The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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March 27, 2014

Westboro plans protest at Oklahoma store

MOORE, Okla. — A Kansas church noted for picketing the funerals of soldiers and AIDS patients plans to protest outside a Moore liquor store that held a sale following the death of the church's pastor.

Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church died March 19. The Moore Liquor Store offered 10 percent off champagne and erected a sign noting Phelps' death and said the sale was "not a coincidence."

Store owner Bryan Kerr said while some people didn't like the sign, "99 out of 100" people do support him.

Church members plan to picket the store April 5 and sent a Twitter message Wednesday about the protest. The message was also sent to local media on Thursday.

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AP Source: The Oklahoman

 

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