Westboro Baptist Church to protest at two CTX churches

Posted at 2:42 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-10 20:18:37-04

Members from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church spent some time in Central Texas on Sunday morning. They were seen protesting at Antioch Community Center Church and St.Louis Catholic Church in Waco.

A handful of Westboro Baptist Church members were severely outnumbered by counter protesters at St. Louis Catholic Church. 

According to a post on the Westboro Baptist Church Twitter page, the protest was schedule to last from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., but it quickly fizzled out in around 15 minutes.

Counter protesters cheered as the protestors retreated to their vehicle. 

Father John Guzaldo is the pastor at St.Louis Catholic Church. He said he has no idea why his church was chosen as a protest site.

"I'm not sure what their beef is," said Guzaldo. "They don't know us, they don't know much about the church, so I really don't know. They didn't call me!"

Guzaldo said his church will not give in to the hate and they plan to pray for the Westboro Baptist Church members who showed up today.

"It's saddening that people come and spread ignorance here," said Guzaldo. "It's just sad that they come here and start preaching things they know nothing about and hate. It upsets people, so it's disappointing."

Waco Police were also there to keep the peace as each side shared their message. 

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