During the 1990s, the group sued Topeka multiple times for failing to provide sufficient protection during its protests.
Even though WBC teens attend public school, they socialize only with each other. He defended many African Americans when other lawyers would not.
He did not attend her wedding. Believe it or not, Fred Phelps was reportedly voted out of the WBC in late 2013, less than a year before he died.I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left - Megan Phelps-Roper
And taking you with him! WBC members are required to donate 30 percent of their income to the church. Even though Westboro considers itself a Primitive Baptist Church, it has no affiliation with any church or denomination nor any desire to cooperate with other organizations, not even other Baptist ones.
The WBC only has around 70 members, and their numbers continue to decline. In February 2007, Prison Legal News , which monitors human-rights abuses within America's prison system, filed an ethics complaint with Kansas legal officials against Shirley Phelps-Roper.
But after he met with WBC members, he joined the movement.
The children quickly grow alienated in school and in society, leading them to build relationships almost exclusively within the family. Westboro members picketing in 2006. Share 32.
Wikimedia Commons. Dating is not allowed at any age. The words on the video echoed around the room. Share on Facebook. All five of the firms' attorneys are his children.
Shirley Phelps-Roper, who is a frequent protester and one of Fred Phelps' children, will sometimes wear American flags hanging from her pants while protesting, so that they scrape against the ground as she walks.