Posts tagged "westboro baptist church"

Matthew Shepard’s Mother Judy Shepard Releases Statement Regarding Fred Phelps’ Death

“Regarding the passing of Fred Phelps, [husband] Dennis and I know how solemn these moments are for anyone who loses a loved one. Out of respect for all people and our desire to erase hate, we’ve decided not to comment further.”
Judy Shepard is more gracious than most parents would have been following the death…

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Westboro Baptist Church’s Fred Phelps Dead At 84

Just days after his estranged son revealed he was “on the edge of death,” Fred Phelps has died. The death of the 84-year-old founder of the Westboro Baptist Church occurred shortly before midnight, son Timothy Phelps tells WIBW. Read more on Newser…

Newser / March 20, 2014

Ke$ha Finds A Very Creative Way To Stick It To The Westboro Baptist Church

The Westboro Baptist Church have taken it upon themselves to appropriate Ke$ha’s song “We R Who We R” to spread their message of God’s “love and acceptance.” When they started singing their version of the song, “God Hates Who U R” (love and acceptance!), outside of a Ke$ha concert in Nebraska, the pop star decided…

Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2013

Lesbian Couple Marries In Front Of Westboro Baptist Church

Amazing: a lesbian couple got hitched in a gay-homosexual-same-sex-definitely-not-straight marriage ceremony right across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. I love it! Katie Short and Kimberly Kidwell wed at Equality House, a rainbow-painted nonprofit right across from the hate group’s headquarters, by a pastor who wanted to marry a same-sex…

Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2013

Anonymous Hacks (Spoofs?) The Westboro Baptist Church’s Facebook Page

Internet hacktivist group Anonymous strikes again! Following the Westboro Baptist Church’s announcement that they would protest the funerals of those who died in Monday’s Boston Marathon attack, Anonymous seized control of the hate group’s Facebook page and made themselves comfortable. Okay, so it’s kind of unclear whether this was ever WBC’s actual Facebook page, or if…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2013

Awesome Guy Buys House Across From Westboro Baptist Church, Paints Gay Pride Rainbow On It

Ever wonder where the hatemongering Westboro Baptist Church actually is? Aaron Jackson did. Jackson is a co-founder of Planting Peace, a non-profit aimed at providing sustainable initiatives to impoverished areas. He admitted he didn’t know much about the church, other than their generalized anti-gay, anti-everything stance. As he was idly looking up the church’s locatio…

Julie Gerstein / March 19, 2013

Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket “Ivy League Whorehouse” Vassar College

If you were distracted by actually flashy, trashy, sex-saturated events on Sunday night, from the Grammys to “Girls,” it is quite possible you missed the news that Vasser College is an “Ivy League Whorehouse,” according to the Westboro Baptist Church.

Sarah Gray / February 12, 2013

Pray Tell: Jenna Miscavige Hill And Megan Phelps-Roper Escape Scientology And the Westboro Baptist Church

This week, two women who escaped from extreme religious sects told their stories. One escaped from Scientology, the other from the Westboro Baptist Church. Although a small number of people grow up inside groups like these in America, it’s as important as it is startling to hear from these women and hear how, even i…

Lilit Marcus / February 7, 2013

Anonymous Hits Westboro For Threat To Protest Newtown

Hackers from Anonymous pounced on the Westboro Baptist Church soon after the extremist group announced plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to praise God for sending the gunman, Mashablereports. The online activists published the emails, phone numbers, and home addresses of Westboro members, taunted the group on Twitter about the hacking, and vowed to destroy…

Newser / December 17, 2012

Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral

Joe Paterno’s death caused, to put it mildly, mixed reactions: The Hollywood Reporter has a roundup, and it includes everything from George HW Bush’s glowing remembrance of the Penn State coach to this zinger from a Late Show writer and producer: “Will there be a moment of silence for Joe Paterno, to honor his silence when he discovered children were…

Newser / January 23, 2012

Homophobic Church To Picket Lesbian Student’s Graduation

Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based church famous for their “God Hates Fags” demonstrations outside the funerals for dead soldiers, has announced it will picket lesbian student Constance McMillen’s graduation. McMillen made headlines earlier this year when she fought Itawamba Agricultural High School’s ban against same-sex couples at prom. A judge ruled McMillen’s rights had bee…

Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2010

“God Hates Gaga”: The Music Video!

The Westboro Baptist Church has taken their “God Hates Gaga” campaign to the land of music videos with their version of “Poker Face.” Apparently, God also hates decent graphics and any semblance of good production value?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 29, 2010

Gaga Haters Butcher “Poker Face”

The Westboro Baptist Church has temporarily turned their attention away from hating f*gs to hating Lady Gaga. First, they issued a missive claiming that God hates the current Queen of pop music. Then First Daughter of the Hate Brigade, Megan Phelps, dressed up (rather pathetically, we might add) as Gaga and recorded her own versio…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2010