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Did Fred Phelps Accept the LGBT Community Before He Died?

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | May 23
The founder and ex-leader of the vehemently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, known for their "God Hates Fags" slogan, apparently came around and accepted LGBT people not long before he died.

WBC Member Leaves Church, Talks Appreciation for LGBT Community

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | May 7
One of the grandsons of the late Fred Phelps has left the vehemently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, which Phelps founded, and is speaking out about the organization and how his views on the LGBT community have dramatically changed

Phelps’ Hate Seen By Some As Aiding Gay Rights

RELIGION | By John Hanna & David Crary | Mar 23
Following Phelps’ death Wednesday at age 84, some gay-rights advocates suggested that he and his church created sympathy for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the transgendered.

Phelps Tested Free Speech With Anti-Gay Protests

RELIGION | By John Hanna | Mar 20
Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society’s tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

Westboro Baptist Church Responds to Phelps’ Death: ’Thank God’

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 20
The Westboro Baptist Church’s Twitter has been very active since the passing of the church’s founder Fred Phelps. In one of the tweets, the church "thanks god" for his passing.

Satanic Group Leader: I Will Turn Phelps Gay When He Dies

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 18
A spokesperson for a New York-based Satanic group says he will turn Fred Phelps gay in the afterlife after the former Westboro Baptist Church leader dies.

Ex-WBC Leader Fred Phelps May Not Have a Funeral

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 17
The former leader of the Westboro Baptist Church is dying. But a member of the the organization reportedly told the Huffington Post that holding memorial services are not in line with the the WBC’s teachings.

Former Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps on Deathbed, Says Son

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 16
Fred Phelps, the former leader of the vehemently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, is dying, according to a recent Facebook post by his son who left the church in 1980.

Punk Band Shoots Porn on Westboro Baptist Church’s Lawn

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 4
Porn, punk and piety converged this week in Topeka, KS, when members of the punk rock band Get Shot! filmed a pornographic segment featuring one of their band members naked committing the sin of Onan on the lawn of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.

Zombies ’Attack’ Westboro Baptist Church Protest

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 1
Who said zombies were evil? Nearly 300 of the undead (or people dressed as same) held a counter protest in Tacoma, Wash., against the anti-gay and controversial Westboro Batist Church, of ’God hates fag’ fame.

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