4/24/2006 | Share this article:If you're not familiar with Fred Phelps, he is the highly controversial leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, based out of his home in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps is best known for preaching that God hates homosexuals and will punish both them and "fag enablers" (which his church defines as anyone whom they find to be insufficiently anti-gay). He claims events such as the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina are caused by God as punishment. He and his followers frequently picket various events, especially gay pride gatherings and funerals of gay men, feeling it is their sacred duty to share their views with others.
Lately his group has taken to picketing the funerals of American soldiers killed in Iraq. One of his followers was recently interviewed on FOX NEWS, and I've made the interview avialable on this site.
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