Fred Phelps is a horrible, horrible person.

His anti-gay rhetroric makes guys like Rod Parsley and Ken Blackwell look like a couple of reasonable guys.

You’ve seen Fred and his gay-bashing bunch on TV picketing military funerals- his people holding signs reading “God hates fags” and “AIDS cures fags”.

Yesterday in Baltimore, Fred Phelps got his comeuppance in the form of “a $2.9 million verdict against the Phelps family of Topeka and their homophobe Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church that picketed the funeral of a Maryland Marine killed in an auto accident in Iraq last year.”