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FILE - In this March 19, 2006 file photo, Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. preaches at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps, who founded a Kansas church that’s widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is being cared for in a Shawnee County facility according to Westboro Baptist Church spokesman Steve Drain on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
** FILE**Pastor Fred Phelps, right, holds his great-granddaughter, Zion Phelps-Rope, as he sings happy birthday to family members during a gathering at the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. April 9, 2006. Phelps and his tight-knit congregation travel the country preaching damnation to a nation of sinners.
*** FILE **Pastor Fred Phelps sits at the head of the congregation during a song at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. March 19, 2006. Phelps and his followers travel the country preaching damnation to a "nation of sinners."
** FILE **Pastor Fred Phelps, center, sits in prayer at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. March 19, 2006. Phelps and his tight-knit congregation travel the country preaching damnation to a "nation of sinners."
** FILE **The congregation listens to Pastor Fred Phelps preach at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. March 19, 2006. Phelps and his followers travel the country preaching damnation to a "nation of sinners."
** FILE **Pastor Fred Phelps preaches at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. March 19, 2006. Phelps and his tight-knit congregation travel the country preaching damnation to a nation of sinners.
FILE: Hundreds of military veterans, with their backs turned towards the members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., shield funeral attendees and family members of Army Spc. Lucas Frantz from the sight of the church members during Frantz's funeral Thursday afternoon in Tonganoxie, Kan. Frantz was killed in Iraq on his 22nd birthday. Members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, which is led by Fred Phelps, protest funerals of soldiers because they believe the deaths are God's retribution for a small bomb that did about $1,800 damage in 1995 to the home of one of Phelps' daughters. The tarp shielded the family and friends of Frantz from the protesters, who left in two vans shortly before the ceremony began at VFW Post 9271.
| The Kansas City Star
FILE: Members of the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group hold flags in front of a demonstrator from the Topeka , Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church at the funeral of Sgt. Travis Van Zoest in Bismarck, N.D., Saturday, June 17, 2006. Van Zoest, a member of the North Dakota National Guard, was killed on June 6 while on a reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan.
| ASSOCIATED PRESS
FILE: More than 3000 military supporter line outside of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, during a rally in response to a planned protest by a Kansas-based religious group, Westboro Baptist Church, to protest the military.
| ASSOCIATED PRESS
FILE: Kelly McMahon of Montpelir, Vt. holds a sign in protest of the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay group that claims U.S. combat deaths are God's punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality, in Montpelier, Vt., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. Vermont is one of five states that now allow same-sex couples to marry. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa are the others. New Hampshire's law takes effect Jan. 1, 2010.
FILE: A coal mine supporter holds a sign near the entrance of the Upper Big Branch Mine, Friday, April 9, 2010, in Montcoal, W. Va. The supporter and a group of others were waiting the expected arrival of Westboro Baptist Church members who were rumored to protest near the mine.
FILE: Westboro Baptist Church members Shirley Phelps-Roper, left, and Steve Drain assemble across the road from the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., during the funeral of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Tuesday, May 22, 2007.
FILE: A visitor to the Supreme Court wears a badge in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in Washington. The court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The case pits Snyder's right to grieve privately against the church members' right to say what they want, no matter how offensive.
FILE: Albert Snyder of York, Pa., makes a statement to the media in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Snyder and the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. At right is Kansas Attorney Gen. Stephen Six.
FILE: In this Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, Margie Phelps, right, and Shirley Phelps-Roper, second from right, of the Westboro Baptist Church, of Tokepa Kan., speak to the press in front of the Supreme Court in Washington after the court heard arguments in the dispute between Albert Snyder, of York, Pa., and the Westboro Baptist Church. The U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments over whether the Westboro Baptist Church can be sued over the funeral protests and whether the father of a Marine killed in combat can collect $5 million in damages awarded in a federal lawsuit was one of the top stories of 2010.
FILE: Rev. Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. protests outside the Broadway United Methodist Church Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998 in Chicago. Rev. Phelps and family members came to the church to protest a September marriage between two gay men officiated by Methodist Rev. Gregory Dell.
FILE: Margie M. Phelps, left, stands with her husband Pastor Fred Phelps and her daughter Margie J. Phelps during a demonstration outside the federal courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007. Members of the Topeka, Kansas based Westboro Baptist Church demonstrated in downtown Baltimore where a jury is deliberating whether the church and its members can be held legally liable in a suit brought by Albert Snyder, the father of Lance CPL Matthew A. Snyder whose funeral the group demonstrated at in Westminster, MD, in March of 2006.
FILE: Megan Phelps-Roper is the 26-year-old granddaughter of fundamentalist preacher Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka. She was photographed in her bedroom in Topeka with one of the signs she uses at pickets of individuals, groups and events the church disagrees with.
| The Kansas City Star
FILE--Fred Phelps, D-Topeka, Kan., a candidate for governor, meets with the press in this 1993, photo in Topeka, Kan.
FILE: Fred Phelps, who represents the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., protests Bob Dole's position on homosexuality outside of the Republican National Convention in San Diego, Wednesday Aug. 14, 1996. Phelps says Dole has taken a liberal view on homosexual issues.
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