Comment of the Day

Reader: Let Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church lie

Our post on the death of notorious Westboro Baptist Church leader and funeral protester Fred Phelps stirred up a lot of emotions in readers -- no surprise there.

But among all the voices bidding him good riddance, more than a few people argued that the best way to bury the memory of Fred Phelps was to rise above his hatemongering.

Writes Latifah Abdul'laah:

You should have kept it classy...if you wanted to really stick it to them, you'd have wished him a peaceful journey and left it alone.

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Adam Roy is a contributor of Westword, a former editor at Outside and Matador Network, his writing has also appeared in Paste, High Country News and other online and print publications nationally and abroad.
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