Westboro Baptist Church (Topeka, Kansas)

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Westboro Baptist Church (Topeka, Kansas) [r]: Group calling itself "primitive Baptist" but not associated with any mainstream Baptist group, consisting principally of Fred Phelps and his descendants; began as intensely homophobic protest group, then protesting at the funerals of American soldiers who died in action (calling it God's punishment for America), then moving recently into antisemitism; designated extremist by the Anti-Defamation League [e]

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