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Fred Phelps Dead - Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies at 84

Fred Phelps Dead - Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies at 84

Fred Phelps, the former head of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84, the Huffington Post reports.

“I can tell you that Fred Phelps is having some health problems,” WBC spokesman Steve Drain said earlier in the week. “He’s an old man, and old people get health problems.”

His condition got worse, and he passed away, many family members confirmed on Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Westboro Baptist Church is known for its strong hatred towards homosexuality. The church often performed horrific protests against homosexuals.

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  • Mary

    Let’s just hope that his “church” and his practices die with him. There is no room in the truly Christian heart for such vile and hatred.

  • GradyB

    you won’t be missed

  • gigi

    There is a special place in hell for this man.

  • Domino

    Hope he rots in his Hell. What a good day to be alive! LOL

  • laly


  • Rocky

    Hope he makes a detour on his way to ‘wherever’ he’s going and lands up on ‘Gay’ Heaven! PARTY!!!

  • sillyme

    Hard to believe that guy was a Democrat, but it just goes to show that not all Democrats as tolerant as the party wants us to believe they are. Hatred exists in both sides.

  • Spence

    Best news! Now take away Westboro’s tax credit and any church that preaches politics and hate from the pulpit.

  • Mkhay

    Sorry, not sorry.

  • Alex Jones

    A group of soldiers should protest his funeral.

  • Stephanie

    I hope all he felt was pain

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  • Truthie

    Now, he’ll rot in the ground like the rest of them. There’s no heaven or hell. Sorry.

  • Gretchen

    Apparently after a power struggle last year he was basically kicked out of WBC so unfortunately his death won’t do much to stop them. We have to wait for crazy ass Shirley to die

  • http://None Jay

    Well, thank GOD.

  • Tracy

    He will not be missed. What a great day this turned out to be. Shall we all go protest his funeral?!?

  • Nancy

    Turns out this guy ran as a Democrat and supported Al Gore. You know Al Gore Sr. stood with Robert Byrd a Dem., to filibuster the Civil Rights Act. This guy Phelp being is Dem. is very telling. If you think about his age and his party, it tells you exactly where the party came from. When something as evil as the KKK is part of your past, that negativity actually follows. Dems can hide from their past, but the darkness will never leave them and all they do hurts a lot of people and they don’t care. They will lie to you and you will vote for them. It’s up to us to see past their lies, but it will take a big catastrophe for people to finally wake up.

  • gay gayerson

    and no one cares

  • andy

    the voice of the republican party is dead


  • squidwardfancyson

    Ding dong the witch is DEAD. Good Riddance!!

  • Chris Polito

    He was hate-filled man. I am glad he is dead. He did not deserve to walk among humanity. Scum. The man was utter, hateful scum of the earth.

  • Annie