Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84
Fred Phelps, the pastor who led a small Kansas church's vitriolic anti-gay campaign across the United States, has died, the church said on Thursday.
Phelps, whose Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, won a 2011 freedom-of-speech U.S. Supreme Court decision related to their anti-gay picketing, died on Wednesday in a Kansas hospice at the age of 84.
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (800) 456-8080 and we can help you.