Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps, who for years led the hate group Westboro Baptist Church, is on his deathbed, according to his son Nathan. I don’t think I’ve ever taken such rich, delicious pleasure from knowing some old fart is about to eat it. Nathan Phelps, who escaped from his father and the church at 18 and has dedicated his life as an advocate for LGBT rights, posted the following message on his Facebook page late last night:
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.
Why Fred Phelps was excommunicated seems to be for reasons unknown, but we can only hope it was because he came to his senses near the end of his life — realizing the error of his ways so he can leave this world with the full burden of all the pain he’s caused weighing on his blackened sh*tstain of a heart. When he dies do you think the Westboro Baptist Church will protest at his funeral? That’s like one of those “when a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound” kind of questions.
Anyway, so long, Fred. You weren’t loved and you won’t be missed. I hope hell is the most fabulous gay club ever.