Westboro Baptist Church

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There's a Westboro Baptist Church Movie in the Works

'Hate (A Love Story)' follows the case of Al Snyder, a gay man who took on the hate group after it picketed at his Marine son's funeral.
Lauren Messman
12.5.17
politics

How to Talk to People You Hate About Politics

Have we lost the ability to convince people who don't already agree with us?
Talmon Joseph Smith
3.15.17
Gaming

Even the Westboro Baptist Church Is Into ‘Pokémon Go,' as its Global Rollout Remains on Hold

Even if God did hate all those people, he's probably a bit too busy to care right now, zeroing in on a Drowzee.
Mike Diver
7.11.16
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The Westboro Baptist Church Is Trying to Meme Its Way Out of Gay Marriage

Haters gonna hate and Westboro Baptist Churches gonna Westboro Baptist Church, I suppose.
River Donaghey
6.26.15
News

People Are Leaving Westboro Baptist Church for the Big Gay House Across the Road

We talked to one of Fred Phelps's granddaughters about why she quit the gay-hating Kansas church to join the rainbow-painted "Planting Peace" community that sits directly opposite WBC headquarters.
Daisy Jones
4.1.15
News

How the Westboro Baptist Church Might Unwittingly Help the Pro-Marijuana Movement

By becoming the face of homophobia, the WBC inadvertently helped make being anti-gay look terrible. Now that they are protesting pro-pot legislation, could they hurt the anti-marijuana cause?
Josiah Hesse
1.9.15
Stuff

We Got the Members Of the Westboro Baptist Church to Take Buzzfeed Quizzes

Ever wondered which pop star would be Fred Phelps' granddaughter's best friend?
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
4.10.14
Stuff

An Interview with Fred Phelps's Son, Nathan

Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, died last week after possibly having been excommunicated from the church. His son Nathan, who left the church at the age of 18, hadn't spoken to him since 1995.
Simon Davis
3.26.14
Stuff

Fred Phelps Just Died – Fuck That Guy

The Westboro founder has gone to live with the big fag-hater in the sky. Pity him for his grim, motiveless anger, but let’s at least remember him as he would have wanted us to: as a psychotic, sadistic life-wrecker and overall bad egg.
Gavin Haynes
3.20.14
News

The Satanic Temple Weighs In on the Impending Death of the Leader of the Westboro Baptist Church

In celebration of the icy hand of death caressing Fred's gross old body, we reached out to Lucien Greaves, the founder of the Satanic Temple, who last summer performed a "Pink Mass" over the grave of Fred's mother in order to turn her into a lesbian in...
VICE Staff
3.17.14
NSFW

This Guy Shot Porn on the Westboro Baptist Church's Lawn

A week ago, Get Shot! was a relatively unknown punk band in Sacramento, but two days ago they became famous after they released a video of their bassist, Laura, masturbating on the front lawn of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. I got in touch...
Mark Sandford
10.5.13
News

Unmasking Lucien Greaves, Leader of the Satanic Temple

Lucien Greaves of the Satanic Temple first showed up at my door over a decade ago. He wanted a copy of a book I had republished called <i>Might Is Right</i>. It was a 100-year-old tome, long forgotten by most, with the exception of Anton LaVey, who'd...
Shane Bugbee
7.30.13