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  • Ex-Westboro Baptist Church daughter: ‘I love them Jews’

    By Jared Sichel

    March 4, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper have come a long way since they left their family — which also happens to be one of America’s most controversial — in November 2012.

    For one, the two former Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) sisters have now attended a Southern California Jewish festival,...

  • Former Westboro Baptist Church members open up at Jewlicious festival

    March 13, 2013 | 8:27 am

    Talk about coming full circle.

    Three years after members of the Westboro Baptist Church picketed the Jewlicious festival, two granddaughters of the controversial congregation’s pastor appeared at the weekend event to give their first speech since defecting from the group, most of...

  • Westboro Baptist to protest Inland Empire soldier’s funeral

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 21, 2012 | 10:28 pm

    Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the Westboro Baptist folks had a First Amendment right to protest near the funerals of dead soldiers, no matter how offensive their message was because they were addressing an issue of public concern. (The decision is widely expected; even I...

  • Westboro case poses dilemma for Jewish groups

    October 6, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    Jewish defense organizations long—and proudly—have upheld a delicate principle in defending the First Amendment: Hate the speech, defend the speaker.

    But a Supreme Court case whose arguments were scheduled for Wednesday have put that precept to the test: A Maryland family is suing...