Dying Fred Phelps Excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church

Fred Phelps 10-29-2002Fred Phelps, notable homophobe (catchphrase, “God Hates Fags”) was the face and voice of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. Now his estranged son has revealed not only that Phelps is dying, but that he was excommunicated from his own church. What could have happened? Did he have a change of heart about gay culture? From Nathan Phelps’ Facebook page:

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.


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  • jasonpaulhayes

    I was honestly just talking yesterday about how I planned to convert and join his Church… I’m also convinced “You’re gonna eat your babies”.

    • Evoshandor

      Better fitting dentures would take care of that lisp….

  • Joyce Bunting

    I wonder if the WBC congregation and the remaining Phelpses are planning on staging one of their protest performances when they finally plant this sorry SOB

    • Rhoid Rager

      when art meets death

  • Rhoid Rager

    boy is Fred Phelps in for a big surprise!

  • JT

    Pretty Sure they Excommunicated him so that the STATE Would be stuck
    with paying for his LAME Ass during the final days of his healthcare
    debacle. I am sure the CHURCH Couldn’t afford to lose that money, They
    use those funds for so many MORE important things…….Pathetic!

  • alizardx

    Suitable memorial: Public outhouse?

  • Mick-Doscious

    My only hope is during the moment that the last glimmer from his eye starts to fade away, that he realizes what a worthless human being he was; that is true hell, when he will meet the person he could have been, then die.

  • Bartow R.

    I personally don’t think heaven exists. I do think that if I am wrong Mr. Fred is not getting in…

  • GregForest

    St. Pete, “Please enter the door to the left.”

  • Juan

    That’s odd, I seem to remember posting a comment to this. It could be Disqus is being glitchy again.
    Or maybe I posted the comment on FB and not here.

  • ChristianDystopian

    well, they disturbed funerals & memorials I wonder if they will picket & disturb His funeral

  • bajacalla

    hospitals go by next of kin, not by theology.

  • bajacalla

    yeah, they can, if one of them is legally designated as next of kin.