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Update: How the ‘God Hates Fags’ group’s college talks went

So how did that go? “The Westboro presentation became contentious and occasionally degenerated into a shouting match and dueling Bible verses, but overall it went well,” CMU journalism professor Tim Boudreau tells Romenesko readers. “The church members spoke their minds, but my students also exercised their rights to question, challenge, debate and condemn.” Boudreau, who … Read More
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Westboro Baptist Church Endorses the Anti-Christ but Gay Marriage Will Bring Down a Second Noah’s Flood

LGBT / Gay : Queerty (3 years ago)

Timothy Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, the masterminds behind “God Hates Fags” and “God Hates Lady Gaga” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” took time out of his routine picketing (currently, Joe Paterno’s funeral) to talk to... Read Post

A Romenesko reader’s take: This ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ piece needs some help

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (10 hours ago)

A Romenesko reader who doesn’t want to be named writes: I thought you might be interested in reading an editorial that ran today in the Chronicle-Tribune, the newspaper in my hometown of Marion, Ind. I took the liberty of copyeditin... Read Post

‘God Hates Fags’ group to speak to journalism classes

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (3 years ago)

Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church members will be speaking Monday to three Central Michigan University journalism classes taught by Prof. Timothy Boudreau. “I try to bring [controversial speakers] in because students routi... Read Post

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