Submitted by Charlton “Chuck” Stanley, Weekend Contributor
Fred Phelps son, Nathan Phelps, has reported on his Facebook page that his father, Fred Phelps, Sr. is near death in a Topeka KS hospital. Nathan himself has been estranged from his father and family for some time, and was “excommunicated” from the Westboro Baptist Church. What few people knew, apparently, was that Fred Phelps himself was excommunicated from the “church” he founded in August of last year.
The immediate family, in their usual mean-spirited style, will not let Nathan and other former members of their “church” have a last visit with the old man. Of course, all or almost all, current church members are immediate family themselves, so they are keeping his son and other descendants from seeing him before he passes.