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Slow Weekend? Read Westboro Baptist Church’s Founder Fred Phelps FBI File

Fred Phelps

 

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the FBI has released its 250-page file on Fred Phelps , the founder and leader of the “God Hates Fags” Westboror Baptist Church.

The FBI files dat back as far as 1967, when a confidential informant told the Bureau that Phelps needed “psychiatric care.”

The Hill reports, that the FBI didn’t really closely investigate until 1993, the same year that Phelps and his inbred “church”  heckled gay rights marchers in Washington, D.C.. ( 20/20″ captured Phelps lying prostrate on a sidewalk after being maced by an angry demonstrator. ) and the FBI continued monitoring the WBC closely until 2006.

Westboro contacted the FBI many times to alert the FBI of threats against the church, a tactic the Bureau saw through as early as 1993, and throughout the file Phelps and his Klan are referred to as “zealots” and “radical extremist,”  and his church a “hate group.”

Nothing that we already didn’t know.  But its still worth a scan.

 

Fred Phelps FBI File

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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