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Dead at 84
Mar 20, 2014 10:57 AM CDT
Westboro's Fred Phelps Dead at 84
Son Timothy confirms the news
- Just days after his estranged son revealed he was "on the edge of death," Fred Phelps has died. The death of the 84-year-old founder of the Westboro Baptist Church occurred shortly before midnight, son Timothy Phelps tells WIBW . Daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper confirmed that Phelps died yesterday at Midland...
Unlikely FBI Trainers:
Jun 30, 2011 3:00 AM CDT
Unlikely FBI Trainers: Westboro Church
Furious agents get sessions canceled
- The Westboro Baptist Church apparently has a thing or two to teach the FBI, so leaders were invited by federal officials to help train agents at Quantico, NPR has discovered. Churchgoers were called in to show agents what makes extremists tick, according to federal sources. Early training sessions went off...
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