Founder of anti-gay Kansas church in care facility



TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church that’s widely known for its protests at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is in a care facility.

Westboro Baptist Church spokesman Steve Drain said Sunday that Phelps is being cared for in a Shawnee County facility. Drain wouldn’t identify the facility but says Phelps is 84 and “having some health problems.”

Members of the Westboro church, based in Topeka, frequently protest at funerals of soldiers with signs containing messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” and “Thank God for 9/11,” claiming the deaths are God’s punishment for American immorality and tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.

  • Karma

    Maybe when he finally passes away someone will picket his funeral..

    • jepson

      better yet. when he passes away everybody will forget about him and move on.

    • Good riddance

      That would be attention he craves and thrives on, yet does not deserve.

  • Rocket Science

    I hope he has a gay nurse helping kindly helping him through his final moments.