Actor Russell Brand stirred some controversy when he invited members of Westboro Baptist Church onto his television program “Brand X.” But comedian Jeffrey Ross did him one better when he went to the actual church in Topeka, Kan., to roast members of the hate group to their faces for his Comedy Central show “The Burn.”
The petition to classify unofficial hate group Westboro Baptist Church as an official hate group is the White House’s most popular ever. But WBC members say they don’t understand the push to label their organization as such.
Despite its vitriolic activities and protests that are political in nature, the hate group Westboro Baptist Church has somehow managed to keep its IRS tax-exempt status. But after its publicly announced plans to picket the funerals of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, tens of thousands of people have signed petitions hoping to change that.
The hacktivist group Anonymous is going after Westboro Baptist Church after members of the Topeka, Kan., religious hate group announced plans to protest at Sandy Hook Elementary School after the massacre that claimed the lives of 28 people, including 20 children.
A Maryland court has ordered leaders of Kansas’ fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church to pay almost $11 million in damages to Albert Snyder, the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq. Snyder sued the controversial church after members picketed his son’s funeral in March 2006.