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Video: Westboro Protests Derrick Gordon At UMass, But Massive Student Turnout Mocks The Haters

by David Badash ● 3:42 PM April 17, 2014
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1500 UMASS students out-protested 5 members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, by mocking them. The WBC was protesting Derrick Gordon, and the students weren’t having it.

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Watch: Westboro Baptist Church Chased Out Of Oklahoma Town By 2000 Citizens, Bikers

by David Badash ● 12:25 PM April 7, 2014
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The Westboro Baptist Church thought Moore, Oklahoma would be a good place to spread their messages of hate yesterday, but they were wrong.

Bigotry Watch

First Westboro Protest Since Death Of Fred Phelps Met With Condolences

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:25 PM March 24, 2014
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Photos: Kansas counter-protesters greeted the first Westboro protest since the death of founder Fred Phelps with a banner offering condolences on their loss.

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Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mark Potok Thinks Westboro Will Close

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:11 AM March 21, 2014
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“When you build a group around the personality and politics of a single leader, it’s sometimes difficult to keep that group alive when that leader dies.” – Mark Potok, The Southern Poverty Law Center

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Fred Phelps Is Dead.

by David Badash ● 1:06 PM March 20, 2014
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The death of one of the most hate-filled anti-gay men in America should stand to usher in a new season of equality and fairness, and hopefully, a gentler time for all.

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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Likely Won’t Have A Funeral To Protest

by David Badash ● 11:24 AM March 18, 2014
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Fred Phelps, reportedly on his deathbed, likely won’t have a funeral for anyone to protest.

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Why Was ‘God Hates Fags’ Founder Fred Phelps Excommunicated? You’ll Be Shocked.

by David Badash ● 4:18 PM March 17, 2014
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Fred Phelps being on the “edge of death” is not hard to understand, but how could the founder of a church be excommunicated? Here’s some intriguing insight.

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‘God Hates Fags’ Church Founder Fred Phelps Reportedly Near Death

by David Badash ● 12:28 PM March 16, 2014
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Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church — which uses the term “God Hates Fags” — “is now on the edge of death.”

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University Of Missouri Students ‘Stand With Sam’ Against The Westboro Baptist Church

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:37 PM February 17, 2014
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Thousands of students from the University of Missouri came out in the cold Saturday in a show of support for gay football player, Michael Sam against the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Equality House, Westboro Baptist’s Neighbor, Repaints For Transgender Day Of Remembrance

by David Badash ● 6:16 PM November 20, 2013
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In honor of Transgender Day Of Remembrance, Equality House — the house literally across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church — repainted their home with the colors of the transgender flag.

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Why Is The Westboro Baptist Church Going To Picket The US Senate This Week?

by David Badash ● 3:07 PM September 29, 2013
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Is the Westboro Baptist Church rushing to our nation’s capitol to pray for the U.S. Senate during a national crisis? Are they traveling cross-country to help the needy, the sick, the poor? Hell no.

Bigotry Watch

Montana Gives Westboro Baptist Church The Cold Shoulder By Eating Ice Cream (Photos, Videos)

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM September 17, 2013
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The Westboro Baptist Church went to Bozeman, Montana, and got in return a well-organized cold shoulder from an estimated 1000 protestors, aided by 1500 scoops of free ice cream.

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Matthew Shepard Beaten To Death By His Homosexual Lover Over A Meth Deal Gone Bad Says Fischer

by David Badash ● 4:10 PM September 16, 2013
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Bryan Fischer, the spokesperson for that anti-gay hate group American Family Association, today is claiming “everything you know about Matthew Shepard is wrong.”

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Cranston Rhode Islanders Turn Out To Protect Newlyweds From Westboro Agitators

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:49 PM August 1, 2013
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On the first day same-sex marriages were allowed in the state, the citizens of Cranston, Rhode Island, turned out in force to make sure the Westboro Baptist Church knew they were not welcome.