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Desecrating Dr. Maya Angelou's Funeral

Irene Monroe | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

When news circulated that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church was planning to protest the "home-going" service of our nation's most beloved citizen, poet, author, civil-rights activist, and sister sage to us all, Dr. Maya Angelou, there was a collective gasp of disbelief.

Son Of Westboro Baptist Church Founder Talks About His Fathers' Abuse

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

Nate Phelps grew up in a physically and mentally abusive household headed by Fred Phelps, the founder of the hate group known as the Westboro Baptist ...

Not My Father's Son

Nate Phelps | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Nate Phelps

Although I can't control all of it, after working with Brad, Terrie and their talented team this last year, I can make this commitment: This investment will not return empty. We will change hearts and minds. We will save lives.

'I Mourn The Man He Could Have Been'

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Nathan Phelps, the estranged atheist son of anti-gay Kansas pastor Fred Phelps who died Wednesday (March 19), is asking people to look beyond hi...

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.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder 'On Edge Of Death'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Fred Phelps, the founder of the highly controversial Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for protesting high-profile funerals with signs that read...

Ex-Westboro Member: Church Called African Americans 'DNs,' For 'Dumb N--'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Nate Phelps, son of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, sheds new light on his father's inflammatory rhetoric in a British newspaper intervie...

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member: I Don't Know If WBC Should Be Labeled Hate Group

Posted 12.23.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Nate Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church's founder Fred Phelps, appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss the controversial organization's...

Former Westboro Baptist Church Member: They Should Be Barred From Funerals

Posted 12.20.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Nate Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church's founder Fred Phelps, appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss the controversial organization's...

WATCH: Son Of Notorious Westboro Baptist Church Leader Speaks Out On HuffPost Live

Posted 10.05.2012 | Religion

Nate Phelps is the son of Pastor Fred Phelps -- the founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. Known for picketing military funerals and spewi...

Westboro Baptist Church Prophecy: Obama Out This Saturday!

Nate Phelps | Posted 09.19.2012 | Religion
Nate Phelps

Forget about the puny Mayans, the Great and Powerful Oz ... err ... WBC has spoken. Abandon hope, sell your possessions. Better yet, leave your possessions (in my name please), run to the mountains and hide in the caves.

Life After The Westboro Baptist Church

Nate Phelps | Posted 06.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Nate Phelps

I was amazed to discover that the insidious ideas I held about the LGBT community dissipated as I got to know the individuals that made up that group. I learned that the best way to destroy a prejudice was to have the courage to encounter those we have learned to prejudge.

Son Of Westboro Baptist Church Pastor To Speak At Atheist Rally

Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion

This should be interesting. Nate Phelps, estranged son of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps, plans to speak at an atheist ral...

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.

Son Leaves 'America's Most Hated Family,' And God, Behind

Religion News Service | By Leanne Larmondin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Leanne Larmondin Religion News Service (RNS) When Nate Phelps' son was about five years old and had been caught misbehaving, he taught his dad a l...