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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

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., stage a protest outside the non-denominational prayer and fasting event, entitled "The Response" at Reliant Stadium on Aug. 6, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (credit: Brandon Thibodeaux/Getty Images)

Estranged Son: Westboro Baptist Church Founder ‘On The Edge Of Death’

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church that’s widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is in a care facility, according to a church spokesman.

03/16/2014

University of Missouri students form a wall against protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church on February 15, 2014 (Twitter/@b_pearson)

Mizzou Students Block Westboro Baptist Church Protest

Demonstrators were in Columbia, Saturday, in response to athlete Michael Sam’s sexual orientation announcement.

02/15/2014

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

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)

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest at Busch Stadium

The protestors contend that baseball fans are worshiping false idols by watching baseball when they should instead be worshiping God and mourning their sin.

10/22/2013

AFP/Getty Nicholas Kamm

Judge Backs St. Charles County Funeral Protest Law

The law is aimed at keeping away protesters such as those from Westboro Baptist Church, the Topeka, Kan.-based church that often protests at funerals for members of the military.

08/22/2013

AFP/Getty Nicholas Kamm

Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Missouri Funeral Protests

A federal appeals court has upheld a Missouri law banning protests within 300 feet of funerals but has struck down a broader law.

04/26/2013

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)

Manchester’s Funeral Protest Ban Will Stand

The deadline has passed for Westboro Baptist Church to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take a look at a law limiting funeral protests in Manchester, Missouri.

01/16/2013

Westboro Baptist church (KMOX/file photo)

Creve Coeur Joins Cities with Protest Restrictions

The Creve Coeur City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure banning picketing within 300 feet of a space where a funeral or burial service is taking place.

01/15/2013

A participants holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Kirkwood Changes Discrimination Law

The Kirkwood City Council voted unanimously for the change Thursday, joining about a dozen other local governments in Missouri to support legal rights for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people.

12/21/2012

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