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.