Shirley Phelps-Roper talks the Oscars and Obama “the Antichrist”
Yesterday, Shirley Phelps-Roper was riding on the high of Sean Penn’s derision. She was fresh off the plane. Her voice was hoarse. A fire truck was outside the Westboro Baptist Church (crank call). I caught her in the midst of a flurry. The night before, Phelps-Roper and the members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church picketed the Academy Awards. They offended Sean Penn so much that the actor mentioned them in his speech accepting the best actor award.