From the Christian Science Monitor:
Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Kansas church held in disgust worldwide for its antigay protests of prominent funerals, is in hospice care and “on the edge of death,” according to one of his estranged sons.
Nate Phelps posted the information on Facebook Saturday night, adding the revelation that his father had been excommunicated from the church in 2013. A church spokesman told the Topeka Capitol-Journal that Phelps was indeed in the hospice but that Nate Phelps “is not well informed.” The spokesman also refused to comment on the allegation that the elder Mr. Phelps has been excommunicated.
First of all,
Keep it classy, folks.
Secondly, if you would, in your charity, offer a quick prayer for him and his family, that would be appropriate. (For example, you could offer a quick prayer for his sincere contrition and conversion of heart prior to meeting his maker)
This brings up some interesting questions and an opportunity for speculation that is perfect for a forum.
For example, what do you think will happen to WBC once he’s gone? Do you think they will reform? Or do you think they’ll carry on with their protests? Or do you think that they’ll fold?
Oh, and let’s keep, as much as possible, the discussion away from political parties. I do not think that it is fair to blame the Democrat Party for the conduct of one of their lifelong members. I would certainly hope that my fellow conservatives will not try to besmirch the entire Democratic Party because of this one member.* (I only say this because, if peoples’ past history holds true, somebody is going to make the allegation that he was a conservative or a Republican…and I just want to get that one out of the way)*