Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church Founder, Reportedly Dead

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This March 19, 2006, file photo shows Pastor Fred Phelps preaching at his Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Photo courtesy of CBS News.

The Huffington Post – Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84, according to two of his children.

His son, Timothy Phelps, confirmed to Kansas’ WIBW that Fred Phelps died “before midnight” on Wednesday.

His daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, also confirmed news of the death to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

However, at least one family member seemed to dispute the reports of his siblings, as attorney Jonathan Phelps told WIBW: “Pastor Phelps is doing just fine.” The network notes this could be a spiritual reference.

A spokesperson for the Westboro Baptist Church was not immediately available for comment.

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    My mother taught me to only say nice things about dead people.
    So…..”Fred Phelps is dead; How Nice!”

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