Known for his hate-filled rhetoric and his various protests, Rev. Fred Phelps's death in March 2014 sparked a lot of controversy. In this free, one-session downloadable "In the News" study, "Fred Phelps: Responding to His Death," Christians will receive an overview of his life. They will also explore issues like hate, free speech, and the theological issues around the fact that hate is, at times, part of Christianity. Discussion questions are provided.
There are other helpful resources from The Thoughtful Christian that your group can use to explore some of the issues brought up in this study. Two additional studies of related topics are "The Bible and Homosexuality" and "When Church People Disagree". For an in-depth biblical examination of homosexuality, check out God and the Gay Christian.