Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Has Died
Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, Sr. has died at 84 years old.
Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps Sr., founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, died late Wednesday, a daughter of Phelps confirmed Thursday morning.
Reached by phone in Topeka, Shirley Phelps-Roper confirmed her father had died at Midland Care Hospice.
Phelps Sr.'s death was also confirmed by his son, Tim Phelps.
At the time of his death, Phelps had reportedly been excommunicated from the WBC, but this was after many years of anti-gay bigotry and protesting and picketing of military funerals, among other abhorrent acts.
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