This Nov. 18, 1989 file photo, Fred Phelps Sr. announced his plans to run for the Democratic nomination for governor of Kansas on Nov. 18, 1989. Phelps, the fiery founder of the Westboro Baptist ... more 
This Nov. 18, 1989 file photo, Fred Phelps Sr. announced his plans to run for the Democratic nomination for governor of Kansas on Nov. 18, 1989. Phelps, the fiery founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, a small Kansas church, who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America's tolerance for gay people, has died the family said Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was 84. (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Topeka Capital Journal
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 2:12 PM EDT