Westboro Baptist Church at Gwen / Eddie Araujo trial
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Fred Phelps, the most homophobic man in America, has taken great pleasure in assuring the world that Matthew Shepard is burning in Hell. Now he and his family are on hand to glory in the death of a foolish young transsexual.
HAYWARD -- Less than a week after opening statements began in the trial of three men charged with the murder of a Newark transgender teenager, members of a fundamentalist Baptist church say they will be picketing outside the county courthouse Monday.
Members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., said they would be spreading their message -- that homosexuality isn't the will of God -- in front of the Hayward Hall of Justice, where the three men are on trial.
Their expression of regret:
The church came to the Tri-City area at that time only to protest the play [The Laramie Project] and not to disrupt Araujo's funeral, [Shirley' Phelps-Roper said -- adding that she regrets that they didn't.
Note about Gwen Araujo: Eddie was a boy, but he believed inside that he was a girl.