The Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to picket marijuana stores in Pueblo Colorado on Monday, December 29 from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM.
The controversial church plans to picket Pueblo West Organics located on 609 E. Enterprise Drive and Marisol Therapeutics on 922 E. Kimble Drive.
The church claims marijuana shops are associated with sorceries because of their link to the drug trade. On an official news release dated December 18, Westboro Baptist cites the Biblical quote, "And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived." (Revelations 18:23)
In the same press release, the church defines the word "sorceries" as "witchcraft" and "the use or the administering of drugs", among a few other definitions.
The Westboro Baptist Church is a US-based unaffiliated Baptist church widely known for its extreme teachings. The church is recognized as a hate group in some areas.
WBC was headed by Fred Phelps who passed away in March 2014. Majority of the church members are the extended family of Fred Phelps. The church has its headquarters in Topeka, KS.