“I’ve never wished a man dead, but I’ve read some obituaries with great pleasure.” – Mark Twain
Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies… His flock is confused about whether to protest or dissolve.
Fred Phelps Dead at 84.
Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84, according to two of his children.
His son, Timothy Phelps, confirmed to Kansas’ WIBW that Fred Phelps died “before midnight” on Wednesday. His daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, also confirmed news of the death to the Topeka Capital-Journal.
However, at least one family member seemed to dispute the reports of his siblings, as attorney Jonathan Phelps told WIBW: “Pastor Phelps is doing just fine.” The network notes this could be a spiritual reference.
“I can tell you that Fred Phelps is having some health problems,” WBC spokesman Steve Drain told the Lawrence Journal-World Sunday. “He’s an old man, and old people get health problems.”
A spokesperson for the Westboro Baptist Church was not immediately available for further comment Thursday.
Nate Phelps, one of Fred Phelps’ estranged children, wrote a Facebook post on March 15 saying his father was “on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.”
He also revealed Fred Phelps had been excommunicated from the church in August 2013. The Topeka Capital-Journal later reported the excommunication occurred after he called for kinder treatment of fellow church members.
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