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Former Westboro Member Zach Phelps Answers Reddit's Questions

By Sasha Razumikhin | Saturday Sep 27, 2014
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

By Steve Weinstein | Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 22, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Aug 17, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 12, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 9, 2014
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?

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 23, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday May 7, 2014
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

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
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.

Phelps’ Hate Seen By Some As Aiding Gay Rights

By John Hanna & David Crary | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
Following Phelps’ death Wednesday at age 84, some gay-rights advocates suggested that he and his church created sympathy for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and the transgendered.