Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Correspondence and Articles
Span Dates: 2003
Volume: 246 items
This collection includes correspondence and articles concerning the planned picket by Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. of HUC-JIR's Cincinnati campus in Feb. 2003 because of the Reform Jewish movement's acceptance of gay and lesbian marriages and rabbis.
The Jewish Reform movement has accepted gay civil unions since 1996 and ordination of lgbtq rabbis beginning in 1990. Westboro Baptist Church has sponsored pickets of a wide range of identities and behaviors it labels "unchristian."
A description of the collection can be found online.
The collection is located at the American Jewish Archives.
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