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Westboro Baptist Church chased out of Moore, Okla.

Westboro Baptist Church chased out of Moore, Okla.

MOORE, Okla., April 8 (UPI) -- Westboro Baptist Church members were chased out of town after residents stood against their picket saying a tornado that ravaged the town was "God's wrath."
Aileen Graef
Westboro Baptist Church to picket Oklahoma liquor store over sign mocking Fred Phelps' death

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Oklahoma liquor store over sign mocking Fred Phelps' death

March 28 (UPI) -- Westboro Baptist Church will picket Moore Liquor in Oklahoma over sign reading, "Fred Phelps 1929-2014, Champagne 10% off! Not a coincidence."
Evan Bleier
Oklahoma liquor store celebrates Fred Phelps' death

Oklahoma liquor store celebrates Fred Phelps' death

March 26 (UPI) -- Moore, Okla., liquor store offers 10 percent off champagne in honor of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps' death.
Danielle Haynes
Fred Phelps won't have funeral

Fred Phelps won't have funeral

March 21 (UPI) -- No funeral will be held for Fred Phelps, Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, who died shortly before midnight late Wednesday.
Gabrielle Levy
Fred Phelps, founder of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, dies

Fred Phelps, founder of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, dies

TOPEKA, Kan., March 20 (UPI) -- Fred Phelps, a disbarred lawyer and founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., has died, his daughter said Thursday.
Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church founder, dies

Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church founder, dies

March 20 (UPI) -- The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., founder of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church best known for protesting military funerals, has died at the age of 84.
Gabrielle Levy
Satanist group vows to turn Westboro Baptist Church co-founder gay in the afterlife

Satanist group vows to turn Westboro Baptist Church co-founder gay in the afterlife

March 19 (UPI) -- Satanic Temple group says it will hold a "Pink Mass" to turn Westboro Baptist Church co-founder Rev. Fred Phelps gay in the afterlife.
Evan Bleier
Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church co-founder, on death bed

Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church co-founder, on death bed

March 16 (UPI) -- The co-founder of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, is on the edge of death, his son says.
Danielle Haynes
Westboro Baptist Church pastor Phelps near death, son says

Westboro Baptist Church pastor Phelps near death, son says

TOPEKA, Kan., March 16 (UPI) -- Fred Phelps Sr., pastor of the Topeka, Kan., Westboro Baptist Church, known for its angry anti-gay pickets, is near death, his son said in a Facebook message.

Federal judge upholds Missouri law banning funeral protests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 13 (UPI) -- A federal judge has upheld a Missouri law banning protests at funerals that was challenged by anti-homosexual group.
High school expecting Westboro Baptist protest instead found messages of love

High school expecting Westboro Baptist protest instead found messages of love

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Granite Bay High School, concerned their production of "Laramie Project" would be protested by the Westboro Baptist Church, instead found messages of love.
Aileen Graef
Westboro Baptist Church protests near Golden Globes

Westboro Baptist Church protests near Golden Globes

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Westboro Baptist Church, the group best known for protesting at military funerals, turned its attention to four churches in Southern California Sunday.
Gabrielle Levy

Satanist group wants monument at Oklahoma Statehouse

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A New York group says it should be allowed to put up a monument to Satan on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol next to the Ten Commandments monument.
Moral outrage over graphic evidence can affect jurors

Moral outrage over graphic evidence can affect jurors

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Two recent studies suggest that moral outrage, generated through the interactive effect of anger and disgust after viewing graphic evidence, can influence jurors and make them more confident in a guilty vote.
Ananth Baliga

First same-sex couple married in Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del., July 1 (UPI) -- Delaware state Sen. Karen Peterson and her partner Vikki Bandy became the first same-sex couple to be married in the state of Delaware Monday morning.
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The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an independent Baptist church known for its extreme stance against homosexuality and its protest activities, which include picketing funerals and desecrating the American flag. The church is widely described as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. It is headed by Fred Phelps and consists mostly of members of his large family; in 2007, it had 71 members. Located in a residential neighborhood on the west side of Topeka about three miles west of the Kansas State Capitol at 3701 West 12th Street, Topeka, Kansas, United States, its first public service was held on the afternoon of Sunday, November 27, 1955.

The church has been actively involved in the anti-gay movement since at least 1991 when it sought a crackdown on homosexual activity at Gage Park about a mile northwest of the church. In addition to anti-gay protests at military funerals, the organization pickets other celebrity funerals that are likely to get it media attention.

The WBC is not affiliated with any known Baptist conventions or associations. The church describes itself as following Primitive Baptist and Calvinist principles, though mainstream Primitive Baptists reject the WBC and Phelps.

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