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Westboro Baptist met by counter-protesters with ‘Sorry for your loss’ sign at Lorde concert

Members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church staged their first protest Friday night after the death of the church’s founder Fred Phelps on Thursday. According to Kansas City’s KSHB Channel 41, the stridently anti-LGBT demonstrators were met with a counter-protest outside a concert by New Zealander pop sensation Lorde. The…

City council in hometown of Westboro Baptists to debate LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

The city council in the hometown of the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church is set to debate an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Topeka City Council in Kansas plans to hear the proposal this week and formally consider the measure on September 17,…

Westboro releases ‘You Might Be a Slut’ ad for Limbaugh’s show

Note: This report has been updated with remarks from the Westboro Baptist Church. A church in Topeka, Kansas famous for its “God Hates Fags” protests is hoping to take their message to millions of dittoheads across the U.S. The Westboro Baptist Church on Friday released two advertisements that they hope…

Sen. Kirk’s office: Westboro Baptists ‘should leave Illinois immediately’

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and a spokesperson for Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) have condemned the Westboro Baptist Church for announcing they would protest the funerals of Harrisburg residents who died last week during a tornado. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s…

Westboro Baptists caught lying about appearance at Whitney Houston funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church did not picket singer Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday, but they did upload a fake photo to Twitter in hopes of convincing others that they did. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality and has…

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Whitney Houston’s funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church said Wednesday that it would picket the funeral of Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston because she engaged “in sorceries.” The 48-year-old singer, daughter of gospel legend Cissy Houston, had struggled in recent years to repair a once squeaky-clean image sullied by public battles with drugs and alcohol,…

California likely to become the next state to restrict Westboro Baptist Church protests

Legislation targeting the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church and any other would-be funeral protesters was unanimously approved Thursday by the California Assembly, according to the Sacramento Bee. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality and has gained infamy for picketing…

Illinois to restrict Westboro Baptist Church funeral protests

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday targeting the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church. The new law forces the attention-seeking fundamentalist group to remain further away from funerals. The Westboro Baptist Church believes that God is punishing the United States because of America’s acceptance of homosexuality and has gained infamy for…

Illinois Senate approves bill to restrict Westboro Baptist protests

The Illinois Senate passed legislation on Monday aimed at restricting members of the Westboro Baptist Church from protesting at funerals. The infamous Westboro Baptist Church pickets the funerals of military families with offensive signs such as “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God Hates America.” The church believes that God…

Westboro Baptist Church to picket actress Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church announced that it planned to picket the funeral of Oscar-winning actress and anti-AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor after she died Wednesday at age 79. Taylor, arguably the last great star of Hollywood’s golden era, died six weeks after being admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital with congestive…

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