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Westboro And The Religious Roots Of Hate

In researching Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church, Arkansas State University sociologist Rebecca Barrett-Fox got an intimate view of the ministry's operations. Despite what most people think, Barrett-Fox found the congregation and its roots aren't that far off the beaten path.

Barrett-Fox will discuss her book '​God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right' at Kansas City Public Library's Central Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9. For more information, visit

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is an assistant producer for KCUR's Up To Date.