From the York Daily Record:
Most of the nation learned of the Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church in the last decade, from news coverage of the church’s anti-homosexual protests at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But residents of Kansas have seen the Phelps family spreading their message — that America’s acceptance of homosexuality has paved the way for its damnation — for more than two decades.
“There’s a performing arts center here in town,” said Gavin Young, spokesman for Kansas Attorney General Steve Six.
“It doesn’t matter who’s performing, the Phelpses are out there protesting. You’ll see them at the state capital complex on random days out there with their signs … Everyone in Kansas knew about the Phelps before the rest of the country, and everyone in Topeka knew about them before that.
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