Former member Megan Phelps-Roper, at the time of this photo was a 25-year-old law office secretary and logistics coordinator for the Westboro Baptist Church, picketing on Gage Road in Topeka, KS.
Gage Park was known to some as a “cruising” or meet up location in the gay community back in the late 80’s, early 90’s. The first protest was held blocks from the Phelps home in June 1991 when, according to Pastor Phelps, a homosexual tried to lure his then five-year old grandson into some shrubbery.
The location of the incident was Gage Park, a known meeting place for homosexual activity. The family still protests at this location on a daily basis.