Fred Phelps' Death Prompts Westboro Baptist Church To Protest His Funeral
TOPEKA, KS - On the same day that Fred Phelps' body was found rotting in a chair in his upstairs office, members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced that they would be picketing his upcoming funeral.
Phelps, born November 13, 1929, was the leader of the church -- an organization that practices a strange, anti-homosexual version of Christianity that has been known to protest at celebrity and military funerals.
The pastor's daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, was the first to discover the 83-year-old's body.
"We haven't brought dad out to very many protests for a few years now," said Phelps-Roper. "In fact, it's been quite a while since even we had seen him. Once he starts on a marathon of old Growing Pains episodes, we just leave him alone until he comes down."
"He always loved Kirk Cameron," she added.
Judging by the smell and decomposition of the body, officials from the coroner's office say that Pastor Phelps' probably died at least six months ago. There wasn't any sign of…
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