Death of Fred Phelps

November 13, 1929 - March 19, 2014
Topeka, Kansas | Age 84

Westboro Baptist Church leader dies at 84
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JOHN HANNA, The Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

By the time you saw one of his outrageous and hate-filled signs — "You're Going to Hell" was among the more benign — you were already doomed.

Tall, thin and increasingly spectral as he aged, the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. and the Westboro...

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