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Fred Phelps Death

Fred Phelps May Have Had A Change Of Heart Toward Gays, Relative Says

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.23.2014 | Religion

Pastor Fred Phelps, the infamous founder of the intolerant, quasi-religious Westboro Baptist Church, apparently had a change of heart before his death...

(Second) Thoughts on Fred Phelps

Greg Louganis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Louganis

Often it is my second thought that is best, and that was true when it came to Fred Phelps.

Liquor Store Celebrates Westboro Founder's Death With Champagne

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business

After the death of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, a liquor store in Oklahoma decided to celebrate with some bubbly. Phelps, the foun...

Fred Phelps Is Gone... And What Is Left Behind? (PHOTO)

Brent Almond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brent Almond

Thank you, Fred Phelps. Thank you for enraging us, empowering us and uniting us. Thank you for bringing together LGBT and civil-rights activists, veterans and pacifists, bikers and schoolteachers, Republicans and Democrats, atheists and believers.

A Casserole for Fred Phelps

Josh Kilmer-Purcell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Kilmer-Purcell

I'm sending a casserole to Fred Phelps' daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper -- a person I'm proud, and somewhat befuddled, to call an old friend.

What Fred Phelps Didn't Learn From Sodom and Gomorrah

Rabbi Denise Eger | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Denise Eger

Too bad Fred Phelps didn't understand that Sodom was condemned not for sodomy or homosexuality but for the sin of inhospitality and hostility to strangers. They had to answer too. Now it's Fred Phelps' turn.

'I Mourn The Man He Could Have Been'

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Nathan Phelps, the estranged atheist son of anti-gay Kansas pastor Fred Phelps who died Wednesday (March 19), is asking people to look beyond hi...

Westboro Baptist Responds To Death Of Founder

Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion

After the death of their founder Fred Phelps, members of the Westboro Baptist Church posted a piece on their blog titled, "Your Dashed Hopes:" Fred...

RIP, Fred Phelps: Your Legacy Is Not What You May Think

Cathy Renna | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cathy Renna

While many people will be celebrating the death of Phelps, whose name is synonymous with irrational hate and vitriol, I think that today the world lost someone who did a whole lot more for the LGBT community that we realize or understand.

Grieving for Fred Phelps

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I grieve for Fred Phelps. The man spent a great portion of his time on earth using his gifts in such a hurtful, and ultimately silly way. But I won't picket his funeral. I won't dance on his grave. I will try not to emulate him in any way.

Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dead At 84

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

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, con...

'God Hates Fags' Founder Sued Reagan For Violating Separation Of Church And State

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is well known for his anti-LGBT activism and military funeral picketing, but the controversial preacher's ...

Satanists Promise To Turn Fred Phelps Gay After He Dies

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. has been making headlines this week with news surfacing that the anti-gay pastor is "on the edge of de...

Jaweed Kaleem

If Westboro Baptist's Fred Phelps Is Dying, Is It Right To Cheer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

As news spread over the weekend that Fred Phelps Sr., the notorious founder of Westboro Baptist Church, was dying in a Kansas hospice, corners of the ...

POLL: Should Fred Phelps' Funeral Be Picketed?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

News broke over the weekend that Fred Phelps Sr., the polarizing and highly controversial founder of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist church, is reported...

Westboro Baptist Church Founder 'On Edge Of Death'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Fred Phelps, the founder of the highly controversial Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for protesting high-profile funerals with signs that read...