The virulently anti-gay, anti-Semitic Westboro Baptist Church has announced that it plans to picket the April 18 funerals of two of the victims allegedly killed by white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller in Overland Park, Kansas. The group sent out faxes, including to several Anti-Defamation League offices, declaring their intention to protest at the funerals.
Westboro, based in Topeka, Kansas, is notorious for holding up hateful signs near the funerals of soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. They also draw attention to themselves by protesting at funerals of victims who were killed or died under other tragic circumstances.
Despite the March 2014 death of Westboro’s founder and leader, Fred Phelps, the group is clearly continuing his legacy of hate and divisiveness.