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Family members of Roseville man Steve Utash and crowd thank retired nurse Deborah Hughes on Thursday April 10, 2014 for stopping several people from beating their father after he stopped to help a child he hit with his truck on Detroit's east side during a vigil for violent crime victims at Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit. Several hundred people gathered at a Detroit church Thursday to pray for racial peace and for the health of a white motorist who was brutally beaten by a black mob after he stopped to help a child he accidentally struck with his pickup truck (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)

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Family members of Roseville man Steve Utash and crowd thank retired nurse Deborah Hughes on Thursday April 10, 2014 for stopping several people from beating their father after he stopped to help a child he hit with his truck on Detroit's east side during a vigil for violent crime victims at Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit. Several hundred people gathered at a Detroit church Thursday to pray for racial peace and for the health of a white motorist who was brutally beaten by a black mob after he stopped to help a child he accidentally struck with his pickup truck (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)

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Retired nurse Deborah Hughes of Detroit raises her hand while praying between family members of Roseville man Steve Utash, who was beaten by a group of people after he stopped to help a child he hit with his truck on Detroit's east side, during a vigil at Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit on Thursday April 10, 2014. Several hundred people gathered at a Detroit church Thursday to pray for racial peace and for the health of a white motorist who was brutally beaten by a black mob after he stopped to help a child he accidentally struck with his pickup truck (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)

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Family members of Roseville man Steve Utash speaks to a crowd gathered at Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit on Thursday April 10, 2014. Several hundred people gathered at a Detroit church Thursday to pray for racial peace and for the health of a white motorist who was brutally beaten by a black mob after he stopped to help a child he accidentally struck with his pickup truck (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza)

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Anita Ruiz, executive director of Kronk Gym Foundation, and Emmanuel Toe, left, of Little Rock Baptist Church are pictured in the locker room at the Considine Recreation Center on Woodward Avenue in Detroit on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The Kronk Gym Foundation has signed a lease with the church to rent part of the center that it hopes will help people of all ages in and out of the ring. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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Fred Phelps founded the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka in 1955, and it is known for denouncing homosexuality and protesting at soldiers' funerals. (Associated Press)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and a minister from the audience discuss concerns as the mayor takes questions from the audience while speaking in front of the Baptist MinistersÕ Convention at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church in Southeast, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and a minister from the audience discuss concerns as the mayor takes questions from the audience while speaking in front of the Baptist MinistersÕ Convention at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church in Southeast, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray greets supporters as he leaves after speaking in front of the Baptist MinistersÕ Convention at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church in Southeast, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, right, speaks in front of the Baptist MinistersÕ Convention at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church in Southeast, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Mayoral Candidate and Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), left, shakes hands with a minister after speaking in front of the Baptist MinistersÕ Convention at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church in Southeast, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Mayoral Candidate and Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) listens to a minister's concerns as he speaks in front of the Baptist MinistersÕ Convention at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church in Southeast, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 24, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)