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Extremist Religion Presentation

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The Westboro Baptist Church and the African Witch Children
Erikson's Identity developmental stages:
4/8: School age (6 - 11): Industry vs. Infiriority
5/8: Adolescance (12 - 18): Identity vs. Role Confusion
6/8: Young Adulthood (19 - 40): Intimacy vs. Isolation

And now... some videos.
The Effects of Extremist Religion on Adolescent Development
Miranda Banfield Powell and Lindsay Downe
Lawrence Kohlberg's Moral Development Theory
Preconventional Level: (up to age 9) Children learn morality by following rules set by their parents. They learn positive and negative consequences.

Conventional Level: (age 9 until adolescance) Children begin to understand what is expected of them; morality is understood as achieving the expectations of parents and family.
And now...some more videos.
Bibliography (Westboro Baptist Church):

"Magazine/ Louis Theroux: Westboro Baptist Church Revisited." Last.fm. CBS Interactive, 2013. Web. 3 May 2013.
Iannaccone, Laurence R., and Eli Berman. "Religious Extremist: The Good, the Bad and the Deadly." Elib@ucsd.edu. Department of Economics, George Mason University, Fairfax, n.d. Web. 4 May 2013.
Ruppel, Glenn, Kelsea Myers, and Eamon McNiff. "Raised to Hate: Kids of the Westboro Baptist Church." Www.ABCnews.go.com. ABC and Yahoo News, 2013. Web. 4 May 2013. <http://abcnews.go.com/2020/raised-hate-kids-westboro-baptist-church/story?id=10809348>.
McLeod, Saul. "Kohlberg." - Moral Development. Simply Psychology, 2011. Web. 8 May 2013. <http://www.simplypsychology.org/kohlberg.html>.
Williams, Mary Elizabeth. "SALON." Saloncom RSS. Salon Media Group Inc., 2013. Web. 10 May 2013.
DELL'ANTONIA, KJ. "Westboro Baptist Daughters Leave Their Church." Motherlode Westboro Baptist Daughters Leave Their Church Comments. The New York Times Company, 7 Feb. 2013. Web. 8 May 2013.
Theroux, Louis. "The Most Hated Family in America." THe Most Hated Family in America. Dir. Geoffrey O'Connor. Prod. Stuart Cabb, Emma Cooper, Nick Mirsky, Geoffrey O'Connor, and Louis Theroux. BBC. London (UK), Apr. 2006. Television.
Copper, Emma, dir. "The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis." Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America in Crisis. Prod. Emma Copper and Nick Mirsky. BBC. London (UK), 3 Apr. 2011. Television.

Bibliography (African Witch Children):

The Week Staff. "Africa's Child-witch Hysteria - The Week." The Week. The Week Publications Inc., 2013. Web. 10 May 2013.
Ortenzi, T.J. "African Children Denounced As "Witches" By Christian Pastors." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 18 Oct. 2009. Web. 2 May 2013. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/18/african-children-denounce_n_324943.html>.
Riedel, Felix. "Children in African Witch Hunts." Witchcraft and Human Rights Infomation Network, 2012. Web. 4 May 2013. <http://www.whrin.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/childreninafricanwitchhuntsfinalversion-1-Felix-Riedel-2.pdf>.
Cimpric, Alexandra. "Children Accused of Witchcraft." UNICEF, 2010. Web. 6 May 2013. <http://www.unicef.org/wcaro/wcaro_children-accused-of-witchcraft-in-Africa.pdf>.
Bannor-Addae, Rebecca. "Scapegoating the Most Vulnerable in the Central African Republic." Central African Republic. UNICEF, 25 May 2012. Web. 22 May 2013. <http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/car_49658.html>.
"Child 'Witches'" Stepping Stones Nigeria. Stepping Stones Nigeria, 2012. Web. 22 May 2013. <http://www.steppingstonesnigeria.org/witchcraft.html>.
Dispatches: Return to Africa's Witch Children. Dir. Mags Gavan and Joost Van Der Valk. Perf. Sophie Okonedo. Channel 4, 2009. DVD.
Njoku, Geoffrey. "UNICEF and Partners Bring Hope to Children Accused of ‘witchcraft’ in Nigeria." At a Glance: Nigeria. UNICEF, 02 July 2009. Web. 19 May 2013. <http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/nigeria_50153.html>.
"What Is Witchcraft Abuse?" Stepping Stones Nigeria. AFRUCA, June 2009. Web. 19 May 2013. <http://www.steppingstonesnigeria.org/images/pdf/what_is_witchcraft_abuse.pdf>.
Discussion Questions:
Q.1, On a scale of 1 - 10, how f*cking crazy is this sh*t we just showed you?!?!? But nar seriously guys...

1. As a result of the Westboro baptist church's words of hate, there are talks of amending the right to free speech. Also in Nigeria, the Akwa Ibom state has introduced child rights into law, prohibiting the branding of children as witches. When do you think it's appropriate for politics to interfere in religion?

2.Is location a factor in the intensity of religion?

3. Discuss other effects the ideals of the Westboro Baptist church could have on adolescant development.

4. Could the ways in which the WestBoro Baptist church are raising younger members be considered child abuse?
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