I still don't know why so many people and media outlets give a shit about these people. Yes what they say and do is fucked up, but this "church" has been well documented as a fringe group of extremists, basically an in-bred family, that has very few followers, and no political clout. You know that they're pretty outside the circle when even hardcore Baptists look at them and go "Woah, fuck that."
Even a slightly different attitude would have changed these assholes into a punchline long ago. The difference between this group dickheads and those guys in Deliverance is pretty negligible.