Anyone care to enlighten me as to the circumstances of his “excommunication”?
Short version that covers it.
I don't think anyone knows for sure. Supposedly he either got the boot for advocating a knder and gentler Westboro or he was kicked out for pounding his pud. Considering he was 84 and by all accounts completely senile I have my doubts on either version being the truth.
I’ve heard that he had begun to moderate slightly in his old age, which offended the more zealous, leading to “excommunication.”
I’ve also heard that he was caught masturbating, apparently in church, which the church equates with Onanism and homosexuality, leading to “excommunication.”
Given his age and health, I’d tend to lend credence to the first, with the second being a scurrilous tale spread by his own former zealots to further discredit the man.
But, I really don’t know. I hope he realized the error of his ways, repented and received forgiveness of his sins before he died.
I don’t recall the WBC officially confirming it, but some members did.