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Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dies

Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84. Tim Phelps, his son, made the announcement Thursday.

Westboro Baptist Church founder, Fred Phelps, near death

Topeka - The controversial Fred Phelps Sr, founder of Westboro Baptist Church and "God Hates Fags", is reportedly near death in a hospice facility in Topeka, Kansas.

Megan Phelps-Roper leaves Westboro Baptist Church

Topeka - The granddaughter of the most infamous clergyman in the country has decided to leave her family's church and apologizes for her family's hateful behavior.

Fox News: 'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist Church is 'Left Wing'

Newtown - The Fox News website has raised eyebrows and ire by falsely accusing the Westboro Baptist Church of being a "left-wing" organization.

Former member of Westboro Baptist Church reveals why he left

Nate Phelps used to be a member of his father's anti-LGBT God-fearing Westboro Baptist Church, and he recently answered questions from online readers to explain why he left the Church and what motivated him to become an atheist.

Westboro Baptist Church pickets Academy Awards Special

Los Angeles - Five members of the Westboro Baptist Church arrived in Hollywood, CA on Sunday to picket the Academy Awards. They believe that the awards show glorifies idolatry and sin.

Westboro Baptist Church announces picket at the Oscars

Los Angeles - Westboro Baptist Church has announced its plan to picket the Oscars saying the entertainment industry promotes filth, sin, and rebellion against God's commandments.

Westboro tweets fake protest pic from Whitney Houston funeral

Newark - A picture tweeted by Margie Phelps on Twitter depicting what appears to be Westboro Baptist Church protest signs outside the Whitney Houston funeral has created a stir on the Internet after it was declared fake by several news media outlets.

Westboro Baptist Church will picket Whitney Houston funeral

Westfield - The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, known for its radical demonstrations at the funerals of soldiers, celebrities, and homosexuals, has announced their plans to picket outside the funeral of music superstar Whitney Houston.

Westboro Baptist Church to picket the Cotton Bowl

Dallas - The Westboro Baptist Church will continue their round of bowl game protests with an appearance scheduled for today at Cowboy Stadium where the Arkansas Razorbacks will take on the Kansas State Wildcats in the 76th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Westboro Church serenaded by Foo Fighters at counter protest

Kansas City - The Foo Fighters took the spotlight away from the Westboro Baptist Church and directed it on themselves when they pulled up at a recent picket of their concert at the Sprint Center and performed a song for cheering fans.

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Betty Ford funeral Special

Palm Desert - The funeral of former First Lady Betty Ford is scheduled to begin today in California and conclude on Thursday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with interment at the Ford Museum. In attendance at both locations with be protesters from Westboro Baptist Church.

Westboro Church plans funeral picket of Jackass star Ryan Dunn

West Chester - Westboro Baptist Church has announced another controversial funeral protest, this time planned for the funeral of Jackass star Ryan Dunn who died in a fiery car crash Monday. Police reports say Dunn's blood alcohol content was double the legal limit.

Senate proposed bill would limit military funeral protests Special

Washington - A bipartisan group of senators, led by Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, has introduced legislation that toughens the laws which govern protests at military funerals in hopes of making it harder for groups like Westboro Baptist Church to picket these events.

Marine father not done fighting Westboro Church funeral protests Special

Washington - Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, said he is not done fighting the Westboro Baptist Church over their military funeral protests. Snyder was a honored guest today at the American Legion conference and spoke of the recent court decision.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro funeral protesters

Washington - The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects the members of Westboro Baptist Church and their anti-gay, anti-military, anti-Obama, 'God Hates' rhetoric that has been met with contempt, anger and revulsion across the nation.

Westboro Church website hacked by Anonymous during live interview

Topeka - The Internet group Anonymous confronted Shirley Phelps-Roper from the Westboro Baptist Church on the David Pakman show claiming the alleged letter threatening Westboro was a hoax and then hacked the Westboro website as a warning and display of power.

Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket at the Super Bowl

Arlington - Westboro Baptist Church members will join the Terrible Towels fans, the Cheeseheads and football fanactics at Cowboys Stadium this weekend to picket Sundays Super Bowl featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.

Son of ‘God Hates Fags’ preacher Fred Phelps speaks out

The son of “God Hates Fags” preacher Pastor Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, has been speaking publicly about his relationship with his father.

Slain Marine's father ordered to pay legal costs of anti-gay group

The father of a 20-year-old Marine who died fighting in Iraq has been ordered by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to pay Fred Phelps' appeal costs.

UK Bans Westboro Baptist Church's Fred Phelps and Daughter

Fred Phelps and his daughter have been banned from entering the United Kingdom. Best known for their Westboro Baptist Church positions, the two have rallied people to protest a performance of “The Laramie Project.”
 

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Fred Phelps Sr.  the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church
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Members of Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on March 2  2010
Members of Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on March 2, 2010
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