A man who did not wish to be identified, right, drags a U.S. Marine Corps flag across the face of Westboro Baptist Church member Fred Phelps Jr., son of pastor Fred Phelps. Fred Phelps Sr. – Fuck the Westboro Baptist Church Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, ) is an American pastor heading the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps is a disbarred lawyer, founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm, and a former civil rights activist.
For most of the history of Westboro, it had few, if any, members beyond Phelps’s own family, which (according to at least one of his sons) the “pastor” kept in line with fists and a club. Fred Waldron Phelps Sr. (November 13, – March 19, ) was an American minister and civil rights attorney who served as pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church and became known for his extreme views against homosexuality and protests near the funerals of gay people, military veterans, and disaster victims who he believed were killed as a result of God punishing the .
Founder: Fred Phelps established the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka in A placard in the background demonstrates the group's attitudes. Robert . In , East Side hired Fred Phelps as an associate pastor, and then promoted him to pastor of its new plant, Westboro Baptist, which opened in on the west side of Topeka. Its first public service was held on the afternoon of November 27,
In , East Side hired Fred Phelps as an associate pastor, and then promoted him to pastor of their new church plant, Westboro Baptist, which opened in . I can't say I care because these sons-of-bitches deserve it. And worse. I have no problem with dumbass people preaching whatever they want to their subhuman followers, but to protest the funeral of a soldier in front of his grieving father takes things way too far.
Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died after falling seriously ill. Fred Waldron Phelps Sr. founded the Westboro Baptist Church in He, his wife Margie Marie, and their oldest son, Fred Phelps Jr., then a newborn, had moved to .