Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. “On the Edge of Death”

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Fred Phelps, Sr, the founding pastor of the notorious crew of hate-spewing cretins, the Westboro Baptist Church is dying in hospice care according to his estranged son Nathan Phelps, who also claims that Phelps Sr. was excommunicated from the church in August of last year. In a post on his Facebook, Nathan Phelps writes:

"I'm not sure how I feel about this. Terribly ironic that his devotion to his god ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made.

I feel sad for all the hurt he's caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved. And I'm bitterly angry that my family is blocking the family members who left from seeing him, and saying their good-byes."


While Fred Phelps Sr. himself has been out of circulation for a while, his mark of absolutely delusional intolerance has clearly been made, and lord only knows how much effort it's going to take to clean up that shit-stain.

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Here's a conundrum:

Before he became a hate-spewing "pastor", Phelps was a civil rights attorney and took on many cases that chipped away at Jim Crow laws.

It's hard for me to reconcile those two people.