How Westboro Baptist Church Accidentally Raised $75,000 for LGBT Youth

The hate-spewing church works against itself by inciting college students.

By Camille Beredjick

The Westboro Baptist Church is not known for loving its neighbor.  Based in Topeka, Kan., Westboro has made a name for itself by publicizing its flagrant hatred of gays, Jews, atheists, liberals, Muslims, pro-choice advocates and countless other "Godless" groups. It was founded in 1955 [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

  • Reader Comments

    Two things concern me about the recent notoriety of this group. One is that they are doing such a great job of staying on the media’s radar (if it bleeds, it leads, after all). The other is that the group operated for YEARS without anyone noticing because they chose gays as their initial targets. It wasn’t until they started picketing the funerals of U.S. soldiers that anyone suddenly cared. Funny, eh?

    Posted by Sheldon on Feb 15, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    “Ivy league whorehouse”? A bit late for that. Dorothy Parker said “If all the women at Vassar were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.”

    Posted by Trust me. I'm old. on Feb 18, 2013 at 3:58 PM