Fred Phelps: On the Verge of Spending Eternity in Hell
I am not one to speak ill of people who are on their death bed or already dead but I’m making an exception when it comes to Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church. If there is a hell, I don’t hope he’ll spend eternity there, I know he will and that’s fine by me:
Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, is “on the edge of death,” according to a Facebook post Saturday night by his estranged son.
His son, Nathan Phelps says the 84-year-old Westboro founder was voted out of his church late last summer. He was moved into a home in Topeka, Kansas “where he could be watched over,” and ultimately stopped eating and drinking, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.
“[Fred] is at Midland Hospice House where, as of yesterday [Friday], he is comfortable without the respiratory difficultly [sic] that he was having the day before and is unresponsive,” Nathan Phelps told the Capital-Journal via email. According to the paper, a Westboro spokesman confirmed the elder Phelps is indeed a patient at the hospice.
Phelps Sr. and Westboro are known across the world for their demonstrations and pickets — usually outside the funerals of notable people, victims of disasters, and military personnel — and for their hateful posters and signs condemning LGBT people that say “GOD HATES FAGS,” among others.
Phelps will be remembered as a man who made hating his life’s work.