fred phelps dead

Specifically, on the day that he was excommunicated, he stood outside of the front door of the church (but not within anyone's
Often it is my second thought that is best, and that was true when it came to Fred Phelps.
Thank you, Fred Phelps. Thank you for enraging us, empowering us and uniting us. Thank you for bringing together LGBT and civil-rights activists, veterans and pacifists, bikers and schoolteachers, Republicans and Democrats, atheists and believers.
No one has done more to turn the next generation away from anti-LGBT bias than Fred Phelps. In this sense, he was a monumental failure who achieved the polar opposite of what he set out to accomplish.
I'm sending a casserole to Fred Phelps' daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper -- a person I'm proud, and somewhat befuddled, to call an old friend.
Too bad Fred Phelps didn't understand that Sodom was condemned not for sodomy or homosexuality but for the sin of inhospitality and hostility to strangers. They had to answer too. Now it's Fred Phelps' turn.
From the start, Fred had near-zero support for his particular brand of homophobia. He hated "fags" and "fag-lovers" and Kansans hated Fred. No one asks why we hated Fred. It's obvious. But I've always felt uneasy with the simplicity of our hatred.
The cascade of outrage stories continued in 2001 when Phelps said the 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks deserved
After the death of their founder Fred Phelps, members of the Westboro Baptist Church posted a piece on their blog titled
While many people will be celebrating the death of Phelps, whose name is synonymous with irrational hate and vitriol, I think that today the world lost someone who did a whole lot more for the LGBT community that we realize or understand.
That might sound shocking, but it's true. I'm grateful that Fred Phelps made hating gay people seem deranged, and crazy. I'm glad that, with his crudely drawn bright color signs, he looked foolish.
I grieve for Fred Phelps. The man spent a great portion of his time on earth using his gifts in such a hurtful, and ultimately silly way. But I won't picket his funeral. I won't dance on his grave. I will try not to emulate him in any way.
The founder of one of the most hated churches in America died Wednesday.
"I can tell you that Fred Phelps is having some health problems," WBC spokesman Steve Drain told the Lawrence Journal-World
Another Facebook page, Protest Fred Phelps’ Funeral, was created in 2012 and posted a link about a documentary project to
WBC spokesman Steve Drain declined to comment on Phelps, saying "We don't discuss our internal church dealings with anyone
WBC says it will continue its activities without change regardless of Phelps' condition. Westboro Baptist Church is famous
In response, a number of individuals have called for a protest of Phelps' funeral, a practice frequently utilized by members
The church is well-known for picketing or planning to protest the funerals of people like the victims of the Boston Marathon
Fred Phelps, the founder of the highly controversial Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for protesting high-profile