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  Phelps, Fred
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2010-01-01  
 
NameFred Phelps
Address3701 Southwest 12th Street
Topeka, Kansas , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born November 13, 1929
Died March 19, 2014 (84 years)
ContributorArmyDem
Last ModifiedRBH
Mar 20, 2014 09:10am
Tags Caucasian - Reactionary - Very Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Married - Anti-Semite - Disbarred - Baptist - Christian - Excommunicated - Disputed -
InfoGraduated Meridian High at 16 with highest academic honors, American Legion Citizenship Award, track letter, Bausch-Lomb Science Award, Eagle Scout, Principal Appointment to West Point Military Academy. The summer following graduation, he had a profound religious experience, gave up West Point, enrolled instead for Bible/ministerial training at Bob Jones College, Cleveland, Tennessee (later moving with them as they transitioned to Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina). Ordained by the Southern Baptists Sept. 8, 1947. Met his wife, Margie M. Phelps, in 1951 while preaching at the Arizona Bible Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Their marriage May 15, 1952 has been blessed of God with 13 children, 52 grandchildren (to date) and one great-grandchild (to date). Has served as Pastor of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, since Nov. 1955. WBC has conducted more than 22,000 picketing demonstrations across America and some foreign countries during the past 12 years -- aimed at showing Americans their transgression (Isa. 58:1) and causing America to know her abominations. Ezek. 16:2.

Fred Phelps is a Five-Point Calvinist who urges all people to carefully study and discern what are the signs of the times (Mat. 16:3) in the light of the Scriptures rightly divided (2 Tim. 2:15) and church history from Adam to now. For more biographical info, pictorial record including stills and video footage, and to hear his sermons -- Bread from Westboro Oven -- please consult www.godhatesfags.com, www.godhatesamerica.com, and www.fredthemovie.com.



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Mar 16, 2014 10:20am News Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. “on the edge of death,” son says  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 15, 2013 12:10pm General I left Westboro — and now I’m fighting for gay equality  Article COSDem 
Mar 17, 2013 02:00am News What Do Hate Groups Think of Jennifer Lawrence?  Article Picimpalious 
Mar 15, 2013 08:50am Speculative Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps May Be Gay, Suggests Former Member Lauren Drain   Article RBH 
May 20, 2011 10:00am Press Release Lisa Lampanelli to Donate to GMHC for Westboro Baptist Church Protestors at Her Concert  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 06, 2011 08:00pm Hyperbole Westboro attorney: Obama, justices going to hell   Article COSDem 

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FAMILY
Son Fred Phelps, Jr. 0000-
Daughter Shirley Phelps-Roper 1957-

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RACES
  08/04/1998 KS Governor - D Primary Lost 14.72% (-70.56%)
  02/25/1997 Topeka Mayor - Primary Lost 0.00% (-38.73%)
  08/02/1994 KS Governor - D Primary Lost 3.36% (-49.66%)
  08/04/1992 KS US Senate - D Primary Lost 30.80% (-38.40%)
  09/09/1990 KS US Senate - D Replacement Nominee Lost 19.10% (-61.80%)
  08/07/1990 KS Governor - D Primary Lost 6.72% (-40.46%)
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