Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps, Sr. Is Near Death
You may have heard that infamous hate group leader, Fred Phelps, Sr. of the Westboro Baptist Church is on his death bed.
His son, Nathan Phelps, who's been estranged from his father and the WBC for 30 years, posted this message on Facebook:
I've learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the "church" back in August of 2013. He is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.
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.
We're curious. How do you feel about Fred Phelps' impending death? Is this something to celebrate?
Is it an opportunity show the Phelps family (and the WBC) far more grace and compassion than they've shown the LGBT community, deceased soldiers, and more?
What do you feel is the appropriate reaction to the apparent soon-to-be death of an individual that's caused so much pain?
(H/T: CBS News)