Fred Phelps From Westboro Baptist Church Banned from Britain
The always classy Westboro Baptist church - who has made a name for themselves protesting homosexuality at soldiers funerals - has been banned from entering the UK.
Apparently the British government took offense to the fact that Fred Phelps and his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper had supported using violence against gays.
The two church members had planned to head to the UK to protest a performance of 'The Laramie Project', which is about the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay student murdered in 1998.
According to London's Daily Telegraph, Phelps and his daughter have been barred from entering the country because their church has called for violence against gays.
The Phelpses, whose protests at military members’ funerals in the U.S. have prompted lawsuits and legislation, apparently had planned to fly to the United Kingdom to protest a performance of “The Laramie Project.”
But the Home Office said Fred Phelps and Shirley Phelps-Roper have been told they cannot travel to Britain because of their views.
"The Home Secretary has excluded both Fred Phelps and his daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper from the UK," a spokeswoman told AFP.
"These individuals have engaged in unacceptable behaviour by inciting hatred against a number of communities," she said, adding: "They have been notified of their exclusion."