Oklahoma business celebrates Westboro Baptist Church founder's death
POSTED: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:10pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:53am
Moore, OK (CNN) — An Oklahoma business will protest one of the most infamous groups in America, Westboro Baptist Church, by selling discounted liquor to celebrate the death of Fred Phelps, the church's founder.
Moore Liquor, located in Moore, Oklahoma, is known for its humorous and off-color marquee signs, according to the Tulsa World paper.
The store owner, Bryan Kerr, said Phelps'' death is cause for celebration. He's now offering 10-percent off champagne, a common celebratory drink.
The controversial church is known for anti-gay picket lines and protests at military funerals.
"If they choose to celebrate the passing of a little hate from this world, they can do so and we're happy to oblige here at Moore liquor," said Kerr.
The 84-year-old Phelps died last week of natural causes. After his death was announced, the Westboro Baptist Church criticized the media for "gleefully anticipating the death."