The Westboro Baptist Church is (Still) Not in Westborough
As the picket-happy church threatens to come to Boston, we thought it's worth clarifying that it has absolutely nothing to do with Westborough.
Editor's Note: This story originally ran in February 2012, when the Westboro Baptist Church was planning to picket Whitney Houston's funeral. We are republishing, lest someone reading about the church's threat to picket at Marathon bombing victims' funerals be confused about where the church is located.
Whatever your politics or religious beliefs, chances are you have heard of the Westboro Baptist Church.
One reader had asked Westborough Patch last year about this church, which she presumed to be in Westborough, MA. However, to be clear, the Westboro Baptist Church is located in the western suburbs of Topeka, KS.
In our poll question today, we want to know how you feel about Westborough, MA sharing a name with the Westboro Baptist Church.
Does it bother you that some people think the Westboro Baptist Church is in Westborough? As a resident of Westborough, have you ever been asked about the Westboro Baptist Church?
(Former Patch editor MaryJo Kurtz contributed the original report.)