News

Westboro Baptist Church Fizzles At UMass

Westboro Baptist Church Fizzles At UMass

Photo: WHMP

(Amherst, MA)  —  The Westboro Baptist Church didn’t convert many people at UMass Wednesday.  Five members of the ultra-conservative group showed up to protest gay UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon.  Meanwhile a rally in support of gay rights and a celebration of acceptance drew more than a thousand.  Those who spoke praised Gordon for coming out as gay in the world of college sports.

Photo courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

Recent Headlines

in National

Making headlines this week

AP333203377986

A look back at the biggest newsmakers this week and the headline you may have missed.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll

19-overlay3

The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.

in National

House Republicans sue over Obamacare

obamacare

Republicans sued over the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

in National

Lexus recalling 422K cars to fix fuel leak

lexus

The fuel leak can increase the risk of fire, safety regulators say.

in Local

Carolyn Gardner Supporters Pack Meeting

Carolyn Gardner

Supporters of former Amherst math teacher Carolyn Gardner packed a school committee meeting Thursday night