Fred Phelps, the founder of Westboro Baptist Church, is currently on his death bed, according to Phelps' son. Phelps has been at the center on controversy since he founded the hateful church in the mid-50's. He is perhaps best known for picketing funerals of homosexuals, including gay soldiers that gave their lives for their country.
It is clear that there will be no love-loss when Phelps passes; many are talking about picketing the WBC minister's funeral. However, many LGBT supporters are saying that they will NOT picket outside the funeral. That would be stooping to the low road the minister and his hateful church has taken in the past.
Huffington Post blogger Kristen Hotham Carroll:
According to Phelps' son, the dying minister was excommunicated from the church he founded sometime last year, however none of the church's current leaders have confirmed this.