There isn’t a person in America, I don’t think, who doesn’t recognize the name of the Westboro Baptist Church. They are responsible for the “God Hates Fags” campaign, as well as other atrocities such as “Thank God For Dead Soldiers.”
I’ve learned tonight that the founder, Fred Phelps, is on his death bead in Topeka, KS. He’s currently in hospice.
Also, according to his son, Nathan Phelps, Fred Phelps had been ex-communicated from the “church” in August of 2013. What does this mean for him and his life’s work? Does he believe his mission has failed, then?
The family is currently keeping any members who left the family from seeing the dying man. This is a sad thing, and difficult, I’m sure, but it’s pretty common with cult cultures.
We should never wish ill on anyone, even one as horrible as this, but I can safely say that few tears will be shed with his passing.
Nathan Phelps’ original post:
Contributor: Robert Sacerich
Robert is a Philosophy of Science and Bioethics student, as well as blogger and science advocate/activist. He has worked extensively within the secular community for various secular nonprofit organizations and public communication causes.
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