25th May 2014
US: Topeka, home of ‘God Hates Fags’ church, passes gay equality laws 10
1:44 PM — Topeka, home of the Westboro Baptist Church, has passed equality laws banning anti-gay discrimination.
23rd May 2014
Did Fred Phelps die a man who didn’t ‘hate’ gays? 14
6:59 PM — The infamous founder of the Westboro Baptist Church apparently had a more liberal view on the LGBT community before passing away, claims a family member.
7th May 2014
US: Fred Phelps’ grandson renounces ‘God Hates Fags’ church 16
9:01 PM — Another member of the Phelps-Roper family has renounced the Westboro Baptist Church, labelling it a 'mind trap'.
17th April 2014
Five Westboro Baptist Church members met with 1,500-strong peaceful protest in Massachusetts 5
7:10 PM — Five members of the adamantly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with over 1,500 peaceful protesters at a university basketball match.
16th April 2014
Two thousand to counter protest ‘God Hates Fags’ church in support of gay basketball player 5
8:03 PM — Over two thousand have said they will protest in support of a gay basketball player at the University of Massachusetts after the Westboro Baptist Church said it would picket him.
28th March 2014
US: Small town vice mayor in big trouble over accidental Fred Phelps endorsement 7
8:17 PM — The Vice Mayor of this Arizona town found himself amid a huge controversy this week, after accidentally endorsing the late founder of the 'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist Church.
26th March 2014
Video of news anchor laughing at death of Fred Phelps was really about a pig guarding a marijuana farm 4
3:39 PM — A video which was said to have shown a Russian news anchor laughing as she announced the death of 'God Hates Fags' church founder Fred Phelps, has actually been revealed as fake.
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.