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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Westboro church founder Fred Phelps dead

Posted By on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Since his followers have disrupted many a funeral and political event in Arkansas, I note the death in Topeka of Fred Phelps, 84, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, which promulgated an anti-gay message at its funeral protests. His protests led to state laws, including in Arkansas, limiting demonstrations around funerals. 

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