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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
March 20th, 2014 by Joel Watts

Fred Phelps has died

I pray for the soul of Phelps who has died this morning. I hope the reaction from those he hated is “out of all proportion” to the damage he has done.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


2 Responses to “Fred Phelps has died”
  1. Know More Than I Should says

    Fred Phelps died decades ago. An illusion of life persisted only because his physical heart continued to beat until quite recently.

  2. Know More Than I Should says

    Although I cannot find the more relevant post, at some point I observed that Westboro Baptist would begin to disintegrate after Fred Phelps’ death. Now, according the the article linked below, another crack has appeared in the Westboro wall of family solidarity.


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