Portland Greets the Westboro Baptist Church at Moda Center

Video and photos from the Kansas hate group's protest (and the much larger counter-protest) on Saturday night.

WBC Protest 5

News
Last week, the Westboro Baptist Church—the small Kansas-based ministry infamous for protesting the funerals of anyone they believe has defied the rule of God, which, to them, seems to be basically everyone—announced its intent to picket outside Moda Center in opposition of the Trail Blazer organization's vocal support of gay marriage. Bad idea. Because if there's anything Portland loves more than ...   More
 
Saturday, January 10, 2015 LUCAS CHEMOTTI

"God Hates Portland Trail Blazers," According to Westboro Baptist Church

Kansas-based hate group plans to protest outside Moda Center this Saturday.

Westboro_BC_03022010_RichmondVa

News
Everyone's (least) favorite extremist Christian trolls, the Westboro Baptist Church, are coming to Portland this weekend, and have announced their intent to take in a Blazers game. Excuse me, that should read take on a Blazers game. According to a press release faxed to the WW office, the Topeka-based ministry—known for picketing everything from the Holocaust Museum to the funeral of Ronnie ...   More
 
Monday, January 5, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Why Oregon Backers of Funeral Civility Bill Are Untroubled by Today's Supreme Court Ruling

Westboro_BC_03022010_RichmondVa

News
Co-sponsors of an Oregon House bill designed to limit funeral protests say today’s Supreme Court ruling protecting the free speech rights of the Westboro Baptist Church will in fact help the legislation pass in the state Legislature. This morning’s 8-1 Supreme Court decision upheld the First Amendment rights of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, known for its inflammatory funeral protests. ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Legislation Seeks to Restrict Picketing at Funerals

Westboro_BC_03022010_RichmondVa

News
Citing concerns over the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church and its inflammatory funeral protests, two state representatives have introduced legislation in Oregon to limit picketing outside memorial services. Introduced by Reps. Jim Weidner (R-Yamhill) and Patrick Sheehan (R-Clackamas), HB 3241 would prohibit picketing within 300 feet of funeral, burial, or other memorial services and within an ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Look What Hate Group Is Returning to Town


News
The Westboro Baptist Church, a Topeka, Kan.-based hate group that evangelizes against homosexuals, Jews, Catholics, and soldiers, will return to the Portland area over Memorial Day weekend and linger into the following week to picket local churches, synagogues and schools. The group's nationally notorious pickets have included the funerals of soldiers because, according to founder Fred Phelps, “Military ...   More
 
Friday, May 14, 2010 Jacob Reingold

0|1
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close