The Cartoon Hate Cult has Lost its Patriarch

Or, rather, they chucked him out some months ago.

The news has just broken that Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died in hospice care at age 84.

Out of consideration for his son Nathan Phelps, and other estranged family members, I am not bouncing in glee. I don’t fault those who are bouncing in glee, but for the sons and daughters whom he terrorized and abused, the matter is not so simple.

Besides, it sure would be nice to say the world just became a better place, but really, there’s plenty more hate and bigotry where he came from. WBC is still around. They kicked him out last August, but they didn’t fall apart.