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A Nation United Against Westboro: 12 Actions Taken Against The Inflammatory Church In 2012

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 06:  About 10 members of the Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate outside the Supreme Court while justice
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 06: About 10 members of the Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate outside the Supreme Court while justices hear oral arguements in Snyder v. Phelps, which tests the limits of the First Amendment, October 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. Albert Snyder sued the Westboro Baptist Church after his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, was killed in Iraq in 2006 and members of the church held signs and demonstrated outside his funeral. The church and its members preach that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for Americans' immorality, including tolerance of homosexuality and abortion. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

2012 was a year frequently marked by division and polarized political conflict. But when it came to the actions of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, the nation largely put aside personal differences in a unified rejection of the group's incendiary rhetoric and abrasive, hateful demonstrations.

Below, 12 actions taken against Westboro in 2012:

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