When the way you have chosen to live your life is based in hatred, selfishness, arrogance, and deliberate insensitivity to people who are suffering, the way Fred Phelps life was, the world would have been a better place without you. (The unrepentant war criminals of the George W. Bush administration belong on that list too!)
Tonight, without Phelps, the world is just a little bit better.
I’ve read that he died alone, in great pain, in hospice. I have no sympathy. Would that he had left this planet decades ago.
I have gay friends who have significantly more grace in their hearts than I have. They express kind words for Phelps’ soul and the family (who had nothing to do with him in the end) he left behind. I’m a lesser man. Phelps was an abusive, sorry piece of shit—loathsome in every way.