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Westboro Baptist Church Founder, Fred Phelps Sr., Dies At The Age Of 84

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March 20, 2014 AT 8:36 AM
The Westboro Baptist Church, well known for their protests outside of funerals and concerts and their anti-gay views, lost their founder, Fred Phelps late Wednesday evening. The former pastor died at the age of 84 in Kansas. Three of Fred's children confirmed of his passing, with his son, Timothy, and daughter, Shirley, announcing the news to local media outlets in town. The former pastor's estranged son, Nathan, broadcasted on Facebook that his father was on the edge of death at a hospice in Topeka this past Saturday.