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Westboro Protests

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...

The Surprising Reason This Gay Activist Welcomes The Westboro Baptist Church

Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Author, journalist and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate Jonathan Rauch expressed a surprising viewpoint of the Westboro B...

Vince Gill Tackles Anti-Gay Church

The Kansas City Star | By Dugan Arnett | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Count Vince Gill among the large majority of Americans who find the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church rather insufferable. The...

Photographing Westboro Baptist

Ben Stevens | Posted 11.03.2013 | Religion
Ben Stevens

The group wants to hire you, that is, to photograph their efforts to protest the commemoration of a person's death. What are you going to do? Well, whatever you decide, your decision will be complicated by one fact.

Westboro Baptist Church's Plan To Picket Cory Monteith Funeral Is Repulsive and Shameful

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.15.2013 | Celebrity

The Westboro Baptist Church announced on Twitter Sunday morning that they will be picketing "Glee" star Cory Monteith's funeral. Monteith was found d...

Why I Love the Westboro Baptist Church

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Joanna_Montgomery

The Westboro Baptist Church has made it embarrassing to be homophobic. And for that I thank them.

Newest Westboro Protest Victims

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment

Taylor Swift wasn't enough for the Westboro Baptist Church -- now it's time to target One Direction. The incendiary religious group will picket th...

WATCH: Ex-Westboro Member Breaks Down After Being Confronted By Woman Affected By Picketing

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Yesterday, ex-Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) member Libby Phelps-Alvarez appeared on Anderson Cooper's "Anderson Live" to discuss growing up in the WBC...

Anti-Gay Church Vows NBA Protest In Wake Of Jason Collins' Coming Out

Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Jason Collins has never played for the Houston Rockets or the Oklahoma City Thunder, but that won't stop the Westboro Baptist Church from vowing to pr...

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...

15 Times Westboro Bailed On Its Own Protests

Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion

The Westboro Baptist Church may be notorious for its vitriolic statements and insensitive protests, but the hate-mongering group has also made a habit...

Krystle Campbell Funeral To Be Guarded From Westboro Protesters By Boston Teamsters

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Krystle Campbell, one of the three people who died in last week's Boston Marathon bombing, will have her funeral protected by a "human shield" of Team...

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...

Church Plans Protest At 'Fag Enabler' Roger Ebert's Funeral

Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Roger Ebert's Chicago funeral will reportedly be picketed by members of the Westboro Baptist Church. According to The Hollywood Reporter, members ...

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...

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 ...

Despite Backlash, Conservative Group Has No Regrets About Protest

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

A Western Pennsylvania conservative group hung an American flag upside down on Monday in protest of President Barack Obama's second inauguration, and ...

Westboro Baptist Church Protest Fails

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest Obama's second inauguration today, but their signs outnumbered the people holding them. After receivin...

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 ...

WATCH: Jeff Ross Mocks Westboro Baptist Church Right To Their Face

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.14.2013 | Comedy

Warning, video contains some NSFW language Roastmaster Jeffrey Ross has no shortage of material when it comes to the Westboro Baptist Church, but o...

Things Don't Go As Planned For Westboro Members At Maryland Gay Marriage Protest

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Same-sex Maryland couples planning to tie the knot were greeted by anti-gay marriage protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church outside the Annapolis...

A Nation United Against Westboro Baptist Church

Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

2012 was a year frequently marked by division and polarized political conflict. But when it came to the actions of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist C...

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...

John Celock

Dem: Westboro Motive Is 'More Press'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

The city councilman who represents the Westboro Baptist Church and the site of Sunday night's murder of two Topeka, Kan., police officers is sending a...

Westboro Fortunes Reversed By Court

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis suburb can enforce a funeral protest ordinance aimed at preventing picketing by an anti-gay Kansas church, a federal app...