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'God Loves Gays' Billboard Project Doubles Fundraising Goal
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

The God Loves Gays Billboard Project launched Aug. 9 on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, aiming to raise $50,000 to put up a sign about three miles from the church. Organizers hoped to reach the goal by Oct. 8 ...

Phelps Touched on Fears and Anger Many Feel
Originally Posted: 03/25/2014 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

As anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps passes on to whatever is his reward, we need to ask how he managed to inspire a following. As anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps passes on to whatever ...

For God So Loved Fred Phelps: On the Gods of Hate and Scandals
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

God is not like me or Fred Phelps. And I am thankful for that. God is not like me or Fred Phelps. And I am thankful for that. Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist ...

The Legacy of Fred Phelps
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 8:14am | Type: Blog

To express such elation over another's demise is actually a show of weakness. It accedes power over our own spiritual and emotional discipline to the one whose rhetorical poison we allow to contaminate ou ...

Grieving for Fred Phelps in Topeka
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

Fred Phelps, famous for picketing funerals with vicious anti-gay messages, died this week. His estranged son, Nate, had posted on Facebook that the 84-year-old Phelps had been excommunicated from his own Westb ...

Atheist Nate Phelps on His Father: I Mourn 'The Man He Could Have Been'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 2:11pm | Type: Blog

Nathan Phelps, the estranged atheist son of anti-gay Kansas pastor Fred Phelps who died Wednesday, is asking people to look beyond his father’s legacy of hate. Nathan Phelps, the ...

Hate Won't Win
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

Fred Phelps died early Thursday morning. Fred Phelps  died  early Thursday morning. Phelps was best known for his deeply rooted hatred and promulgating the tasteless sloga ...

A Prayer for Fred Phelps
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

Good and gracious God. We lift up a prayer for the misguided – for those who hate and belittle and abuse in your name. Editor's Note: Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro B ...

White House Says It Can’t List Westboro Baptist as ‘Hate Group’
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 8:57am | Type: Blog

In response to five “We the People” petitions, the White House condemned the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church but said it is powerless to list the Kansas church as a hate group and remove its tax-exempt ...

A Westboro Change of Heart
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

In a shocking turn of events, Megan Phelps-Roger — granddaughter of Westboro Baptist founder Fred Phelps — recently left the flock along with her younger sister Grace Roper. Pick ...

Fred Phelps’ Son Condemns Westboro’s Plan to Picket Newtown Funerals
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

The estranged son of a Kansas pastor famous for protesting the funerals of soldiers and AIDS victims has condemned his family’s plans to picket the funerals of the 26 people — including 20 children — who were ...

Counter-protesters Target Westboro Baptist Church
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 8:49am | Type: Blog

Thousands of people wearing red shirts gathered in downtown Columbia, Mo., July 21 to honor an Army solider killed recently in Afghanistan—and to fend off Westboro Baptist Church. ...

The Face of Hate
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joanie Eppinga Rebecca Barrett-Fox An interview by Joanie Eppinga with Rebecca Barrett ...

Westboro Seeks Advertising on Limbaugh
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Westboro Baptist Church's leadership sees Limbaugh's recent verbal attackas an opportune time to advertise on the show. Rush Limbaugh’s verbal attack against Georgetown ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

While The Beach Boys are still kings of good vibes, the minions from Despicable Me give them a run for their money with a little wit, rhythm, and charm of their own. (And don't we all know someone who always has to take it a little too ...

In Wake of Shooting, Love is the Better Portion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

A bullet discharged. Then another. And another. And another. And suddenly, a grocery store is transformed from the mundane to the horrible, hell on earth. People lay dead. A bulle ...