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CONFIRMED: Fred Phelps Founder of the Hateful Anti-Gay Westboro Baptist Church Near Death

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Nate Phelps, the son of anti-gay extremist Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church and “Gods Hate Fags” posted on his Facebook page Saturday night that father Fred  is near death in a local hospice in Topeka, Kansas.

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.

Patheos has confirmed that the post is real with Phelps himself and furthermore that Family members who were excommunicated from the church have been told they cannot see Fred.   Fred himself was, by this notice and now being revealed, excommunicated from his own church last year.  No one knows why and probably ever will.

Nate Phelps left the family “compound” in 1976 at the age of 18. Since 2004, many of Fred’s thirteen children and extended family members have escaped from his indoctrination and his cult — 20 of them to be exact, and  according to one report,  three-quarters of them were under the age of 30.

With the 84 year old Phelp’ s passing will come the debate among us weather to make a larger statement and picket his eventual funeral or ignore it and turn the other cheek.  And where I’d usually say because of the pain and suffering he and his “church” have caused so many by their hateful words and actions that some grand statement should be made.  Perhaps Phelp’s funeral  itself should get all the attention it deserves. Ignore it completely.

Let the silence be deafening. And may he rot quick, and be forgot even quicker.

Satan, table for one.

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “CONFIRMED: Fred Phelps Founder of the Hateful Anti-Gay Westboro Baptist Church Near Death”

  1. I really want these people to be ignored…..but I would LOOOVE to see a big, fabulous, rainbow-colored parade at his funeral. I hate them so much. They are sick “human” beings who have obviously cherry-picked verses from The Bible to justify their own outrageous hatred towards their fellow man. I can’t believe they actually believe they are holy and righteous in the eyes of a God who is described as “loving.”

    Also, sorry to nitpick, but it’s “whether” not “weather.”

  2. Conflicted….Ignore, the funeral, which is probably what someone like this truly deserves or as CJ said turn it into the biggest Rainbow colored, flag waving, gay and lesbian pride “party” anyone has ever seen.

  3. We can’t fight hate with hate. Ignore his funeral and let us all live our lives the best way we know how. He will be judged; it’s not for us to decide how.

  4. As a Christian gay man, I will give him the forgiveness he would never give me. I don’t wish death on anyone, not even him. May his passing be peaceful and may healing begin in that family. The reality is that his vicious anti-gay rantings helped our side more than he could ever comprehend. My hope is that his funeral is ignored. Any act of protest makes us look petty and cruel, so let it go. We as a people and community are better than that.

    1. Well said Michael, the only one’s that would be hurt in those actions are self, don’t stoop to others low level,rise above, be the bigger,better person. Love & light

  5. As my mother used to say, ‘he’s more to be pitied than censured’. It gains you nothing to be hateful toward someone as deluded as he is. He will soon find out he has wasted his entire life and thrown away his eternity. I don’t need to add hating him to my list of things I will eventually regret. He knows nothing of God’s love for all his children.

  6. It’s widely known that our spiritual paths are laid out before us. One who comes in so widely opposed to others in any manner WILL come back and experience the other aspect. It is the law of karma. “Nigger” haters come back black. Fag haters come back gay. Women beaters come back and get beat. Child molesters come back as children who get molested. Murderers get murdered…..and on and on. Do what you feel from your heart for his funeral. Mostly just remember….we are all just family here. This planet and these lives are for experiencing and learning to advance our souls. For those who are gay…take solace in knowing that it’s a more advanced soul who comes in for a life path as a gay individual. On the other side we are masculine and feminine. No lines to separate. Gay is just to experience ultimate love for one or the other side. Hate is just fear…our friend who’s dying will learn all this again when he reaches the other side. Most all of us attend our funerals. So….let that info help you , heal you and let you remember to be love. We are family. We are one. Yes, even the gay, crazies, blacks, whites and mixed up communities of the world are all family. All one. Words are just words too. We are all an eternal and beautiful soul. BE KIND AND LOVE EACH OTHER.

  7. Perhaps as Fred Phelps finally gets to meet Old Nick, Satan will arrange a same sex marriage for Fred Phelps and a another guy.

  8. I am encouraging everyone to remember that his daughter and the “ministry” will carry on. To mark the end of Fred, I plan to donate to the patriot guard, who have worked to shield mourners from this man’s hate for years. I urge others to donate to them, or to other organizations who have stood up for mourning families in the past, and may need to again in the future.

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