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Hate church founder said to be dying

Mon 17 Mar 2014 In: International News

Fred Phelps The founder of the extreme ‘God hates fags’ Westboro Baptist Church is said to be dying in hospital. The information comes from the Facebook page of his son, Nate Phelps, who writes: “I've learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the "church" back in August of 2013. He is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas. “I'm not sure how I feel about this. Terribly ironic that his devotion to his god ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made. “I feel sad for all the hurt he's caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved. And I'm bitterly angry that my family is blocking the family members who left from seeing him, and saying their good-byes.” Nate Phelps left the church years ago.    

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First published: Monday, 17th March 2014 - 9:07am

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