Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dies at 84

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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dies at 84
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"The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, has died according to his son Tim Phelps and KSN sister station Kansas First News."

Here were some of Westboro Baptist Church's recent high profile protests:

Heartless Bastards of the Day

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Heartless Bastards of the Day
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Heartless Bastards of the Day: The Westboro Baptist Church announced yesterday on their blog that they plan on sending a contingent of crazies up to tornado-ravaged Harrisburg, Illinois, to picket the funerals of those who died.

According to tipster Rachel, the WBC's band of bigots arrived in Marion last night,

Mixed Message of the Day

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Mixed Message of the Day
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Mixed Message of the Day: According to the picture-taker, this Glee-promoting apostle of the hateful Westboro Baptist Church "didn't know anything about the shirt, but that her sister gave it to her when they headed out this morning."

Trolls trolling trolls?

[lulz-chan / thanks z88kitsune!]

Counterprotest of the Day

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Counterprotest of the Day: Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean Lisa Lampanelli made good on her promise to donate $1,000 to the Gay Men's Health Crisis for every Westboro Baptist Church member who showed up to protest her recent stand-up show in Topeka, taking to Twitter after the show

DIY Justice of the Day

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DIY Justice of the Day: Long story short, the Westboro Baptist Church arrived in Brandon, Mississippi, to picket the funeral of Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers who was killed in action in Afghanistan.

However, a series of events reportedly kept the WBC from doing any actual protesting: A WBC member was beaten by locals at

Paging Evelyn Beatrice Hall's Voltaire of the Day

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Paging Evelyn Beatrice Hall's Voltaire of the Day
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Paging Evelyn Beatrice Hall's Voltaire of the Day: The Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision, ruled in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church's right to bring their hateful anti-gay message to military funerals.

Chief Justice John Roberts, in his majority opinion, concluded that "Westboro's funeral picketing is certainly hurtful and its contribution to public discourse