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Hundreds Counterprotest Westboro Baptist Church at DC School

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 9, 2014
The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with a contingent of several hundred counterprotestors when they came to protest Wilson High School in D.C.

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.

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.

Westboro Baptist Church Responds to Phelps’ Death: ’Thank God’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
The Westboro Baptist Church’s Twitter has been very active since the passing of the church’s founder Fred Phelps. In one of the tweets, the church "thanks god" for his passing.

Ex-WBC Leader Fred Phelps May Not Have a Funeral

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 17, 2014
The former leader of the Westboro Baptist Church is dying. But a member of the the organization reportedly told the Huffington Post that holding memorial services are not in line with the the WBC’s teachings.

Life After Westboro with Megan and Grace Phelps

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Oct 31, 2013
Last November Megan & Grace Phelps-Roper put away their "God Hates Fags" signs forever. Now the granddaughters of Pastor Fred Phelps of the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church apologize for how their picketing inflicted so much pain.

The Westboro Baptist Church Has a Vine Account

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Oct 25, 2013
The vehemently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church has apparently been on Vine for two months.

Phelps Son: Westboro Founder ’Evil,’ Abusive

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Mar 18, 2011
One of Fred Phelps’ sons says that his famously anti-gay father has done far worse than aim offensive messages at gays. According to Nathan Phelps, the founder of Westboro Baptist Church has also beaten his children and his wife to bloody pulps.

High court rules for military funeral protesters

By Mark Sherman | Wednesday Mar 2, 2011
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving families.

Kan. church agrees to not protest Arizona funerals

Thursday Jan 13, 2011
A Kansas church known for picketing the funerals of slain servicemen and blaming their deaths on the country’s tolerance of homosexuality won’t protest at the funerals of any victims of the shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz.