Actor George Takei has weighed in on
the news that Fred Phelps is in a hospice home.
Phelps' estranged son, Nate Phelps,
said in a Facebook post that his father is living “on the edge of
death” in a hospice house and has been excommunicated from Westboro
Baptist Church, which he founded in the 1950s.
Baptist Church's Fred Phelps “on edge of death,” son claims.)
Many of Nate's 12 siblings remain in
the Topeka, Kansas-based church known for coining the phrase “God
hates fags” and picketing
at the funerals of fallen soldiers, because their deaths are the
price America pays for its acceptance of “the sin of
“I take no solace or joy in this
man's passing,” Takei, who is openly gay, wrote
in a Facebook post. “We will not dance upon his grave, nor
stand vigil at his funeral holding 'God Hates Freds' signs, tempting
as it may be.”
“He was a tormented soul, who
tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes
always to its lonely, dusty end.”
Takei is best known for his role as
Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek.