Fred Phelps dead at last

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by soberups, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid


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  2. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    For those who dont recognize the name, he is the piece of excrement who founded the Westboro Church that pickets the funerals of military heroes and tortures their grieving families with hateful, anti-gay propaganda.

    The fires of Hell burn a little brighter now.

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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Westboro Baptist Church wasn't Baptist nor was it in Westboro. Phelps just used the name as an excuse.
  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I tried, for 2 or 3 minutes, to understand the philosophy of WBC.

    I asked myself, "...if, tomorrow, there was no homosexuality anywhere in the world, would soldiers still die?".

    The answer is, "yes....that's the nature of war and conflict".

    I guess I did better in "Logic and Reasoning 101" in college than some other people.
  5. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I found it VERY amusing that the family asked for 'privacy' and requested noone picket his funeral
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  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Really his efforts probably backfired in that they added a very cartoonish face of hatred and intolerance to issues like the gay marriage debate even if it was always somewhat peripheral. Nobody wanted to be even slightly associated with WBC so in that sense it probably increased public acceptance of the gay community.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    He was so contemptible that even the Christian Right wouldn't claim him. He probably has the suite in Hell next to Hitler.
  8. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    He helped the gay rights movement more than most people realize. That being said.... good riddance, f'ing nutjob.
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I hope that movement dies off now that he is gone, but I fear not.