In May 2011, representatives of the Ku Klux Klan distanced themselves from the Westboro Church, denouncing them as "hatemongers"

The Westboro Baptist Church is known for its extreme stance against homosexuality, picketing funerals of American serviceman and desecrating the American flag. They are so hateful that even the Klu Klux Klan distanced themselves from the church, denouncing them as "hatemongers.” The church is an Independent Baptist church headed by Fred Phelps in Topeka, Kansas.

 They are infamous for their slogans against those they deem as sinful such as: “God hates fags” (also the name of their website) and “Pray for more dead soldiers.” Civil rights organizations the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center monitor the Westboro Church and consider them a hate group.

In May 2011 President Obama honored fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Three members of the Westboro Church showed up to protest, and were met by 70 counter-protesters. Among those counter-protesters were ten Klu Klux Klan members. Allegedly, the “imperial wizard” of a KKK chapter led those ten. He said it was a shame that the Westboro Church showed up to disrespect people’s funerals.