Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society’s tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.
By the time you saw one of his outrageous and hate-filled signs — “You’re Going to Hell” was among the more benign — you were already doomed.
I realize in later years Phelps was excommunicated from the church for not being hateful enough but this scumbag not only helped found this congregation of bigotry and hatred but openly promoted the protesting of American military funerals. In my opinion, the world is a better place without him. Good riddance.