The word ‘synagogue’ has a Greek root, meaning, ‘to come together’.
The word also explains the power of collective prayers under one roof.
The group carries out daily picketing in Topeka and travels nationally to picket the funerals of gay victims of murder, gay-bashing or people who have died from complications related to AIDS; other events related or peripherally related to homosexuality; Kansas City Chiefs football games; and live pop concerts.
Many other Baptist churches and Baptist conventions, including the Baptist World Alliance and the Southern Baptist Convention (the two largest Baptist denominations), have denounced the WBC over the years.Architecturally, all synagogues in Shawnee Mission face towards Jerusalem. There is usually a raised platform situated in the middle, from where all the prayers are read out.