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Westboro Baptist Church Files Motion to Ban Gay Marriage in Kan.

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 28
Members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, headquartered in Kansas, have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Former Westboro Member Zach Phelps Answers Reddit's Questions

CULTURE | By Sasha Razumikhin | Sep 27
Zach Phelps, who says he's left the Westboro Baptist Church, opened up to the Internet last month in a Reddit Ask Me Anything post, a forum on which commenters can, well, ask anything. Here's a sample of questions and answers.

EDGE 10.0: A Decade in Westboro Baptist Church Coverage

RELIGION | By Steve Weinstein | Sep 10
In the 10 years since EDGE's founding, as the leading LGBT news source, we have covered every story without fear or favor. That includes the good, the bad, and the downright weird. That, of course, would be the Westboro "Baptist" Church in Topeka, Kan.

UK Comic Challenges WBC to Protest in Iraq, Members Accept

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 22
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have accepted an offer made by a British comedian, who challenged the "God Hates Fags" church to bring their protesting ways to Iraq.

Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Robin Williams' Funeral

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 17
In what is probably the least shocking news you'll hear today, the "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church announced this week that they will picket the late comedian and actor Robin Williams' funeral.

Fred Phelps’ Granddaughter, Ex-Westboro Member Poses for NOH8

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 12
A former member of the "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church and granddaughter of the group’s late founder, Fred Phelps, posed for the iconic NOH8 campaign Tuesday.

Hundreds Counterprotest Westboro Baptist Church at DC School

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 9
The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with a contingent of several hundred counterprotestors when they came to protest Wilson High School in D.C.

Did Fred Phelps Accept the LGBT Community Before He Died?

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | May 23
The founder and ex-leader of the vehemently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, known for their "God Hates Fags" slogan, apparently came around and accepted LGBT people not long before he died.

WBC Member Leaves Church, Talks Appreciation for LGBT Community

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | May 7
One of the grandsons of the late Fred Phelps has left the vehemently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, which Phelps founded, and is speaking out about the organization and how his views on the LGBT community have dramatically changed

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Alaska Native Heritage Center

A Topeka, Kansas, church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.

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