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Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Alaska Native Heritage Center

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
A Topeka, Kansas, church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.

Phelps’ Hate Seen By Some As Aiding Gay Rights

By John Hanna & David Crary | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Following Phelps’ death Wednesday at age 84, some gay-rights advocates suggested that he and his church created sympathy for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the transgendered.

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.

Lorde Encourages Fans to Counter Protest Westboro Baptist Church

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
After learning that the Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket her upcoming Kansas concert, singer Lorde tweeted that fans should wear rainbow colored clothing to the show and kiss members of the anti-gay organization.

Satanic Group Leader: I Will Turn Phelps Gay When He Dies

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
A spokesperson for a New York-based Satanic group says he will turn Fred Phelps gay in the afterlife after the former Westboro Baptist Church leader dies.

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.

Former Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps on Deathbed, Says Son

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Fred Phelps, the former leader of the vehemently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, is dying, according to a recent Facebook post by his son who left the church in 1980.

Judge Upholds Missouri Limit on Funeral Protests

By David A. Lieb | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
A federal judge has upheld a Missouri law requiring protesters to stay at least a football-field length away from funeral sites, beginning an hour before they start until an hour after the services end.