The death of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps prompted a lot of reaction, much of it along the lines of “good riddance.” But country singer Chely Wright, who grew up in Kansas and came out as a lesbian over three years ago, had a different perspective:
It seems the founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, has died.
I sincerely hope he rests in peace.
God knows he struggled here.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) March 20, 2014
He certainly did.