Fred Phelps

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Birthday
13, 1929
Birthplace
Meridian, MS
Death Date
Mar 19, 2014 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1929
Birthplace
Meridian, MS
Death Date
Mar 19, 2014 (84)

About

Head pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for picketing military funerals to voice their anti-gay views.

Before Fame

He was part of the Boy Scouts of America and became an Eagle Scout.

Trivia

In 1979, he was disbarred from practicing law in Kansas.

Family Life

His parents were Catherine Idalette Johnston and Fred Wade Phelps. His daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper became the spokesperson of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Associated With

In 2006, George W. Bush signed the Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act into law, which prohibited protests within 300 feet of military funerals.