A bit of background on the Phelps Family Circus

If anyone out there wants to learn more about Fred Phelps’ microcult, members of which are reportedly enroute to Winnipeg to picket Tim McLean’s funeral, I heartily recommend “Addicted to Hate”, which is fascinating, disturbing and – best of all – available online, free of charge.

UPDATE: The eminently readable Dan Gardner has also delved into the Phelps phenomena.