Everyone is please that he is gone.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Despite the fact that Phelps was a bigot and homophobe of the highest order, I find it hard to celebrate the death of another human being. It would be different if he had been a murderer or rapist or child molestor (like Warren Jeffs).
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.