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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Defending Fag Baiters

December 2007


The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is infamous for their anti-gay vitriol. At pride rallies, legislative hearings, and cultural events, WBC members — often led by Westboro’s founder Fred Phelps — have protested any and all things gay, carrying placards proclaiming “God Hates Fags” and similar, designed-to-offend slogans.


Phelps and the WBC (whose members are almost all Phelps’s children and extended family) garnered national attention after picketing the funeral of Matthew Shepard, a gay man brutally murdered in Wyoming in 1998. Picket signs then read, “Matt Shepard Rots in Hell.”


And most recently, the WBC… Continue reading