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Meet The Westboro Member Who Calls HuffPost Gay Voices Editor Her 'Best Friend'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church stopped in front of The Huffington Post's Greenwich Village offices Wednesday afternoon for a ...

Another Phelps Ditches The Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion

Another Westboro Baptist Church member has left the hate church -- Zach Phelps-Roper, age 23. The grandson of Fred Phelps is the fourth Phelps-Roper s...

What's Really Going On With the Westboro Baptist Church? An Interview With Rebecca Barrett-Fox, WBC Expert

Susan Kraus | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion
Susan Kraus

The following is an interview with Rebecca Barrett-Fox, Ph.D., who spent years studying the Westboro Baptist Church. With all the intense speculation and conjecture on what is going on with the WBC, I sought her out to get a more informed and balanced perspective.

I'm Personally Sending the Westboro Baptist Church to Hell

John J. Caswell Jr. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
John J. Caswell Jr.

In the weeks leading up to Mark Carson's murder, my new play, GOD HATES THIS SHOW, was gaining steam. The piece imagines Shirley Phelps-Roper of Westboro Baptist Church infamy as having been banished to Hell and forced for all eternity to sing a cabaret act for an "evil" gay audience.

Westboro Baptist Church Speaks On Phelps Daughters' Defections

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.08.2013 | Religion

Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church founder, has responded to news that her daughters have defected from the hate-mongering,...

College Decides Not To Invite Controversial Church To Campus

The Miami Student | Posted 11.23.2011 | College

The department of comparative religion has decided to pull plans to invite a member of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) to Miami University's campus....

The Westboro Baptist Church's Search For The Jewish 'Elect'

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Westboro members feel it is their duty to warn the Jewish community before it is too late. "We realized that we had to start talking to these Jews," Shirley tells me. "They are going to have to repent for killing Christ."

Westboro Baptist Church Pickets Synagogues: Christian Extremist Group Protests Brooklyn Temples

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This past weekend members of the Westboro Baptist Church brought their vitriolic message to Brooklyn. Known for picketing the funerals of soldiers wi...

Fred Phelps, Daughter Barred From Entering UK

Kansas City Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The British government has banned Fred Phelps and his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper from entering the United Kingdom. The Phelpses, whose protests at...