Witness The Twisted Branches of the Westboro Baptist Family Tree

By: Daniel Villarreal
12.20.2012

The Westboro Baptist Church is mostly famous for picketing funerals with signs that say things like "FAGS DIE GOD LAUGHS" and "BITCH BURGER" (which is pretty funny, whatever it means).

But fewer people realize that the hatey church sprang from the roots of one twisted family tree known as the Phelps clan.

Chartmaker Hilary Sargent recently outlined the twisted branches of the Phelps family tree revealing quite a few biblically-named offspring — like Zacharias — but not nearly enough incest to keep us scandalized; though two first-cousins got married at some point which is sorta kinda scandalous in a Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire kind of way.

Sargent also made a chart explaining the Sesame Street sex scandals and the General Petraeus sex scandal, which are helpful for those of us who like to obsess over such things.

You can see the entire Phelps tree here; just watch out for falling nuts and bitch burgers... whatever they are.

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