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.
First, Amy Tracy's article is moving because of her own journey. This article ran in the Washington Post and elsewhere.
Cathy Grossman is right. Fred Phelps moved public opinion—away from his own views.
My colleague Aaron Earls speaks of the need for grace. And he's right.
Just before he died, Joe Carter gave some context about Fred Phelps.