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.
Satirical Song Draws Ire From Westboro
June 24 2014 7:10 PM ET

Satirical Song Draws Ire From Westboro

Michelle Garcia

The owner of a New York gay bar knew he would get some attention for a song he wrote, but he didn't expect it would come from the very subjects of his song, members of the Westboro Baptist Church.

WATCH: D.C. High School Defends Out Principal Against Westboro Baptist Church
June 10 2014 4:12 PM ET

D.C. High School Defends Out Principal Against Westboro

Sunnivie Brydum

The Westboro Baptist Church tried to take its antigay hatred to Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., but the students and community members had other ideas.

WATCH: Fred Phelps Recanted Homophobia, Says Grandson
May 23 2014 2:00 PM ET

WATCH: Fred Phelps Recanted Homophobia, Says Grandson

Trudy Ring

Zacharias Phelps-Roper claims the notoriously antigay preacher developed empathy for all, including gays, shortly before his death.

Fourth Phelps-Roper Child Abandons Westboro Baptist Church
May 07 2014 3:18 PM ET

Fourth Phelps-Roper Child Abandons WBC

Sunnivie Brydum

Zach Phelps-Roper, 23, left the antigay church in February and is now preaching a message of unconditional love and empathy.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dead at 84
March 20 2014 12:25 PM ET March 20 2014 5:10 PM ET

WBC Founder Fred Phelps Dead at 84

Sunnivie Brydum

One of Fred Phelps's estranged sons confirmed to media that the patriarch of the Westboro Baptist Church died in hospice care Wednesday night.

Queens 'Drag Down Bigotry' in Front of Westboro Baptist Church
October 29 2013 2:21 PM ET

Queens 'Drag Down Bigotry' in Front of Westboro

Jase Peeples

The first drag show held on the front lawn of the Equality House, located across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, was a huge success.

Former Westboro Member Now Supports Equality At Topeka's Rainbow House
April 16 2013 3:51 PM ET

Ex-Westboro Member Now Supports Equality at Rainbow House

Sunnivie Brydum

Libby Phelps Alvarez escaped the Westboro Baptist Church four years ago, but now she's back in Topeka, this time supporting LGBT equality and antibullying programs.

Escaping Westboro: Former Church Member Lauren Drain Reveals What Made Her Change
March 14 2013 6:00 AM ET

Escaping Westboro

Sunnivie Brydum

In this exclusive interview, former Westboro Baptist Church member Lauren Drain talks about what she’s sorry for, and what she believes is really the source of Fred Phelps’ homophobia.

How Two Phelps Family Members Become 'Betrayers'
February 07 2013 1:30 PM ET

How Two Phelps Family Members Become 'Betrayers'

Lucas Grindley

Two of the Westboro Baptist Church family members have left and issued an apology for what they'd done.

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