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.