Saturday, March 22, 2014
(Topeka, KS) -- There will be no funeral service for the controversial founder of Westboro Baptist Church. Fred Phelps died of natural causes late Wednesday night, according to a church spokesman. The 84-year old Phelps was notorious for his scathing anti-gay views and rhetoric. He and his followers, mostly his extended family, picketed the funerals of AIDS victims and most controversially, fallen members of the military.