Westboro Baptist Church

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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dead At 84

The man who founded the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, which is widely known for picketing military funerals and anti-gay protests, has died.


Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions and for protesting at US soldiers' funeral, stage a protest across the street from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, outside Washington. The church was demonstrating against what it claims is a 'pervert-run' school and said teachers across the country have 'broken the moral compass of this generation.' (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Westboro Baptist Church Says God Punished Sox Fans With Marathon Bombing

The controversial Westboro Baptist Church is planning to protest outside the World Series games in St. Louis this weekend.


Gary Lapierre

The U.S. Supreme Court: Legally Right & Morally Wrong

Most of this is old news, but the thing that gave me a jump-start this morning was the newspaper headline (out of Kansas City I believe) which stated….”The Supreme Court made the right call on funeral protests.” No it did not!



NightSide Weekend Commentary – Dan Rea Believes The Supreme Court Was Wrong

The Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas has a victory from the Supreme Court, but was the Supreme Court right?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/06/2011

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Mass. To Continue To Enforce Funeral Protest Rules

Attorney General Martha Coakley says Massachusetts will continue to enforce state law that keeps protesters at least 500 feet from a funeral.


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Keller @ Large: Stand By First Amendment

Let’s stand by the First Amendment, as a slain soldier’s father suggests, not shrink from it, even though the Supreme Court says it protects military funeral protests.


A Framingham police officer speaks to a Westboro Baptist Church protestor Dec. 3, 2010.

Hate Group Protests Outside Local Schools

A small group of protestors from an anti-gay organization in Kansas picketed outside of several local schools Friday.