtube.com/watch?v=nROaN…
The KKK hates the Westboro Baptist Church and they once had a showdown theatlantic.com/national/…
Dr. King's mother was also shot to death after him, while she was in Ebenezer Baptist Church theguardian.com/world/201…
There is a single hacker who has taken down over 170 Jihadi websites as well as Wikileaks, Lizard Squad, and Westboro Baptist Church. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
Bill O'Reilly volunteered to pay the court costs of the father of a fallen soldier who lost his case against Westboro Baptist Church. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
Jimmy Carter has severed his ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in protest of their treatment of women theage.com.au/opinion/los…

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