Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps' followers believe "they're not going to feel the sting of death," one of his sons says. Phelps, who's now in hospice care, is seen here at the Topeka, Kan., church in 2006. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is reportedly in hospice care in Topeka, Kan. Members of the church protest outside the gates at Fort Campbell, Ky., in this 2006 photo. Christopher Berkey/AP hide caption

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Megan Phelps-Roper, granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps, is seen during her days with the church. Now alienated from their family, Phelps-Roper and her sister, Grace, speak to religious and cultural groups. Jennifer Hack/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Planting Peace is painting the house across from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka with the colors of the gay pride rainbow. Courtesy of Carol Hartsell/Huffington Post hide caption

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Margie Phelps, second from right, a daughter of Fred Phelps, and the lawyer who argued the case for the Westboro Baptist Church, walks from the Supreme Court last October. The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects the fundamentalist church's attention-getting, anti-gay protests outside military funerals. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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