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March 21, 2014Culture

Reactions from Around the Web to the Death of Fred Phelps

How did you react to hearing of Fred Phelps' death? Here's how some reacted.
Reactions from Around the Web to the Death of Fred Phelps
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In case you missed it yesterday, Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro family religious group that protests soldiers' funerals proclaiming God's hate and wrath, has died. I posted a blog yesterday calling for Christians to love others amidst the death of a hateful man, not celebrate his death by hating on him like he hated on others.

However I thought it was interesting to see there reaction of many others to the death of Fred Phelps Others had plenty to say as well. Others had plenty to say as well. Most of it was simply sadness and pity, not for his death, but also for his life. This morning, I thought I'd share a number of articles/blogs from around the Internet.

COMMENTARY: May God have mercy on Fred PhelpsAmy Tracy

First, Amy Tracy's article is moving because of her own journey. This article ran in the Washington Post and elsewhere.

ANALYSIS: Fred Phelps' hateful legacy may be the opposite of all he intendedCathy Lynn Grossman

Cathy Grossman is right. Fred Phelps moved public opinion—away from his own views.

Fred Phelps Needs What He Has Never ShownAaron Earls

My colleague Aaron Earls speaks of the need for grace. And he's right.

9 Things You Should Know About Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist ChurchJoe Carter

Just before he died, Joe Carter gave some context about Fred Phelps.

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