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Westboro Baptist Church Founder, Fred Phelps Sr., Dies At The Age Of 84

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The Westboro Baptist Church, well known for their protests outside of funerals and concerts and their anti-gay views, lost their founder, Fred Phelps late Wednesday evening.

The former pastor died at the age of 84 in Kansas.

Three of Fred's children confirmed of his passing, with his son, Timothy, and daughter, Shirley, announcing the news to local media outlets in town.

The former pastor's estranged son, Nathan, broadcasted on Facebook that his father was on the edge of death at a hospice in Topeka this past Saturday.

[Image via AP Images.]

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21 comments to “Westboro Baptist Church Founder, Fred Phelps Sr., Dies At The Age Of 84”

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  2. Teresa Andrews says – reply to this


    To paraphrase Mark Twain: "I have never wished for any man's death, but there are some obituaries I've read with satisfaction." This is one of those times.

  3. Lara says – reply to this


    May he burn in hell

  4. 4

    To paraphrase a famous actress, "My mother said to only say nice things about the dead. He's dead. How nice.

  5. Simon says – reply to this


    Not sure this should be under the "sad, sad" heading… may I suggest a new "great news for humanity" heading!

  6. texasannie says – reply to this


    burn in hell ding dong. It would be nice in a way not to treat him as he treated others, but I've got too much vengeance in me. I'll look away for a bit of harassment…

  7. Jasonbres says – reply to this


    Let's picket HIS funeral, and see how HE feels!!!

  8. PL says – reply to this


    I hope he rots in hell and people,give him the zero respect he gave others and picket his funeral with signs that say "d*cks are yummy"

  9. Mandilin says – reply to this


    Kudos to you, Perez for keeping it professional and factual. That's all that needs to be said about that man.

  10. Lauren says – reply to this


    I give you so much credit for simply reporting this man's death and not stating any of your opinions about him despite his open hatred for homosexuality. Bravo Perez! He sucks, but you are amazing!

  11. Sugar-Tits says – reply to this


    Yes!!! Pickett his funeral!!!! This man and his followers have caused sooo much pain in other people lives at their time of mourning and I wouldn't be mad if they performed a drag show outside his funeral singing, "It's raining men"

  12. LJ Chillybean says – reply to this


    Dr. Fred Phelps, may you find peace in death that you clearly never had in life.. Love, a lesbian

  13. mikeh420 says – reply to this


    It's not nice to use God's name in vain. Too bad it took Phelps so long to come to his Judgement Day. Rest in Hell.

  14. 14

    Fred is wondering right now why its so DAMN HOT in "heaven".

  15. 15

    The medical examiner said that several rotting cucumber, gerbils, and a bible found deep in his rectum may have contributed to his death.

  16. bill says – reply to this


    He died from AIDS..Good bye you POS

  17. jil says – reply to this


    THANK GOD for freds death!!!!! hell yeah

  18. jillianA says – reply to this


    I hope his funeral gets picketed. That bastard deserves hell.

  19. 19

    Stop giving this piece of garbage media. Dead or not, he is not deserving.

  20. 20

    The Republicans just lost their secret leader

  21. 21

    Republicans have lost their moral compass, what will they do NOW!?