Margie Marie Simms m. The controversial Topeka, Kansas-based church has also protested at military funerals in the past, arguing that God is punishing the United States for tolerating homosexuality. Members of the group intended to picket the March funeral of actor Leonard Nimoy but were unable to find the location. Retrieved March 5, January 11,
The Anti-Defamation League ADL describes the Westboro Baptist Church as "virulently homophobic", saying its anti-homosexual rhetoric is often a cover for anti-Semitismanti-Americanismracism, and anti-Catholicism.
Enacts Limits for Funeral Protests". Shirley was charged under a Nebraska flag desecration law. Emily Buckley, coordinator of development and communications for the Oak Hills School District, said the district has been made aware of the protest but said the district has no direct connection to it.