Westboro Founder on Deathbed

The founder of the Westboro Church is now on his deathbed.

The founder of the church and Meridian native, Fred Phelps is spending his remaining days in hospice care after being kicked out of the church he helped to create, according to Phelps's son.

The Westboro Baptist church has been a major source of controversy over the years through their public protests at gay and military funerals. A Westboro spokesman has confirmed Phelps is in hospice care, but would not comment on whether he was excommunicated from the church.