Any hope that the Westboro Baptist Church would refrain from its vile activities following the death of founder Fred Phelps last month has now been officially squashed. The WBC has announced plans to picket next month's graduation ceremonies at Colorado State University for the usual nonsensical, r ... More >>
Our post on the death of notorious Westboro Baptist Church leader and funeral protester Fred Phelps stirred up a lot of emotions in readers -- no surprise there. But among all the voices bidding him good riddance, more than a few people argued that the best way to bury the memory of Fred Phelps wa ... More >>
We're all taught not to speak ill of the dead. But in the case of Fred Phelps, head of Kansas' vile Westboro Baptist Church, who breathed his last yesterday, we're going to make an exception. To mark Phelps' passing, we've combined two offerings -- a 2013 Jenn Wohletz post recapping the top five ti ... More >>
Before Get Shot! made its way to Denver for a show at 3 Kings Tavern earlier this week, the members of the Sacramento-based quartet apparently had a little sacrilege to tend to, namely filming their bass player, one miss Laura Lush, diddling herself on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church. ... More >>
The next four weeks in Denver will see a tsunami of comedy events. There are four killer standups at Comedy Works (Craig Ferguson, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, Kevin Nealon), two comedy festivals (High Plains, Funstival) and the Oddball Comedy Tour (Dave Chapelle, Flight of the Conchords). It's raini ... More >>
It's no surprise that Westboro Baptist Church is up to its usual well-publicized and well-hated shenanigans, but members of the "God Hates F*gs!" gang have gone and done it now -- they pissed off a group of New York City Satanists (a group you really don't wanna piss off) by threatening to picket th ... More >>
Our post yesterday about the repugnant Westboro Baptist Church's announced protest of a Drew Carey show in Denver got quite a few of our readers talking. Here's a post that marvels at one insult the WBC used against Carey.
Mojo Nixon (due Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Lion's Lair) gained notoriety in the mid- to late '80s for his irreverent songs informed by an absurdist humor with partner Skid Roper. Nixon's exuberant, unapologetic persona won over audiences because even as Nixon would make seeming ... More >>
Our post about East High students' counter-protest against Westboro Baptist Church picketers noted how thoughtfully participants considered their response to the infamous congregation of haters. One reader concedes that she probably couldn't have managed to do likewise.
Fred Phelps.Sadly, it's too late to block the border. By now the professional picketers from Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps's "god-hates-fags" group, have likely made their way from Kansas to Colorado, where they've announced plans to picket two Jewish General Assembly meetings downtown ... More >>
Big pics below.Surprise, surprise: Protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, who often threaten to picket certain locations and then fail to show up, actually brought their vile circus to East High School this morning as scheduled. And students and others who reject the WBC's messages of i ... More >>
J. Wohletz I came. I saw. I marched. I made an obscene gesture at some rowdy Christians. And then I tripped, fell on my ass and twisted the shit out of my ankle. But it was all for a good cause: I marched in the Denver PrideFest Parade with the leather contingent. 7:30 a.m. is mighty early, ... More >>
Ponderosa High.The members of Topeka, Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church are notorious for many things, including signs that read "God Hates Fags" and protests of military funerals. But for them to plan a protest at his graduation was a shocker Ponderosa High senior Ryan Wheeler wasn't ready to ... More >>
Fred Phelps.Today, the Douglas County School District website kicks off with a "Breaking News" item that reads: "The planned protest by the Westboro Baptist Church at Ponderosa High School's graduation has been canceled by the group due to travel complications." The response from a member of ... More >>
DU HillelThe Westboro Baptist Church canceled a protest today at the DU Hillel, one of three planned picketing sites. However, a diversity rally to counter the WBC's message of hate, planned this evening at an undisclosed time and location, will still go on. And thanks to the no-show, detail ... More >>
DU HillelThe hate-mongering members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan three stops in the Denver area tomorrow, including at the University of Denver Hillel. So how will staffers and members fight back? By not even acknowledging the WBC's protest -- and via a diversity rally whose details a ... More >>
Fred Phelps.Westboro Baptist Church haters under the sway of venomous Reverend Fred Phelps are headed to the Denver area tomorrow. But instead of mounting a huge rally in response, representatives of the University of Denver Hillel, one of the threatened stops, will ignore the display and hol ... More >>
Fred Phelps.The homophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-Islamic members of the Westboro Baptist Church, led by the evil Reverend Fred Phelps, don't always show up when they threaten to protest military funerals and the like. But they appear to be serious about befouling three local sites on Thursday m ... More >>
Fred Phelps.We've had some notable folks comment on our website, but none has been or will ever be bigger than Jesus, who surfed our way to share His thoughts about the Reverend Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church on a post from last April about these virulent scumbags. Don't think th ... More >>
Fred Phelps.This week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Westboro Baptist Church's right to protest at military funerals, typically by claiming that God killed the soldier in question as punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality. This ruling is likely to further energize Reverend ... More >>
Dear militant vegans: Please, please, for the love of all things holy, do a favor for everyone -- non-militant vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike -- and shut the fuck up already.
Fred Phelps.The evil bigots and homophobes from the Kansas-based, Fred Phelps-led Westboro Baptist Church have a habit of saying they're going to show up to picket something positive or sacred and then not bothering to show up. This scenario played out again in Durango yesterday, with love at ... More >>
Kenny McKinley.The insane homophobes at Westboro Baptist Church are branching out beyond protesting against Jews and celebrating the deaths of American soldiers. Now, they're promising to picket the funeral of Kenny McKinley, the Broncos receiver who committed suicide earlier this week. And w ... More >>
Corporal Larry D. Harris and wife Stacia.The extraordinary life and tragic death of Corporal Larry D. Harris, a Colorado Marine killed in Afghanistan, will be marked across the state tomorrow: Governor Bill Ritter has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to mark his passing. Meanwhile, the ... More >>
A WBC bigot in FC.Last week, we told you about plans to counter a threatened Fort Collins demonstration on Friday by the vile Westboro Baptist Church with silence. In addition, counter-protesters also waved signs and spread a message of acceptance -- and then afterward, they celebrated with s ... More >>
Last week, we asked you to guess what Westboro Baptist Church might hate next after they declared their loathing for the American flag. Now, just in time for the Fred Phelps Traveling Circus' threatened appearance in Fort Collins, here are the hilarious results.
WBC's evil Fred Phelps.Earlier this month, we told you about threats by the haters from Westboro Baptist Church to befoul a number of area locations, with several opportunities for bigotry against gays and Jewish residents of Fort Collins planned. If WBC does show up, the Lambda Community Ce ... More >>
Yesterday, we brought you a hilarious press release from the Westboro Baptist Church, Kansas' most comical hate group, condemning flag day. Because God, evidently, really dislikes flags. Besides the Old Glory, God evidently also hates a variety of random things, like football, pop music, Cath ... More >>
Chalk up another one on the list of random things the Westboro Baptist Church hates: Flags. In honor of Flag Day, the WBC issued a (probably unintentionally) hilarious press release -- which came a day late, because evidently it takes a little while to write a song about how "They'll face t ... More >>
Fred Phelps: This is what evil looks like.The gay-hating, anti-Semitic horror show that is Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church doesn't always show up for its promised ignorance fests. But back in April, the Fred Phelps-led troglodytes staged a slew of protests like this one in Colorado. And ... More >>
There is no short supply of the insane stories surrounding Westboro Baptist Church (due back in Denver supposedly in time for Pride Fest in a few weeks). In fact, it's nearly impossible to find a story about this organization that sounds like it remotely could be coming from this reality. Look: ... More >>
Fred Phelps's evil flock is at it again.The appalling Bible-twisters at the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again. Less than two weeks ago, the WBC horror show rolled into Colorado, targeting a variety of schools, synagogues and more. While here, they spread their usual brand of ignorance: ... More >>
The man who loves to hate: WBC pastor Fred Phelps.The infamous clan of gay-hating, anti-Semitic demonstrators of the Westboro Baptist Church kept its promise to harass schools in Boulder Thursday -- an almost rare follow through for the group that appears to have found their obnoxious presenc ... More >>
See more photos at westword.com/slideshow. The traveling hate circus of Westboro Baptist Church swung through Capitol Hill on its current Denver-Boulder Tour of Brightly Covered Disparagement, unloading its Kia full of signs outside the offices of the Intermountain Jewish News. It was prett ... More >>
Courtesy of Fort CarsonSgt. Sean Durkin: Hasn't his family suffered enough?The virulent homophobes (and anti-semites) of Westboro Baptist Church will supposedly begin protesting at various locations around our area on Thursday -- if they actually turn up, that is. They were no-shows at a Boul ... More >>
I'm pretty sure the folks at the WBC would not appreciate the craftsmanship of my kippah.Each week we spotlight one massive shmuck. This week: the Westboro Baptist Church. The hate-spewing goofballs from Westboro Baptist Church, long known for their enthusiastic protestation of all things ga ... More >>
WBC pastor Fred Phelps is a radical homophobe with a penchant for flakiness. Last week, we broke the news that the infamously hateful Westboro Baptist Church has announced a three-day-long protest at fifteen Denver metro locations, including events at area high schools during school hours. An ... More >>
Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps and his gang are coming to spread the message that God hates school?The infamous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church -- which is currently making headlines for its claim that God was responsible for a mine explosion this week in West Virginia that kille ... More >>
A rainbow purse leads to a plane crash? Really? (Click to enlarge.)When last we heard from the virulent homophobes at Westboro Baptist Church, they were no-shows at a same-sex-marriage debate at CU that they'd earlier promised to picket. But that doesn't mean they've forgotten about Boulder. ... More >>
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Fireworks were on the agenda last night in Boulder. The setting: CU. The occasion: a debate about same-sex marriage sponsored by the campus Catholic ministry. The opponents: Representatives of Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, whose web address, GodHatesFags.com, symbolizes the organization's ... More >>
As you may have heard, Fred Phelps and his cheerful band of hate mongers failed to show up at the University of Colorado campus last night as threatened for the same-sex marriage debate sponsored by the campus Catholic ministry. Pity. From what we hear, the students were all geared up and rea ... More >>
Westboro Baptist Church's Fred Phelps: one evil bastard.No doubt some supporters of same-sex marriage already had their doubts about the evenhandedness of tonight's debate on the topic at CU. After all, it's sponsored by the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center -- and the Catholic church as an ... More >>
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