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Zach says he was protesting as young as 3 years old. He would hold up signs that said things like “God Hates Fags”, but now he holds signs that say “God Loves You”.
Brad Paisley tried to reverse the Westboro Baptist Church plans over the weekend.
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.
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.
Demonstrators were in Columbia, Saturday, in response to athlete Michael Sam’s sexual orientation announcement.
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.
The protestors contend that baseball fans are worshiping false idols by watching baseball when they should instead be worshiping God and mourning their sin.
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.
A federal appeals court has upheld a Missouri law banning protests within 300 feet of funerals but has struck down a broader law.
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.