Fred Phelps dies on International Day of Happiness, so ironic

Fred Phelps Sr., a fierce opponent of homosexuality whose protests at military funerals prompted two federal laws, died early Thursday, his daughter Margie Phelps says.

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She didn’t give the cause of death or the condition that recently put him in hospice care. He was 84.

Phelps headed the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., and was occasionally involved in politics. He gained national prominence for organizing protests against gays and Jews, including at military funerals.

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Photo by David Shankbone (David Shankbone) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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