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May 7, 2014

23-year-old Zach Phelps-Roper, a grandson of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, has left the church and has spoken about how kind gay people have been to him since leaving

Zach Phelps-Roper has spoken about his decision to break away from the Westboro Baptist Church and reconnect with other family members excommunicated from the notorious anti-gay church.

23-year-old Zach moved out of the family compound on 20 February, with the help of cousins who had already left the church.

He is the fourth of his ten siblings to leave the church, now lead by his mother Shirley Phelps-Roper - the daughter of church founder Fred Phelps

May 7, 2014

23-year-old Zach Phelps-Roper, a grandson of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, has left the church and has spoken about how kind gay people have been to him since leaving

Zach Phelps-Roper has spoken about his decision to break away from the Westboro Baptist Church and reconnect with other family members excommunicated from the notorious anti-gay church.

23-year-old Zach moved out of the family compound on 20 February, with the help of cousins who had already left the church.

He is the fourth of his ten siblings to leave the church, now lead by his mother Shirley Phelps-Roper - the daughter of church founder Fred Phelps

March 20, 2014

The 84-year-old founder of the most hated and homophobic family in America has died in a Kansas hospice

Fred Phelps, the founder of the ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church, was pronounced dead today (20 March).

His son Timothy has said his 84-year-old father passed away just before midnight in a Kansas hospital last night.

Days before he died, estranged son Nate Phelps took to his Facebook page to announce his father was ‘on the edge of death’.

He said: 'I feel sad for all the hurt he's caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved.

March 17, 2014

While some have called for the leader of the 'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist Church to be given a taste of his own medicine, Kansas gay rights campaigners believe the LGBTI community should take the high road

Several people have called to hold a gay rights protest at the funeral of Fred Phelps, the leader of the ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church.

While he has not passed on yet, his estranged son Nate has confirmed the father of the ‘most hated family in America’ is on his deathbed.

He is currently in Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas. No other information is available about his condition.

The Westboro Baptist Church, a cult-like organization based in Kansas has for years picketed soldiers’ funerals and protested against LGBTI rights.

March 16, 2014

'I feel sad for all the hurt he's caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved'

Nathan Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr., announced on Facebook his father is on his deathbed.

The younger Phelps, who left the organization approximately 37 years, also stated the leader of the virulently anti-gay group was 'excommunicated' in 2013 August.

July 22, 2013

After signing gay marriage into law in England and Wales, the 'God Hates Fags' church claims the great-grandmother of the Royal Baby is a 'fag-enabler'

Westboro Baptist Church has named Elizabeth II the ‘Queen of Fags’ after she signed same-sex marriage into law in England and Wales last week.

In a photograph posted on Twitter by the ‘God Hates Fags’ church, it shows a woman holding a sign depicting the British monarch with a slogan ‘Queen of Fags’ and a World War II pink triangle – a Nazi symbol – on her forehead.

The attack comes less than a week after the WBC, once again on Twitter, said the Queen was a ‘Royal Whore’.

March 20, 2013

'Equality House' has been painted in LGBT rainbow across street from church in Kansas

The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church claims to like the LGBT rainbow home that is now across the street from them in Topeka, Kansas.

'We thank God for the Sodomite Rainbow House,' the church said in a statement today. 'It is right across the street from the ONLY church that loves people enough to tell them the Bible truth about the filthy, soul-damning, nation-destroying sin of sodomy...The Sodomite Rainbow house helps shing a bright spotlight on this!'

March 11, 2013

'God Hates Fags' church is planning to picket a motor racing event after driver Brad Kaselowski said he would have no problem with a gay member on his team

The Westboro Baptist Church is planning a protest of an upcoming motor racing event in response to pro-gay comments made by a famous driver.

Brad Kaselowski, who drives and owns a team in the stock car racing events, was asked last week by Queers4Gears how he would feel about a gay person in his team.

He said: ‘I can’t speak for the fans, I can only speak for myself, but in this garage, if you can win, people will want to be a part of what you can do.’

February 7, 2013

Two women have apologized for the pain they have caused while they were part of the 'God Hates Fags' church

Two key members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church have left the fold and apologized for their past.

Megan Phelps-Roper and her sister Grace, the daughters of lead group figure Shirley Phelps, have left the church known for their ‘God Hates Fags’ signs and the picketing of soldiers’ funerals.

The two sisters pioneered social media in the ‘God Hates Fags’ group, with Phelps-Roper posting parody videos of Lady Gaga’s music videos.

In the past, Phelps-Roper has said:

December 28, 2012

The Westboro Baptists have threatened to picket the funerals of two New York state fire fighters who were shot to death when they attended a house fire on Christmas Eve and of retired US general Norman Schwarzkopf who died yesterday

Following their no-show at memorial services for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, members of the Westboro Baptist Church have threatened to picket the funeral of two New York state firefighters who were shot and killed on Christmas Eve when they attended a house fire in the Rochester area.

December 17, 2012

Hacking group takes over Westboro Baptist Church spokesperson’s twitter account and leak church members info following their plans to picket victims’ funerals

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) blamed marriage equality in Connecticut for the tragic shooting spree in Newtown that took 26 lives.

The Church announced that it will picket the funerals of the children with banners saying ‘God Hate Fags’ and other anti-gay hate messages.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, spokesperson of WBC and daughter of its leader, Fred Phelps, tweeted, ‘Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment’.

December 17, 2012

Hacking group takes over Westboro Baptist Church spokesperson’s twitter account and leak church members info following their plans to picket victims’ funerals

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) blamed marriage equality in Connecticut for the tragic shooting spree in Newtown that took 26 lives.

The Church announced that it will picket the funerals of the children with banners saying ‘God Hate Fags’ and other anti-gay hate messages.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, spokesperson of WBC and daughter of its leader, Fred Phelps, tweeted, ‘Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment’.

December 16, 2012

Hacker collective Anonymous declares it will 'destroy' anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church

Anonymous has had enough with the antics of Westboro Baptist Church.

According to Salon, the hacker collective released the private information of members of the anti-LGBT church. The group produced a video explaining its actions.

'We will destroy you. We are coming,' an electronic voice warns.

December 16, 2012

The Westboro Baptists will picket the site of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, which they say is God’s way of punishing the state of Connecticut for legalizing same-sex marriage

Members of the infamous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church have threatened to picket the site of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting less than a day after the tragedy, claiming that the shooting was God’s punishment for the state of Connecticut legalizing same-sex marriage.

Prominent church member Shirley Phelps-Roger made the threat via twitter, posting ‘Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.’

September 19, 2012

Governer of California signs new legislation aimed at stopping Westboro Baptist Church picketing church services

The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, notorious for picketing soldiers’ funerals, will now be prohibited from protesting burials by a new law.

Governor of California, Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday (17 September), restricting protests within 300 feet of funerals and memorial sites.

The law is aimed at stopping the controversial Westboro Baptist Church from protesting the services at deceased soldiers' services.