Fred Phelps: Not mourned, not missed.
LGBTs, along with many others, are celebrating the death this morning of the virulently anti-gay Rev. Fred Phelps. The 84-year-old Phelps died at the Midland Care hospice in Topeka, Kansas late last night.
Before his death, Phelps was reportedly excommunicated from Westboro Baptist Church, which he founded in 1955.
Phelps spent his life fanning the flames of hate and celebrating death -- he and his followers joyously picketed the funeral of Matthew Shepard in 1998. Phelps and company also picketed the Oscars, the funerals of celebrities, and even funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming the soldiers were killed by God because of America's tolerance of homosexuality.More »