Fred Phelps Sr. Westboro Baptist Church Founder, Dead at 84

Fred Phelps Sr. Westboro Baptist Church Founder, Dead at 84

Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, a controversial organization known for its anti-gay stance and picketing funerals, is dead at age 84, two of his children have said. According to Phelps’s son, Timothy Phelps, his father died before midnight on Wednesday. The church founder was excommunicated from the church in August […]

Fred Phelps and Satanic Temple Use LGBT Community as Publicity Stunt

Fred Phelps and Satanic Temple Use LGBT Community as Publicity Stunt

The death of any person in unfortunate circumstances is never an opportunity for noxious publicity. But the Satanic Temple with its history of “offensive free speech” seems to be conveniently ignoring this ethical fact. As Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), lays probably dying in some hospital bed somewhere, the Satanic […]

Fred Phelps Founder of Westboro Baptist Church Expected to Die Soon

Fred Phelps Founder of Westboro Baptist Church Expected to Die Soon

Fred Phelps, the charismatic founder of the extremely controversial Westboro Baptist Church, is reportedly expected to die very soon. According to those close to the religious leader, he is living out his last days in a Topeka, Kansas hospice facility. The public report originated with a Facebook post by one of Phelps’ sons, Nate Phelps, […]