Fred Phelps, reportedly on his deathbed, likely won’t have a funeral for anyone to protest. The founder of “God Hates Fags,” aka the Westboro Baptist Church — according to his estranged son Nathan — is in hospice care and near death.
Nathan Phelps in a Facebook post early Monday morning wrote that his father “was ex-communicated from the ‘church’ back in August of 2013.” He added that Fred Phelps is “now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.”
Curiously, just last month Phelps’ daughter Margie told the Huffington Post’s Nick Wing that their religion — Primitive Baptist — doesn’t do funerals.
@nickpwing We don’t worship the dead in this church, so there’d be no public memorial or funeral to picket if any member died.
— GodHatesYourStars (@WBCMargie) February 4, 2014
Meanwhile, there’s been a call by many leaders and active voices in the LGBT community to not protest the patriarch’s funeral if there were one, for many reasons.
To not sink to the level of the Phelps clan, to show them that their hatred is not important to America, and to let them wither away as insignificant.
What would you do?
Hat tip: The Huffington Post
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