Fred Phelps Sr. Dies At Age 84
Westboro Baptist Church founder and anti-gay advocate Fred Phelps Sr. has died at the age of 84.By Christina Hartman, Matt Picht | March 20, 2014
Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, has died at age 84. (Via KSHB)
A former lawyer and civil rights activist, Phelps founded the Westboro Baptist Church in 1955, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has called a hate group.
Phelps' church, which consists mostly of family members, has become infamous for its strident anti-gay message, and for picketing funerals of military service members.