Qween Amar (left) from Orlando, Fla., dances March 26, 2013, by Margie Phelps (right), a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, outside the Supreme Court in Washington,where the court will hear arguments on California's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. (Associated Press)
Ohio high school students taking the “U.S. Political Thought and Radicalism” class have had members of the Westboro Baptist Church, an ardently anti-gay church known for its protests, as guest speakers. (Associated Press)
Mourners wait outside the Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church for the funeral service of Hadiya Pendleton Saturday, Feb. 9, in Chicago. The shooting death of the 15-year-old honor student has drawn attention to the staggering gun violence in the nation's third-largest city. (Associated Press)
Cameron Coady, 7, of Philadelphia, Pa., right, helps veterans and veteran supporters use an american flag to block protesters with the Westboro Baptist Church, left, outside the main entrance to Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, Arlington, Va., Monday, November 12, 2012. The Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, Kan., is known for extreme views and have caused an uproar over the past few years for their protests. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Verna Oates (right) and Flora Ford comfort each other outside the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill, Texas, where an attacker killed the church's pastor on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Anna Taylor (above, right) signs in at the Mount Bethel Baptist Church voting station in Northwest to cast her vote in a special election Tuesday to replace imprisoned Harry Thomas Jr. as the D.C. Council member from Ward 5. Kenyan McDuffie (left), a candidate to replace Thomas, arrives at the church in the rain to cast his vote. His wife, Princess, and two daughters accompany him.