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  • 'God Loves Gays' billboard goes up near Westboro Baptist Church

    09/08/2014 7:36:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | September 8, 2014 | Gabrielle Levy
    TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Remember when "God" said he wanted to plaster a pro-tolerance message on a billboard in the back yard of the Westboro Baptist Church? Well, thanks to the donations of more than 3,700 funders, God -- or at least the mysterious person running God's Facebook page -- has raised more than $80,0000 in support of a "God Loves Gays" billboard in Topeka, Kan.
  • Westboro Baptist Church to picket Michael Brown funeral

    08/24/2014 1:55:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Westboro Baptist Church members say they’ll picket the funeral of killed Missouri teen Michael Brown because of openly gay NFL player Michael Sam, who plays for the St. Louis Rams. A flier posted on the group’s website says that no matter the reason of the shooting for Brown, the “cause was from the Lord.” “Missouri has made itself known worldwide for three things. [Gays] e.g. Michael Sam; bestiality; and shredding the constitution in order to remove the Word of God from their streets,” the leaflet states. “Now you reap what you have to diligently sown, Missouri! Your streets resemble a...
  • [Westboro] Baptist Church won’t go to Iraq: Comedian donates flight money to charity instead

    08/23/2014 11:18:36 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | Oliver Wheaton
    The West Borough Baptist Church nearly made a journey to Iraq to protest against IS, after taking up an offer from comedian Adam Hills to fly the anti-gay hate group to the war torn country.The Australian comic made his pledge on his show The Last Leg, on Channel 4 last Friday after the church vowed to picket the funeral of Robin Williams, who they labelled a ‘fag pimp’.He told members of the controversial church to ‘put your money where your mouth is’ and offered to fly them to Iraq so they could protest against the killing of Christians by Islamic State...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Says It’s Going To Iraq To Protest ISIS

    08/22/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 8/22/2014 | JAMESON PARKER
    Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group that masquerades as a religious organization, is known for their publicity stunts, but they may have bit off more than they can chew with this one. After a comedian offered to pay for them to fly to Iraq so they can protest real Christian persecution at the hands of Islamic militants, the group tweeted that they have accepted his offer. They want to take their picket signs and head over to a country currently occupied by a group that beheads Christian children without hesitation – this ought to go well. To bring you up...
  • ‘God hates fags’ hate group Westboro Baptist Church to picket the funeral of Robin Williams

    08/16/2014 1:13:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 14 Aug 2014
    The Westboro Baptist Church have announced their plans to picket the funeral of Robin Williams.In their seemingly endless quest to become the most despised group in the world, the controversial anti-gay church, whose messages of hate include holding their famous ‘God hates fags’ signs, have denounced the late actor as a ‘fag pimp’ because he played a gay character in the cult film the Birdcage and a cross dresser in the family film Mrs Doubtfire. @Rob1nWilliams @RobbyWilliams_ @RobinWilliamsTw @RWFansite Westboro Baptist Church to protest #RobinWilliams funeral: http://t.co/hsGrcp8Ro6— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) August 12, 2014 The church, whose founder Fred Phelps died in...
  • Beyond Powerful: Watch an Entire Town Stand Up to Westboro Baptist Church Protestors(Moore, OK)

    04/08/2014 10:21:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    When members of Westboro Baptist Church showed up to picket Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was ravaged by a powerful tornado last year, they probably didn’t expect a reaction like this. Thousands of residents held a counter-protest across the street and eventually ran the Westboro members away.
  • Fred Phelps: no funeral for the preacher who picketed so many (+video)

    03/23/2014 11:54:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 3/20/14 | Mark Guarino
    Fred Phelps, a former street preacher who led a family ministry that raged against what he perceived as a morally bankrupt society, died Thursday. His legacy of picketing funerals of military veterans and disaster victims, promoting coarse language to condemn conduct he viewed as amoral, and waging legal battles that protected his actions under the First Amendment, earned him an international reputation of a man’s whose absolute conviction was never swayed in the face of widespread contempt. “The level of his vitriol, the savageness of his comments, were just unmatched anywhere. His rhetoric was such he united people both on...
  • Phelps’ hate seen by some as aiding gay rights

    03/21/2014 10:42:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 10:17 AM EDT | John Hanna and David Crary
    Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring—often at military funerals—that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality. But in targeting grieving families of troops killed overseas, taunting people entering other churches and carrying signs with anti-gay slurs and vulgar language or symbols, Phelps and his Westboro Baptist congregation created public circuses that may have helped the gay-rights movement. Following Phelps’ death Wednesday at age 84, some gay-rights advocates suggested that he and his church...
  • Hate and How to Overcome It: How Should We Respond to the Tragic Death of Fred Phelps?

    03/20/2014 8:07:33 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 60 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/20/2014 | Ed Stetzer
    Death is always a tragedy. Hate makes it more so. Today, a man known for hate died. CNN concluded that his infamy was worth a breaking news alert. But how do we respond? How does this breaking news relate to the gospel's good news? I've had some run-ins with Westboro, though I don't like to use the words "Baptist" and "Church" when referring to it. (My apologies to the city of Westboro, but your sacrifice is appreciated to rescue the words "Baptist" and "Church.") I actually have a reminder of the Phelps family that I see every day. If you...
  • Fred Phelps, former head of Westboro Baptist Church, died, family member says

    03/20/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 158 replies
    WIBW ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    Fred Phelps Sr., the former head of the Westboro Baptist Church, died late Wednesday night, according to a family member. Phelps' son, Timothy told 13 News that his father died just before midnight. Timothy Pheps works at the Shawnee Co. Jail. Ironically, another son who is a member of the church, attorney Jonathan Phelps told us Thursday morning, "Pastor Phelps is doing just fine." That, of course, could have been a spiritual reference. Over the weekend, we learned that Phelps was reportedly "on the edge of death." In a statement on his Facebook page, Nathan Phelps, who has been estranged...
  • Phelps deathbed reports have foes keeping watch

    03/19/2014 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    washington post ^ | jolie lee
    Reports that Fred Phelps, 84, founder of the Topeka, Kan., church known for its anti-gay message and protests of military funerals, is on his deathbed have some looking forward to the Westboro Baptist Church pastor’s passing. The Facebook page Fred Phelps Death Watch was created March 16 and has nearly 1,900 likes. The page states, “While we wait for God to take him, because he hates homosexuals, let’s relive some of his more memorable moments while we wait.”
  • Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Fred Phelps' Funeral, Says Daughter

    03/17/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 182 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3/17/2014 | Maria Vultaggio
    After finding out Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. was on the verge of death many quipped the Westboro Baptist Church, the very organization he founded, would picket his funeral like they have so many others in the past. It might sound like a joke but apparently it’s the real deal: the WBC will hold a demonstration at the funeral of their former pastor.Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, was reportedly excommunicated from the group.Phelps Sr., 84, began to make headlines over the weekend after his estranged son Nathan posted a note to Facebook where he said...
  • Fred Phelps, founder of 'rabid' Westboro Baptist Church, said near death

    03/16/2014 1:26:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/16/2014 | Mark Sappenfield
    Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Kansas church held in disgust worldwide for its antigay protests of prominent funerals, is in hospice care and "on the edge of death," according to one of his estranged sons. Nate Phelps posted the information on Facebook Saturday night, adding the revelation that his father had been excommunicated from the church in 2013. A church spokesman told the Topeka Capitol-Journal that Phelps was indeed in the hospice but that Nate Phelps "is not well informed." The spokesman also refused to comment on the allegation that the elder Mr. Phelps has been excommunicated. Another...
  • Fred Phelps, Westboro Pastor, Ex-communicated, "at death's door" (NOT SATIRE)

    03/16/2014 9:08:52 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 70 replies
    Patheos.com/The Friendly Atheist ^ | 3/15/14 | Hemat Mehta/Patheos
    You know Fred Phelps. You loathe Fred Phelps. You despise everything he stands for, like his family members’ infamous protests at soldiers’ funerals with their awful “God Hates Fags” signs. They’ve been a symbol for many years of the religion-based animosity against the LGBT community — to the point that they’ve been labeled a “hate group” and even the most fundamentalist Christian groups denounce his church’s activities.... /snip/... Tonight, on Facebook, Nate (one of Fred's sons, excommunicated from the church) posted this: I’ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church, was...
  • Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. “on the edge of death,” son says

    03/16/2014 11:14:09 AM PDT · by South40 · 82 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | 3/16/2014
    The estranged son of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church said his father is "on the edge of death." Fred Phelps Sr. became famous for organizing picket lines of brightly-colored signs carrying hateful messages against tolerance during the funerals of military personnel and famous figures. His actions led to at least two federal and several state laws restricting protests during military funerals. In a statement on his Facebook page, Nathan Phelps, who has been estranged from his father for 30 years, said the senior Phelps was dying in hospice care in Topeka, Kan., and that he had been ex-communicated...
  • Breaking: Church Claims They'll Protest Judge's Memorial Service (Westboro Baptist Church)

    07/22/2013 8:38:22 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 40 replies
    KRISTV.com ^ | Jul 22, 2013 6:16 PM | Staff
    CORPUS CHRISTI - A family-run church known to picket military funerals is threatening to protest a memorial service planned for District Judge Tom Greenwell. The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas issued the release this afternoon of their plans to be at the United Methodist Church on Shoreline Boulevard Thursday afternoon. Greenwell committed suicide last Monday inside his office at the Nueces County courthouse. The sheriff's office is still investigating what led to his suicide. A handwritten will was found that left everything Judge Greenwell owned to a 36-year-old man named Albert Fuentes. Greenwell told KZTV back in 2006 that...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Misspells “Illiterate” On Flyer Accusing People Of Being Illiterate

    07/19/2013 3:27:27 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 47 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/19/13 | Aurelius
    The Westboro Baptist Church regularly pickets at the funerals of children, returning vets, and even tried to protest the people who lost their lives in the Boston Bombings. Their disgusting actions, however, are not always without irony. In an ad released on July 14th, the group claimed that American soldiers are being killed by God because gay marriage has been allowed to continued in the United States. They also wondered if all Americans were "illerate." Yes, not "illiterate," but "illerate:" Well then... I think this explains a lot about them.
  • Taylor Swift called a 'proud whore' by Westboro Baptist Church, concert targeted

    06/29/2013 10:10:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    zap2it ^ | June 29, 2013
    The Westboro Baptist Church has spread its special brand of hate so many places, Taylor Swift should genuinely be surprised that it's taken the group of protestors so long to get to her. So what have they found at fault with the 23-year-old singer? Her serial dating, of course. "@TaylorSwift13 works her 'girl next door' country-singer shtick, while hopping from one young man to the next and strutting across the world stage like a proud whore," the Westboro Baptist Church writes. "She is wildly popularly, especially among young ladies, with over 29M followers on Twitter, and thus a giant platform."The...
  • 5-year-old girl's lemonade stand draws ire of Westboro Baptist Church

    06/17/2013 3:32:25 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. ... The efforts have clearly irritated Westboro members, Equality House resident Davis Hammet said. "She was so awesome. She was such a sweetheart," Hammet said. "She was right in front of this hate group. She was unfazed and unafraid, and they are so very vile and rude to people." ... Jayden told her father that she wanted to set up a lemonade stand to help a charity. After doing research, they settled on Equality House because...
  • Westboro Church Protests Funeral in Oklahoma City

    05/24/2013 12:52:40 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 51 replies
    kjam22 reporting | 5-24-2013 | kjam22
    Members of the Westboro church showed up today in Moore, Oklahoma to protest the funeral of a child killed in the Moore Tornado. Approximately 100 members of Patriot Guard Bikers showed up to provide a hedge between the cult church and the persons attending the funeral. It is my understanding the members of the Westboro Church were arrested for not acquiring a permit to protest and are currently being booked into the Moore City Jail. It is expected that processing and arraignment will not be completed until sometime after the Holiday weekend. Oklahoma.... is this a great state or what?
  • Defector from anti-gay church struggles with her past (Libby Phelps)

    05/20/2013 11:51:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jenny Deam
    Libby Phelps' family and faith told her that homosexuality was a sin and she was helping others find salvation. In the four years since she fled Westboro Baptist Church, her parents have not spoken to her. And her journey is far from complete.
  • Westboro Thugs To Protest The Funeral Of George Jones

    05/02/2013 1:23:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Westboro member Margie Phelps later told The Tennessean, "I'm not sure it's fully decided at this moment." She says the group is also considering protests at NBA playoff games in Oklahoma City and Chicago in response to NBA player Jason Collins' recent announcement that he's gay. Phelps says chances of picketing Thursday in Nashville were "about 80/20 likely." The Westboro Baptist Church has announced it plans to picket the funeral of country star George Jones, set to be held Thursday morning at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
  • Rainbow flag painted on house across from Westboro Baptist Church

    03/19/2013 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | Marxh 20, 2013 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A non-profit has bought a house across from the anti-gay church and turned it into a gay-rights center, complete with a rainbow flag. The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., might have finally met its match. The church, which is known for its extreme ideologies and anti-gay views, now has a neighbor swathed in the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag. Non-profit Planting Peace bought a house across from the church – notorious for its "God hates Fags" and "God hates America" slogans – and decided to turn it into a gay rights center, according to Gawker.com. The house...
  • Nonprofit buys house across from Westboro Baptist Church and paints it colors of gay pride flag

    03/19/2013 7:46:45 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 38 replies
    Daily News ^ | 3/19/13 | VICTORIA TAYLOR
    The Westboro Baptist Church has a colorful new neighbor, and Roy G. Biv isn’t going anywhere soon. Planting Peace, a Destin, Fla.-based nonprofit, has purchased a house directly across from the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, and today it is being painting with the rainbow pattern of the gay pride flag.
  • Puerto Rico Advances to World Baseball Classic Final

    03/18/2013 11:25:24 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 4 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 3/18/13 | Staffer
    The surprising Puerto Ricans first eliminated the star-studded United States, then took care of two-time World Baseball Classic champion Japan two days later with a 3-1 victory in Sunday night's semifinal. Puerto Rico needs just one more win to be WBC champions. "We totally showed we can be the new team, the champion nobody expected," said Angel Pagan, center fielder for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. "It means a lot, but not everything, because we're still missing one more win." Alex Rios hit a two-run homer, Mike Aviles singled twice and drove in the game's first run, and...
  • Former Westboro protester apologizes to mother of slain soldier

    02/14/2013 10:19:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Lookout ^ | February 14,2013 | Liz Goodwin
    A former member of the Westboro Baptist Church--a fringe group based in Topeka, Kansas that pickets soldiers' funerals--apologized to the mother of a 21-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan on a talk show Wednesday. Libby Phelps Alvarez, the former Westboro member, apologized to Sherry and Randy Wyatt for picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers like their son on Anderson Live Wednesday. Alvarez is the granddaughter of Fred Phelps, the group's founder, and has recently left the group. (Other members of the shrinking group have recently publicly defected as well.) "I just feel sad...and, I'm sorry," Alvarez said. "I thought I was...
  • Damsel, Arise: A Westboro Scion Leaves Her Church

    02/07/2013 10:13:55 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    Medium.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jeff Chu
    Just after 11 last Sunday morning at Old First Reformed Church in Brooklyn, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Meeter is starting the Sunday service as he always does. He runs through the opening salutation and the collect for the day, and then he welcomes everyone to church as he always does, introducing Old First “as a community of Jesus in Park Slope where we welcome people of every race, ethnicity and orientation to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves.” The congregation—some eighty strong on this sunny but cold February morning—is the usual mix of Park Slope churchgoing types:...
  • That’ll leave a mark: Glenn Beck calls Ron Paul ‘newest member of the Westboro Baptist Church’

    02/05/2013 1:13:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    Glenn Beckâś” @glennbeck Newest member of the Westboro Baptist Church: Ron Paul. I am with Marcus Latrell & grieving family members. Will respond tomorrow. SHAMEFUL. 1:30 AM - 05 Feb 13 289 Retweets 96 favorites Tell us what you really think, Glenn. Glenn Beck wasnÂ’t the only one making that comparison after Ron Paul launched a repulsive Twitter attack on murdered American hero Chris Kyle. Derek Ryan @longhornderek Ron Paul is now no better than the Westboro Church protesters. (Let's hear it, Ronulans. Lets hear you defend your dear leader.) 6:28 PM - 04 Feb 13(continued)
  • Sickening: Westboro Baptist to Protest Funerals of Connecticut Shooting Victims

    12/16/2012 10:01:10 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    The way anti-gunners have handled of the Connecticut shooting has been one of the most disturbing things ever. Within hours of the tragedy they turned it into what they hope is their opportunity to finally pass another gun control law. The tweets of Michael Moore, the press releases of Mayors Bloomberg, Menino, and public statements of Democrat Reps bear witness to this. But perverted attempt to make gains from the Connecticut shooting became even more pronounced when Westboro Baptist Church announced they will picket the funerals of those killed on Friday. Why? -- because doing so gives them the opportunity...
  • Connecticut school shooting: Westboro Baptist Church planning to picket

    12/15/2012 2:04:33 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 72 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/15/12 | Examiner
    Less than 48 hours after the Connecticut school shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, which took place on Dec. 14, the Westboro Baptist Church is already making plans to picket. The Westboro Baptist Church is known for picketing and protesting at funerals across the country.(snip) “Westboro 'God hates Fags' Baptist Church is planning to pciket at Sandy Hook, to praise 'God's judgment,'” Margie Phelps tweeted as well on Dec. 15.
  • Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Joe Paterno Funeral

    01/22/2012 3:43:59 PM PST · by FamiliarFace · 47 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 22, 2012 4:58 PM EST | IBTimes Staff Report
    The controversial Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas is at it again. Now, the church said it will picket the funeral of the legendary Joe Pa -- longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno who died on Sunday morning. Joe Paterno died on Sunday. The controversial Westboro Baptist Church tweet Sunday after the news that it planned to picket Paterno's funeral. Margie Phelps, wife of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps, sent out several tweets on Sunday after news of Paterno's death spread. The church, known for its controversial positions, suggested Paterno is going to hell. "Joe Paterno is dead....
  • People for the American Way Identifies Photo of Westboro Demonstrators as Tea Party Members

    01/11/2012 2:22:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 11, 2012 | Peter Wilson
    It won't shock AT readers to learn that the Left is deceitful, but here's another piece of evidence: a fundraising letter from Ralph Neas's People for the American Way (PAW) arrived in the mail today. The outside of the envelope and the letter inside display a large photo identified as "Demonstrators at Presidential Inauguration." The signs held by these "demonstrators" read: "God Hates Obama," "Fags Love Obama," and "Hell to the Chief." Anyone paying the slightest attention knows that signs with the word "fag" and "God hates..." most likely originate from the despicable Westboro Baptist Church, and sure enough, a...
  • Anti-gay church hints it will protest at funerals of slain guardsmen in Carson IHOP shooting

    09/07/2011 4:29:20 PM PDT · by runningbear · 38 replies
    Reno Gazette Journal | September 7, 2011
    click article link to read storyA member of an anti-gay church that pickets at military funerals said via Twitter that church members will come to Carson City in the wake of the shooting deaths of three Nevada National Guard soldiershttp://www.rgj.com/article/20110907/NEWS/110907005/Anti-gay-church-hints-will-protest-funerals-slain-guardsmen-Carson-IHOP-shooting?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s
  • Westboro Baptist "Church" to protest funeral of one of the SEALs killed in chopper crash

    08/15/2011 2:00:10 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 36 replies
    WBC intends to protest Wed., 8/17/2011 @ 9:30 a.m. - Memorial Service to begin at 10:00 a.m. (Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS) for Navy SEAL Matthew D. Mason. Buriel will be private at Arlington National Cemetery following services in Missouri and Kansas. Mason, 37, was one of 30 Americans killed Aug. 6 when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan by Taliban insurgents. The chief petty officer had seven tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was severely wounded in 2004 in Fallujah, which was the largest battle of the Iraq War. Mason, whose wife,...
  • Vet pleads guilty to lesser charges in Westboro stalking case

    06/23/2011 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 06/23/2011 | TIM POTTER
    WICHITA — An Army veteran charged with stalking and conspiring to harm members of a controversial Topeka church pleaded guilty to lesser charges this morning, his attorney said. Ryan Newell pleaded guilty in Sedgwick County District Court to two counts of false impersonation of an officer — each "non-person" misdemeanors. He is receiving a six-month sentence on each count but is being released on a two- year probation, said his attorney, Boyd McPherson. "We had been working on a resolution for... six months," McPherson said. "I think both the District Attorney's Office and I wanted to feel comfortable that the...
  • Westboro Baptist Church vs. the Ku Klux Klan

    05/31/2011 1:18:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WTSP ^ | May 31, 2011
    Members of the controversial church that says the deaths of American soldiers are God's way of punishing the United States for tolerating gays and lesbians reportedly met some opposition Monday from a controversial group that says the white race is being "denigrated." The Knights of the Southern Cross, a Virginia group that claims to be affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, squared off against the Westboro Baptist Church outside Arlington National Cemetery hours before a Memorial Day service attended by President Obama, CNN reported Monday. The church gained national prominence after winning a Supreme Court ruling in March that said...
  • Pro-Joplin (Anti-Westboro Baptist Church) Rally, 5/29/11

    05/29/2011 5:54:15 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 29,, 2011
    Watch the video HERE.
  • Westboro Baptist Church "Thanks God" for Joplin Tornado Victims

    05/27/2011 8:32:29 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 82 replies
    San Diego Entertainer ^ | May 27, 2011 | Allie Daugherty
    The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has found a new group of people to rally against. The Kansas church, most infamous for its hatred of homosexuals, posted a document last Monday on its website celebrating the deaths of the Joplin, Missouri tornado victims. “Thank God for 89 dead & counting in Joplin, Mo & 1 dead in Reading, KS!” the document declared in capital letters. “God’s whirlwind is pounding the enemies of Christ! WBC will picket your raging blasphemous stinky memorials!”
  • Mississippi Town Destroys Westboro Baptist Plans

    04/23/2011 2:20:11 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 51 replies · 5+ views
    Retire Like Me ^ | April 21, 2011
    The Westboro Baptist Church once again makes the headlines. This time however, the good news is that they were foiled in their attempts to disrupt another serviceman’s funeral. Mississippi gives the Westboro the kind of welcome that we would all like to give. Since we have reported on the Westboro Baptist Church a few times here, it is fitting that we update you on the latest. Last Saturday, USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers was laid to rest in Brandon, Mississippi. He was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 7th. Many of the town’s residents paid homage along the route...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Goes To Mississippi – And Loses (How to Handle the WBC)

    04/20/2011 6:48:27 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Hayride ^ | April 19, 2011 | McAoidh
    On Saturday USMC Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers, who was killed in action in Afghanistan April 7, was buried in Brandon, Mississippi. That, by itself, is a sadly unremarkable – though certainly noteworthy and solemn – occasion for us to mark. And in fact when Sgt. Rogers’ body returned to Brandon it was greeted by hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of well-wishers who gathered at the roadside to honor the fallen American hero. The dashboard camera from Mississippi state trooper Elmo Townsend’s cruiser gives an indication of the scene last Thursday. What is most notable about Sgt. Rogers’ funeral in Brandon,...
  • Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket funeral for seven dead Perry County siblings

    03/11/2011 5:10:55 PM PST · by Allinone69z · 42 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot News ^ | March 11, 2011 | By SARA GANIM
    Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group that just won a free speech Supreme Court case related to picketing soldiers' funerals, says it is planning to protest at the funeral for seven Perry County children who died in a fire Tuesday night....
  • Westboro Baptist to picket funeral of 7 Mennonite children

    03/11/2011 3:03:53 PM PST · by Route797 · 69 replies
    Lebanon Daily News ^ | 3-11-2011 | Lebanon Daily News
    Fresh off their Supreme Court victory allowing them to picket funerals of military soldiers, members of the Westboro Baptist Church have announced plans to picket the funerals of seven Mennonite children killed Tuesday night when their Perry County farmhouse caught fire. The children, ages 7 months to 11 years, were killed when a fire started in the home while their mother was milking cows and their father was on his milk delivery route.Their three-year-old daughter managed to escape and alert the mother, but the fire had already overwhelmed the wooden structure, police said. The group from Topeka, Kan., said the...
  • Over a thousand Will Counter Westboro Baptist Church Protest Edwards Funeral in Raleigh NC this Sat

    12/09/2010 9:44:38 PM PST · by RandysRight · 126 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | dec 9, 2010
    (CNN) - Members of the Westboro Baptist Church announced Thursday plans to picket Saturday's funeral for Elizabeth Edwards in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Kansas-based Church - monitored by anti-hate groups such as the Anti-Defamation league and the Southern Poverty Law Center - is known for its extremist opposition to homosexuals, Jews and other groups. The church members also oppose the War in Iraq. According to the church's website, members will hold a protest from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Vet faces 5 charges in Westboro incident

    12/03/2010 1:48:28 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | December 3, 2010 | Deb Gruver and Tim Potter
    Ryan Newell is "Army to the bone," friends and family say of the decorated military veteran who joined the service at 17, lost both legs in an explosion in Afghanistan and now stands accused of stalking members of a controversial Topeka church.
  • Supporters Block Funeral Protest in Weston

    11/08/2010 5:22:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 1+ views
    fox4kc.com ^ | November 6, 2010 | Meredith Hoenes
    WESTON, MO. — People in Weston, Missouri banded together on Saturday. They wanted to protect loved ones who were saying goodbye to a fallen soldier and stood up to members of the Westboro Baptist Church who planned to protest at Sgt. First Class C.J. Sadell's funeral. Sadell died October 24 from injuries he suffered in a surprise attack in Afghanistan. On Saturday, there was quite a turnout of people who wanted to keep the protesters away from the funeral. "I'd say probably half the people in Weston are here," said Eric Moser, Marine Corp veteran. Weston has less than 2,000...
  • Arlington Cemetery, Nov.11, 8AM-12 Noon - Our Fallen Heroes need you - Westboro Church to Protest

    10/20/2010 12:41:55 PM PDT · by trooprally · 50 replies
    Oct. 20,2010 | [Mr] Trooprally
    VETERANS DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 8AM TILL NOON Westboro Baptist Church, aka Fred Phelp's one-branch family tree, is once again targeting Arlington Cemetery. WBC will be there on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11, to protest our fallen heroes. We will be there from 8AM (to start setting up) till noon to be sure our patriotic message is seen long after WBC leaves. WBC will be there from 9 till 11AM The DC Chapter will have our Walter Reed MOAB, flags, banners, posters, patriotic music, HOT COFFEE, and light snacks. Our past 4 times opposite WBC have been at the Arlington...
  • Arlington Cemetery - Patriots support our military across from WBC protest 10-6-2010

    10/06/2010 5:33:42 PM PDT · by trooprally · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Oct. 07,2010
    The DC Chapter started gathering at 3:30, unloading flags, banners, signs and a sound system. We expected Westboro Baptist Church to arrive at 4:30 but they arrived at 4. We responded by setting up quicker. DC Chapter members were Lurker Bill, Cindy_True_Supporter, GunsAreOK, RongKirby, [Mrs] Trooprally and myself. We were joined by a mother and her two kids who were walking by, 5 other patriots who heard about our rally, 3 Marine wives from Quantico, a guy in a wheel chair, and 6 Vietnam Vets on their Harleys. They did not claim to be part of Rolling Thunder or Patriot...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Duane Dog Chapman, Westboro Baptist Church

    02/11/2010 1:25:44 PM PST · by 1pitech · 284+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 02-11-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    With my classic interview with Shirley Phelps Roper becoming part of documentary movie, We decided to share that classic interview as well as the interview with Duane Dog Chapman the "Bounty Hunter" from our archives of the Conscience of Kansas radio program with host Paul A. Ibbetson. We invite you to listen and comment on the show!
  • In Support of Westboro Baptist [Dr. Terry Jones "burn a Koran" supports Fred Phelps]

    09/07/2010 7:28:57 PM PDT · by earlJam · 263 replies · 4+ views
    <p>On Sunday April 18, Westboro Baptist Church came to Gainesville. One of their stops was a liberal "Open doors, open hearts, open minds," church near us, so we took part of our Sunday Service time and went as a church to stand with them.</p>
  • Bellevue pays funeral protesters (Westboro Baptist Church scores)

    07/28/2010 2:11:24 AM PDT · by tlb · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | July 27, 2010 | KILEY CRUSE
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bellevue has paid a member of a Kansas church that protests at soldiers’ funerals $17,000. In exchange, Shirley Phelps-Roper has dropped her lawsuit against the city. The settlement with Westboro Baptist Church, which says troop deaths are punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality, was signed last week. The church says it shows that responding to public anger by taking action against it costs taxpayers. City attorney Michael Polk didn’t respond to a message seeking comment. Phelps-Roper was arrested during a 2007 protest in Bellevue after she and her son allegedly mutilated the U.S. flag. The...