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 Kansas headquarters of the notoriously antigay religious group has been marked as a gymnasium in the new interactive Pokemon Go game. 

July 11 2016 5:51 PM

Equality House is known for its rainbow flag paint job, and now it has a neighbor adorned in the transgender flag.

June 29 2016 8:34 PM

Four Westboro Baptist Church members showed up to protest the funeral, but they were largely outnumbered by supporters.

June 20 2016 10:43 AM

The Westboro Baptist Church celebrated the Orlando mass shooting on Twitter. 

June 12 2016 4:39 PM

How homophobic tweets and threats to picket a live reading of a popular LGBT-themed children's book rallied an entire community to drown out the hate.

March 03 2016 10:14 AM

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