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Top thirteen insults to Colorado and America by Westboro Baptist Church's late Fred Phelps

We're all taught not to speak ill of the dead. But in the case of Fred Phelps, head of Kansas' vile Westboro Baptist Church, who breathed his last yesterday, we're going to make an exception.

To mark Phelps' passing, we've combined two offerings -- a 2013 Jenn Wohletz post recapping the top five times Phelps and the WBC got owned and a 2011 roundup of the top eight WBC insults against Colorado. That's a lucky thirteen ways to bid farewell to one of the most hateful figures in recent American history. Count them down below.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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