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The Westboro Baptist Church And Michelle Shocked Help The LGBTQ Community

Cindy Zelman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

The reaction to Michelle Shocked's hate speech is a gauge of how far attitudes toward the LGBTQ community have come over the last few decades. It was an anti-bigot reaction, not an anti-queer reaction. The reaction was a litmus test of American attitudes toward homophobia.

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Becomes Gay Rights Advocate

Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

The granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps sounds off on why she left the controversial church, which is known for its extreme v...

Planting Peace And Shocked Rants

Lynette Mae | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

There will always be people like Fred Phelps who use religion to justify their bigotry and hate, and sadly, there will always be those like Michelle Shocked who internalize the twisted message and lash out as a bizarre defense mechanism. I feel sorry for them, because hate only breeds hate.

Margaret Cho Sounds Off On Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Comments

Margaret Cho | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Cho

Hatred and homophobia can never be underestimated. And the effect of someone saying "God hates fags" can never be underestimated either. It's a license to kill. It's a death sentence. It's not funny. It's not OK. It's not something I can let go easily, because I know what it truly means.

Thank You Westboro Baptist Church!

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

You see, whether the anti-gay movement and the biblical literalists of our country like it or not, Westboro Baptist Church has become their most visible and vocal mouthpiece.

Westboro Baptist Church Member: Gays Should 'Absolutely' Be Put To Death

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

In an unsurprising yet nonetheless troubling move, a prominent Westboro Baptist Church member has said on the record that he feels homosexuals should ...

'They Are To Be Put To Death'

Nate Phelps | Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Nate Phelps

Rep. Andy Gipson is likely a good man. In this instance he just said some really thoughtless, hurtful things. I realize again that so often it isn't the person so much as the ideas that we need to reject in our society. To wish harm on this man is to repeat the mistake he made.

Nine-Year-Old Boy Mounts Counter-Protest Against Westboro Baptist Church

Posted 05.16.2012 | Good News

A mother was filled with pride when her young son mounted a quiet counter-protest against picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church over the weekend,...

9 Worst Funeral Protests By Westboro Baptist Church.. And One Awesome Protest Against Them

Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion

The Westboro Baptist Church is a hateful group of people with signs and a lot of time on their hands who show up and protest.. anything. Westboro Bap...

God Cares About What I Care About

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

At the heart of humanity is a sometimes sweet, sometimes not-so-sweet narcissism that makes it almost impossible for us to get outside ourselves. In a similar vein, we tend to assume that God shares our perspective and priorities.

Phelps' Son Says "God Hates Fags" Church Could Turn Violent

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe Cutbirth

Fred Phelps and his hateful clan spent this weekend in West Virginia taunting innocent families whose fathers, brothers and sons were buried alive in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.

Arthur Delaney

Nina Easton, Fortune Columnist, Compares Bank Protesters To 'God Hates Fags' Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nina Easton and her husband Russell Schriefer were outraged Sunday when a loud, raucous protest arrived on their neighbor's front lawn in Chevy Chase,...

On the Scene: Protesting with the Westboro Baptist Church

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Benyamin Cohen

The folks from Westboro Baptist Church know all too well how to play the public and the media. With little more than the selection of some curious venues and a few press releases, these protesters have gained national attention.

Fred Phelps' Hatemongering and the First Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Fred Phelps and his "church" are the ones who arrive at various places and events all across the country, waving hate-filled signs which convey his belief that God hates the US, homosexuals, the U.S. military, and dead American soldiers.