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Westboro Baptists Plan Funeral Picket For Kansas Shooting Victims-- But They Won't Go Unchallenged

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

The pain of the Kansas shootings that targeted innocents at Jewish community centers is still fresh, but that only serves as an invitation for the cal...

Westboro Baptist Church Defeated By Counter Protest

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Central Junior High School in Moore., Okla., on Sunday to picket -- but the people of Moore were n...

Why This Gay Activist Will Miss Fred Phelps

Wayne Besen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

No one has done more to turn the next generation away from anti-LGBT bias than Fred Phelps. In this sense, he was a monumental failure who achieved the polar opposite of what he set out to accomplish.

10 Amazing Westboro Baptist Church Counter Protests

Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion

With the passing of Wesboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, reactions are pouring in and range from the vicious to the celebratory to the forgivin...

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...

Westboro Pastor's Granddaughter Speaks Out: 'We Hurt A Lot Of People'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper, granddaughters of Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps, say they have been working to "do good" since leaving the ...

Bisexual Musician Protests Westboro By Masturbating On Its Lawn

Posted 10.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Westboro Baptist Church's Kansas compound recently became the setting for a porn flick filmed by a bisexual punk musician. Yes, really. Gawker...

Westboro Fails Yet Again, Manages To Spark Huge Pro-LGBT Rally

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

In what has become something of a regular occurrence, a small protest attempt by anti-gay extremists of the Westboro Baptist Church on Monday succeede...

Surprising Westboro Twist Revealed

Upworthy | Joseph Lamour | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Libby Phelps Alvarez is the granddaughter of Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous hate-preaching church. ...

SCOTUS, DOMA and Prop 8: Where Do We Go From Here?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 09.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

However, there is nothing in that truth that diminishes the other truth. Prop 8 is gone. Section three of DOMA is gone. What does that mean to me? It means hope.

Westboro May Have Met Their Match... And She's 5 Years Old

Upworthy | Terrell W. Orr | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

A dollar is pretty pricey for a glass of lemonade, but I would give $20 to this little girl just for having this idea....

College Students To Westboro Baptist Church: 'Leave Us The Hell Alone'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

University of Central Florida students plan to protest the Westboro Baptist Church's upcoming visit to the college later this month, according to Knig...

Arrested Development Could Really Teach Politicians A Thing Or Two

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Arrested Development makes its long-awaited return on Sunday when season four premieres on Netflix. While the first three seasons are obviously ful...

'Hacktivist' Takes Aim At WBC

Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

Did a hacker just pwn a hatemonger? On Tuesday, Fred Phelps Jr., the son of Westboro Baptist Church minister Fred Phelps, linked the devastation fr...

WATCH: Kansas LGBT Community And Allies Rally Against Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and allies in Topeka, Kansas, recently took to the streets to protest against the W...

Court Rules On State's Anti-Westboro Laws

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Missouri law banning protests within 300 feet of funerals but struck down a broader ...

Jason Linkins

Westboro Threatens To Picket Funerals Of Boston Explosion Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

In what has regrettably become an all-too familiar occurrence in America, the virulently mephitic members of the Westboro Baptist Church have announce...

WATCH: Gay Author Describes Meeting With Westboro Baptist Church Founder

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Westboro Baptist Church's hate for homosexuals is well known. But Jeff Chu, a gay man and the author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me?", wanted to better...

State Deals Another Blow To Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

The Florida Senate approved legislation Wednesday to expand restrictions on protesters like the Westboro Baptist Church, the Associated Press reported...

Westboro Baptist Church Humiliated

Upworthy | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

It's never hard getting the Westboro Church to look stupid. But it is always funny. ...

Ex-Westboro Members Talk Contentious Group's 'Evil' Beliefs

Daily Beast | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

On Thursday afternoon, Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper visited the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. They’d been inside only a few minutes when they ...

Former Westboro Member Confronted By Fallen Soldier's Family

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

On Wednesday's "Anderson Live," a former member of Westboro Baptist Church was confronted by the family of a soldier whose funeral was picketed by the...

High-Profile Westboro Members Ditch The Church

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Megan Phelps-Roper and her younger sister, Grace, left Westboro Baptist Church last year, joining other former members in a life no longer consumed by...

We Prayed 'For People To Die'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

In March 2009, Libby Phelps Alvarez left the Westboro Baptist Church, saying goodbye to a life of picketing the funerals of dead soldiers and holding ...

Westboro Targeted Again

Patch | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Without fanfare Monday, Creve Coeur City Council members gave final passage to an ordinance to ban protests knowingly taking place within 300 feet of ...