A non-affiliated Baptist church, Westboro Baptist Church was made famous for showing up at funerals to harass mourners and attendants. Westboro Baptist Church was founded in Kansas in 1955, but the turning point in their media presence was directed by Pastor Fred Phelps from 1991 to 2014. Westboro Baptist Church is defined as a hate group by several top organizations. The first protest by Westboro Baptist Church was at Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas, around 1991. Westboro Baptist Church does not hold funerals because they feel that it worships the dead. Protests at funerals by Westboro Baptist Church mainly target homosexuals.