In the ongoing shenanigans of the Westboro Baptist Church, the estranged son of Fred Phelps revealed some interesting (and somewhat sad) tidbits about his family in an interview the other night. Nate Phelps appeared on "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell," and said that what his father does "is evil."
He went on to describe his childhood as one fraught with abuse from his father. Nate Phelps also said that Westboro's habit of protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers has "hurt a lot of families, not only in the gay community, but the families of these soldiers."
Nate Phelps, the seventh of Fred Phelps' thirteen children, left home at age eighteen, and has been estranged from his father for three decades. He is currently writing a book about his family. His sister, Shirley Phelps-Roper, said in response, "This lie should not have come out of his mouth when he decided to reject the word of God. Nothing he can say will change the fact that God hates (homosexuals) and their enablers and therefore God hates America and America is doomed."
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