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How Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church Is Helping Gays

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THE SHOT — Driving Equality’s Chris Mason holds up a sign as his Phelps-A-Thon, a stunt he’s been running since at least March to generate donations for local LGBT organizations any time Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church shows up to announce God (still) hates fags.

The next Phelps-A-Thon is Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Vermont’s State House, where the anti-gay performance artists will help generate cash for local gay orgs the day Vermont’s same-sex marriage law takes effect.