The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an independent Baptist church and anti-gay hate group. It is headed by Fred Phelps and located in Topeka, Kansas, United States. Its first public service was held on the afternoon of Sunday, November 27, 1955.
The WBC is not affiliated with any known Baptist conventions or associations. The church describes itself as following Primitive Baptist and Calvinist principles, though mainstream Primitive Baptists reject The WBC and Phelps.
The group is primarily known for its protest activities, which include stomping on the American Flag and the provocative signs its members carry while picketing.