24th March 2014
Louis Theroux: ‘I doubt Fred Phelps was gay, he was just an angry bigot’ 25
6:02 PM — Journalist and broadcaster Louis Theroux has reflected on meeting the late Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, saying he "doubts" that he was gay.
US: Band sells ‘good riddance’ t-shirts featuing image of Fred Phelps, with profits going to human rights charity 14
3:07 PM — A US-based band has caused controversy by selling t-shirts featuring an image of the late founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is famous for its 'God Hates Fags', slogan, along with the words "good riddance".
21st March 2014
As ‘God Hates Fags’ founder Fred Phelps dies, Twitter mistakenly mourns Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps 8
12:30 PM — Do you know the difference between the late long-time homophobe Fred Phelps and US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps? Apparently these Twitter users don't.
20th March 2014
‘God Hates Fags’ church denies excommunicating founder Fred Phelps before his death 16
8:22 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church has denied reports that they had excommunicated their founder Fred Phelps, whose death was announced earlier today.
‘God Hates Fags’ church founder Fred Phelps dies 52
4:05 PM — The founder of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, has died.
18th March 2014
Lorde tells fans to ‘wear rainbow clothes and make out’ when Westboro Baptist Church pickets show 6
9:44 PM — Singer Lorde has struck out at the Westboro Baptist Church, after learning they plan to picket one of her shows.
16th March 2014
‘God Hates Fags’ Church founder Fred Phelps about to die, claims estranged son 43
11:25 PM — Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church is about to die, according to his estranged son
18th February 2014
Thousands of students form ‘Wall of Love’ to block anti-gay church from entering campus 19
11:39 AM — Thousands of pro-equality students blocked this group of anti-gay Christians from entering
31st October 2013
Video: Anti-gay church makes debut on Vine including bizarre anti-gay Halloween message 11
2:07 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has made its debut on Vine, Twitter's video platform, posting a series of bizarre anti-gay messages.
21st October 2013
US: Homophobic church fails to picket university performance of Matthew Shepard play 8
1:32 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church failed to turn up to a university performance of a play about murdered gay Wyoming teenager Matthew Shepard, and instead inadvertently united dozens of university students against their cause.
4th October 2013
Punk band shoots porn clip on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church 16
4:10 PM — A US punk band has filmed a porn clip on the front lawn of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC).
10th September 2013
US: Westboro Baptist Church protest scuppered by huge pro-LGBT counter-demonstration 9
5:01 PM — A small protest by the vehemently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church was scuppered yesterday, after it triggered a huge pro-LGBT counter-demonstration in the town of Bozeman, Montana.
9th September 2013
US: Westboro Baptist Church’s local city council to hear gay rights proposal 16
4:10 PM — The city council of Topeka, Kansas – home to the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church – will this week hear a proposal for a new gay rights initiative in the city.
21st August 2013
Video: Ke$ha sends backing dancers to counter Westboro protest at concert 12
3:39 PM — US singer Ke$ha turned the tables on members of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church earlier this week, when they picketed her concert and played a parody of one of her songs, she sent out her backing dancers for an impromptu performance.
5th August 2013
Ed Sheeran to the Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Keep your homophobic views to yourself’ 10
6:31 PM — British singer Ed Sheeran, who has been supporting Taylor Swift on her US tour, responded to the Westboro Baptist Church who picketed one of the venues, to tell it to "keep your homophobic views to yourself".
21st July 2013
US anti-gay church holds demonstration calling Her Majesty the Queen of Fags 82
4:51 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has tweeted to attack the Queen for adding her signature to the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, giving it Royal Assent to become law.
19th July 2013
Homophobic church spells ‘illiterate’ wrong on flyer accusing voters of not being able to read 44
4:01 PM — The US Westboro Baptist Church made a rather fitting error on one of its press releases earlier this week, spelling the word "illiterate" wrong on a flyer accusing US voters of not being able to read.
18th July 2013
Satanists hold ritual to turn homophobic church founder’s mother gay ‘in the afterlife’ 64
3:14 PM — A Satanist group, the Satanic Temple, has held a 'Pink Mass' at the grave of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps' mother, and have claimed that she "is now gay, in the afterlife".
16th July 2013
US church announces plans to picket funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith 71
4:37 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith.
28th June 2013
Westboro Baptist Church to picket One Direction concert for being ‘fag-enabling peverts’ 27
5:48 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has said it will picket the concerts of boy band One Direction, deeming them "fag-enabling", because they "think it's funny... to grab each other's asses on stage".