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Former Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps Dies

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Local Kansas news stations report Westboro Baptist Church founder and ex-leader Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. has died. He was 84.

Phelps Tested Free Speech With Anti-Gay Protests

By John Hanna | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society’s tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

That Was Fast! Phelps Clan to Picket Funerals of Tucson Shooting Victims

By Steve Weinstein | Sunday Jan 9, 2011
Fred Phelps & family have once again tried to grab the spotlight with their well-oiled hate machine. They announced they will picket the funeral of Christina Greene, age 9, who was gunned down in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson.

Federal judge blocks Neb. ban on anti-gay church’s flag mutilation

By Timberly Ross | Friday Sep 3, 2010
A federal judge overturned Nebraska’s ban on flag mutilation Thursday, clearing the way for Kansas church protesters to continue trampling on the U.S. flag when they protest at military funerals.

Anti-Gay Congregation Heads to South Florida

By Kilian Melloy | Friday May 15, 2009
The Baptist congregation headed by the Rev. Fred Phelps is headed to South Florida for a weekend of picketing various churches, schools, and consulates.
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