Media Appearances, Media Consulting, and Public Lectures

Media Appearances 

“Westboro and the Religious Roots of Hate,” interview with Steve Kraske, KCUR’s Up to Date

State of Belief, radio interview with Weldon Gaddy about Westboro Baptist Church after the death of pastor Fred Phelps

“Christian Romance Novels: Edifying Entertainment or Emotional Pornography?” a debate on Moody Bible Radio’s Up for Debate

“The Face of Hate,” winner of awards from the Evangelical Press and the Associated Church Press, by Joanie Eppinga, Sojourners Magazine

Media Consulting

“Pastors Praise Anti-Gay Shooting in Orlando, Prompting Outrage,” by Mike McPhate, The New York Times, June 27, 2016

“The United States of Debt, Episode 2: Why Do We Use Credit Cards So Much?” by Helaine Olen, Slate, May 19, 2016

“The Last Time I Saw Fred Phelps: Inside the WBC,” by Susan Kraus, The Huffington Post, May 18, 2014

“For Antigay Church, Losing Its Cause Before Its Founder,” Michael Paulson, The New York Times, March 22, 2014

“Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church Founder, Dies at 84,” by Sarah Posner, Al Jazeera America, March 20, 2014

“What’s Really Going On With the Westboro Baptist Church? An Interview With Rebecca Barrett-Fox, WBC Expert,” by Susan Kraus, The Huffington Post, March 20, 2014

“Good Job, Portland, but Counter-Protesting Westboro Baptist Church Isn’t Enough, Expert Says,” by Melissa Binder, The Oregonian, January 14, 2014

“The Westboro Baptist Church’s Search for the Jewish ‘Elect'” by Amarnath Amarasingam, The Huffington Post, May 25, 2011

“In Topeka, the Price of Free Speech,” by A.G. Sulzberger, The New York Times, October 9, 2010

“The Prophet,” by Helaine Olen, Pacific Standard, October 28, 2013 [story on Christian financial guru Dave Ramsey]

Public Lectures

“The Hottest Part of Hell: Growing Up, Leaving, and Staying in Westboro Baptist Church,” Weber State University, January 27, 2017

“Faith on the Picket Line: Westboro Baptist Church’s Hateful Uses of the First Amendment,” Texas A & M San Antonio, November 18, 2016

“God Hates,” Kansas City Public Library, 14 W 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, August 9th, 6:30pm

“Angels, Oil, Virgins,” Stahl Mennonite Church, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, June 19, 2016

“Understanding Westboro Baptist Church,” Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, November 7, 2011

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