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Westboro Baptist Church

Find out the latest news about the Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist religious organization helmed by antigay minister Fred Phelps. Discover the history of the Westboto Baptist Church, which frequently pickets the funerals of fallen LGBT individuals and military heroes with signs that read ‘God Hates Fags.’ An example of this antigay protest is featured prominently in the HBO film ‘The Laramie Project,’ which is based on the events following the murder of gay man Matthew Shepard. Read about Westboro and other organizations that are opponents of LGBT rights.

The hate group says it will picket a live reading of the LGBT kids' book Square Zair Pair in San Francisco’s Castro district. 

February 03 2016 4:02 PM

A month after she was shot by terrorists who killed 14 of her coworkers, Jennifer Stevens helped lead a demonstration against the traveling hate group.

January 12 2016 4:26 PM

Megan Phelps-Roper, who cut ties with Westboro in 2012, now provides an inside look at the antigay church.

November 16 2015 5:59 PM

Members of the virulently antigay church are picketing in Kentucky for a second day, targeting marriage equality opponent Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

October 19 2015 2:11 PM

The hate group couldn't wait for today's planned protest against the Kentucky county clerk. 

October 19 2015 4:51 AM

The small radical antigay group wants to show their distaste for the Kentucky clerk's adultery.

October 16 2015 2:27 PM
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