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Westboro Baptist’s Fred Phelps dead

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“When Americans were faced with the choice of accepting their LGBT neighbors or endorsing Phelps’s unfiltered hate, they chose the former. He showed anti-gay bigotry for what it really is: profoundly un-American. Phelps lived to see a nation that more and more decisively rejected his vile message. That’s his legacy.

Michael Keegan, president of People for the American Way, in statement released today marking the death of Fred Phelps, founder and longtime leader of the tiny but notoriously anti-LGBT Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas. Read the entire statement at pfaw.org. (PFAW) 

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