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Shirley Phelps-Roper (R) and her daughter Megan of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions and for protesting at US soldiers' funeral, stage a protest across the street from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, outside Washington, on March 1, 2011. The church was demonstrating against what it claims is a "pervert-run" school and said teachers across the country have "broken the moral compass of this generation."         AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Gay Pastor Fred Phelps Sr. Dies at 84

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84.

03/20/2014

Shirley Phelps-Roper (R) and her daughter Megan of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions and for protesting at US soldiers' funeral, stage a protest across the street from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, outside Washington, on March 1, 2011. The church was demonstrating against what it claims is a "pervert-run" school and said teachers across the country have "broken the moral compass of this generation."         AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Counter-Rally Planned for Westboro Baptist Church’s Busch Stadium Protest

As first reported by KMOX News earlier this week, the anti-gay protestors from Topeka, Kansas said they will make their presence felt in downtown this weekend.

10/25/2013

File photo of a BNSF train.  (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Kansas Man Is Hit By Train, Gets Up And Walks Away

Authorities say a Kansas man who was walking along railroad tracks wearing headphones was hit by a train that he didn’t hear approaching behind him — but that he got back up and kept walking.

10/11/2013

Westboro Baptist church (KMOX/file photo)

Kansas City Restricts Protests at Funerals

The Kansas City Council has voted to restrict protests at funerals within city limits.

11/02/2012

Westboro Baptist church (KMOX/file photo)

Quinn Expands Controversial Funeral Protest Ban

Quinn quietly signed off on the “Let Them Rest In Peace Act,” which pushes protestors back another 100 feet to 300 feet — the equivalent of a football field’s length — at military funerals.

08/14/2011

Westboro Baptist church (KMOX/file photo)

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Funeral Picketers

The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas.

03/02/2011

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