The controversial Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas targeted the headquarters Tuesday of internationally revered evangelist Billy Graham at The Cove in Montreat, which is located in the North Carolina mountains.
Westboro was founded by anti-gay activist Fred Phelps and is known for disrupting church services, funerals, and military memorials in order to spew hate-filled memes at attendees.
Critics say that Westboro is neither Baptist nor a church. The membership consists almost entirely of Phelps' family, and the only known doctrine and activity of the group is an anti-gay, anti-Jew, and anti-Catholic agenda that expresses itself in targeting individuals and groups for vitriolic epithets.
Many of the individuals and groups that are targeted are not even associated with the support of the so-called "gay agenda."