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Fred Phelps, Sr.

Fred Phelps at his pulpit
Born Fred Waldron Phelps
November 13, 1929 (1929-11-13) (age 80)
Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
Residence Topeka, Kansas
Title Pastor
Term November 27, 1955–present
Predecessor None (position created)
Successor Incumbent
Political party Democrat
Religion Independent Baptist, Hyper-Calvinist
Spouse(s) Margie Marie Simms
Children 13:
  • Fred Phelps, Jr.
  • Margie Phelps
  • Shirley Phelps-Roper
  • Jonathon B. Phelps
  • Rebekah Phelps-Davis
  • Elizabeth Phelps
  • Timothy Phelps
  • Rachel Phelps
  • Abigail Phelps
Estranged from family:
  • Mark Phelps
  • Katherine Phelps
  • Nathan "Nate" Phelps
  • Dorotha Bird (nee Phelps)
Parents Fred Wade Phelps
Catherine Idalette Johnston
.Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, 1929) is an American pastor who is the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas, which is notorious for its anti-gay protests, claiming that most natural disasters and terrorist attacks are God's punishment for a society that tolerates homosexuality.^ Radical anti-gays protesting, radical gays counter-protesting.
  • Fighting hate with peace - ColumbiaTribune.com 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The guy who is a homosexual and the guy who is anti-homo (me) both have rights to protest.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Westboro Baptist Church is a commercial venture?
  • Students question message of hate - ColumbiaTribune.com 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: General]

[1][2][3][4] .The church is monitored as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center.^ It is never to late, and I hope someone saves this anti church group.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Previously: BBC documentary on Westboro Baptist Church - Boing Boing Fashion critique of Westboro Baptist hate group - Boing Boing 203 Comments .
  • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Right-wing preacher Fred Phelps’ “ anti-gay hate group Westboro Baptist Church ” has traveled the country disrupting military funerals.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5][6][7] .Phelps is a disbarred lawyer, founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm and former candidate for political office, and was a civil rights activist in Kansas.^ Fred Phelps is the founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas who also manages...
  • Fred Phelps vs. Comedy Central | SPIKE 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ For many years, his law office was also located in the residence Fred Phelps insists is still his 'church'.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Margie Phelps: lawyer and employee of the Kansas Department of Corrections; 37 years old; 2nd daughter.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

.He and his daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, are banned from entering the United Kingdom.^ Yeah, Shirley Phelps-Roper is all over it.
  • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shirley Phelps-Roper should not be allowed to open her mouth ever again!
  • Students question message of hate - ColumbiaTribune.com 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: General]

^ Apr 9, 2008 11:48 PM: " ""Shirley Phelps-Roper, the daughter of Westboro Baptist Church leader the Rev. Fred W. Phelps Sr., said the teens died because God put a curse on Maryland.""

[8]
He is known for the slogans that he and his ministry use against people he deems sinful, including "God Hates Fags", "Thank God for Dead Soldiers", "America Is Doomed" and "Priests Rape Boys". He claims that God will punish homosexuals as well as various public figures such as Bill O'Reilly, Coretta Scott King, Ronald Reagan, Howard Dean, and anyone else whom his church considers "fag-enablers".[9][10]
.Phelps and his followers frequently picket various events, especially military funerals, gay pride gatherings, high-profile political gatherings, performances of The Laramie Project, and even Christian gatherings and concerts with which he has no affiliation, arguing it is their sacred duty to warn others of God's anger.^ As a Christian, I have a duty to God to adhere to his word.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Your God, your Christ, is entombed in your sacred pages of scriptures and in the Old and New Testament homosexuality is frowned upon, as well as numerous other “sins”.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Then, when/if they win, they buy more plane tickets to the next high profile gay wedding or funeral or church, or school, or whatever else, and repeat the process.
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

.When criticized, Phelps' followers say they are protected in doing so by the First Amendment.^ If I may quote one of Jesus’ sayings from the cross as recorded in Scripture, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing”.
  • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ MLD says: July 1, 2009 at 4:38 am No soldier has died to protect my first amendment rights in my lifetime.
  • That’s not what i said… - Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC punditkitchen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They go around essentially using “religious language” as an exception to the First amendment exclusion of fighting words.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

[11][12] .In response to Phelps' protests at military funerals, President George W. Bush signed the Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act into law in May 2006,[13] and, in April 2007, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius signed into law a bill establishing a 150-foot no-picketing buffer zone around funerals.^ George W. Bush is no mongrel!
  • Students question message of hate - ColumbiaTribune.com 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: General]

^ I can't wait for Fred Phelps to die, I'm going to Kansas, I will picket his funeral.
  • Students question message of hate - ColumbiaTribune.com 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: General]

^ So protesting a funeral is a no-go?
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14]
.Phelps says that he believes that homosexuality and social acceptance of it have doomed most of the world to eternal damnation.^ I do not believe a thing this idiot Phelps says.
  • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In response, Phelps noted that he had signed up for Project Believe, a project by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in which U.S. Olympians can volunteer to be tested in excess of the World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines.

^ Two of the world?s most popular Olympic stars, Michael Phelps and Hannah Teeter, have chosen Borres Productions of Bridgeport to tell their ...

.The WBC has 71 confirmed members, 60 of whom are related to Phelps.^ The church at Westboro which he leads has 71 confirmed members, 60 of whom are related to Phelps through blood or marriage or both.
  • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ To put this in its proper perspective, the Westboro Baptist Church was started by Fred Phelps and has a total membership of 71, of whom 60 are related to Phelps by blood or marriage.
  • Andrew Mueller: If the Westboro Baptist Church came to the UK, its members would be given the welcome they deserve | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[citation needed]
.The group is built around a core of anti-homosexual theology, with many of their activities stemming from the slogan "God hates fags", which is also the name of the group's main website.^ God hates fag!
  • God hates fag! Do you? My interview with Westboro Baptist Chur... - dennis minner's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ God does not hate "fags" .
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore, God hates fags.

.Gay rights activists, as well as Christians of virtually every denomination, have denounced him as a producer of anti-gay propaganda and violence-inspiring hate speech.^ Anti Gay rights, check.
  • Fighting hate with peace - ColumbiaTribune.com 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Do you think the Christians who actively campaign for gay rights are just doing it to score political points or something?
  • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I dont get why people hate those westboro people so much- don’t they only say what every christian in the world has to agree with?
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

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Contents

Education

.In 1947, Phelps enrolled as a student at the fundamentalist Bob Jones University, which he left after three semesters.^ On April 10, 2008, Westboro picketed the funerals of three students who were killed in a house fire at the University of Wisconsin–Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2004, Phelps left North Baltimore Aquatic Club with Bob Bowman to train at the University of Michigan for Club Wolverine .

[16] .He then spent two semesters at the Prairie Bible Institute.^ From there, Fred went north to the Prairie Bible Institute near Calgary, Alberta.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

.In 1951, he earned a two-year degree from John Muir College.^ He had already transferred credits from Bob Jones and John Muir to Washburn, then taken coursework there to receive his degree.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In my teens and early twenties I excelled in chess tournaments, I graduated college over a 5 year period, earning four degrees (Physics, Math, Electrical Engineering and History).
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There he enrolled at John Muir College in Pasadena.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

While at John Muir, Phelps' preaching on campus, attacking "sins committed on campus by students and teachers ... promiscuous petting ... evil language ... profanity ... cheating ... teachers' filthy jokes in classrooms ... [and] pandering to the lusts of the flesh", was written about in Time magazine.[17]

Civil rights attorney

.Phelps earned a law degree from Washburn University in 1962, and founded the Phelps Chartered law firm in 1964. The first notable cases were related to civil rights.^ Read the case some 35 years ago during my first year in law school; no longer have the notes nor the textbook to which to refer.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

"I systematically brought down the Jim Crow laws of this town," he says.[15] .Phelps' daughter was quoted as saying, "We took on the Jim Crow establishment, and Kansas did not take that sitting down.^ "Sit down," says Fred Phelps, rumored ogre, with an effusive Southern graciousness.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So what were you saying about Phelps and all Kansas Christians must be the same?
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Margie Phelps: lawyer and employee of the Kansas Department of Corrections; 37 years old; 2nd daughter.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

.They used to shoot our car windows out, screaming we were nigger lovers," and that the Phelps law firm made up one-third of the state’s federal docket of civil rights cases.^ In response, Phelps noted that he had signed up for Project Believe, a project by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in which U.S. Olympians can volunteer to be tested in excess of the World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines.

^ One brilliant tactic used by counter-protesters in the US is to get sponsorship for an LGBT or other civil rights organisation or another popular local charity for every minute they spend counter-protesting the WBC. They then set up their protest opposite the WBC protest, clearly signposting what they're doing and how much money WBC are making for their chosen organisation.
  • Andrew Mueller: If the Westboro Baptist Church came to the UK, its members would be given the welcome they deserve | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church.

[18]
.Phelps took cases on behalf of African American clients alleging racial discrimination by school systems, and a predominantly black American Legion post which had been raided by police, alleging racially-based police abuse.^ Just in case, uniformed Winnipeg police officers were posted at the doors and roof of the church.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Police detectives investigated the matter, and it was filed as juvenile abuse cases #13119 and #13120.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The described case of abuse was a matter of record 14 years earlier-and 21 years prior to Pastor Phelps' controversial debut on national television.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

Phelps' law firm obtained settlements for some clients.[19] .Phelps also sued then-President Ronald Reagan over Reagan's appointment of a U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, alleging this violated separation of church and state.^ What is the proper definition of the separation of church and state.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect ‘a wall of separation between church and State.’’” .

^ There is no amendment mandating separation of church and state.

The case was dismissed by the U.S. district court.[19][20] .Phelps' law firm, staffed by himself and family members also represented non-white Kansans in discrimination actions against Kansas Power and Light, Southwestern Bell, and the Topeka City Attorney, and represented two female professors alleging discrimination in Kansas universities.^ Fred Phelps has no more than 100 suporters, many of whom are family members.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They know how to push to within a hair’s breath of breaking the law and how to goad distraught and emotional family members into assaulting them.
  • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Phelps may have conceded the point to be ordained, but, for 40 years, his family and church members in Topeka have been controlled by his threat that, if they depart his congregation, they must carry a letter of permission from him.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

[18]
.In the 1980s Phelps received awards from the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Blacks in Government and the Bonner Springs branch of the NAACP for his work on behalf of black clients.^ Wake Up (19) Michael Phelps (19) WashingtonRedskins (19) Detroit Red Wings (19) Denver Broncos (18) Kansas City Chiefs (18) UFC (18) Michael...

^ Marge fled the good Pastor Phelps with her flock to Kansas City.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[21]
.Phelps Chartered also won one of the first reverse discrimination cases.^ Later that day, in the 4×100 m freestyle relay, Phelps won his first gold in the Championships.

^ Sanders believes the Pastor Phelps may have been running a scam where he paid for the first order and stiffed the suppliers on a much larger second one.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships , Phelps won a total of six medals, 5 golds and one silver.

[22]

Disbarment

.A formal complaint was filed against Phelps on November 8, 1977, by the Kansas State Board of Law Examiners for his conduct during a lawsuit against a court reporter named Carolene Brady.^ But again the fighting Pastor Phelps taught himself enough about the law to successfully contest the decision before the Board of Tax Appeals.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A few of the shocking items reported: several of Phelps estranged children publicly assert they were severely and frequently abused by Phelps; the details of Phelps' disbarment by the Kansas Supreme Court and the Federal Courts for repeated ethics violations; the details of a successful lawsuit against Phelps by a candy vendor who was owed over $5,000.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Music Video | SPIKE 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ On June 29, 1994 Jon Michael Bell, a former reporter hired to investigate Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church by Stauffer Communications, Inc.,filed a lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court in Topeka, Kansas against Stauffer Communications alleging the Topeka Capital-Journal owed him compensation for overtime and to clarify ownership of his notes and work product.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

.Brady had failed to have a court transcript ready for Phelps on the day he asked for it; though it did not affect the outcome of the case for which Phelps had requested the transcript, Phelps still requested $22,000 in damages from her.^ According to an article in The Guardian , Phelps eats around 12,000 kcal each day, or about six times the intake of a normal adult male.

^ I did a research paper on how staffing affects money and outcomes, and it was amazing how the people who always take the hits are those in need.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Phelps did not swim in the finals but still earned a medal because he swam in the heats.

.In the ensuing trial, Phelps called Brady to the stand, declared her a hostile witness, and then cross-examined her for nearly a week, during which he accused her of being a "slut," tried to introduce testimony from former boyfriends whom Phelps wanted to subpoena, and accused her of a variety of perverse sexual acts, ultimately reducing her to tears on the stand.^ Interesting choice for a so-called “Christian.” I wouldn’t want to be standing in your cheap shoes on Judgment Day.

^ He was introduced by Mr. Garret to Mr.Slave's ass during class when Mr.Garret was trying to get fired for being gay.
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ Then on July 7, 2004, Phelps broke his own world record again in the 400 m individual medley (4:08.41) during the U.S. trials for the 2004 Summer Olympics .

[23] Phelps lost the case; according to the Kansas Supreme Court:
The trial became an exhibition of a personal vendetta by Phelps against Carolene Brady. His examination was replete with repetition, badgering, innuendo, belligerence, irrelevant and immaterial matter, evidencing only a desire to hurt and destroy the defendant. The jury verdict didn't stop the onslaught of Phelps. He was not satisfied with the hurt, pain, and damage he had visited on Carolene Brady.[23]
.In an appeal, Phelps prepared affidavits swearing to the court that he had eight witnesses whose testimony would convince the court to rule in his favor.^ It’s a matter of gather in “Christ’s Name.” Gathering a huge crowd of Christians to drown out Phelps would serve whose purpose?
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

.Brady, in turn, obtained sworn, signed affidavits from the eight people in question, all of whom said that Phelps had never contacted them and that they had no reason to testify against Brady; Phelps had committed perjury.^ Relatives in Mississippi said the elder Phelps never really got over his abandonment by his son.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Phelps speaks, the more people are disgusted and realize they should stop thinking even remotely like him.
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ Fred Phelps has no more than 100 suporters, many of whom are family members.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[23]
.On July 20, 1979, Phelps was permanently disbarred from practicing law in the state of Kansas,[23] but continued to practice in the Federal courts.^ A few of the shocking items reported: several of Phelps estranged children publicly assert they were severely and frequently abused by Phelps; the details of Phelps' disbarment by the Kansas Supreme Court and the Federal Courts for repeated ethics violations; the details of a successful lawsuit against Phelps by a candy vendor who was owed over $5,000.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Music Video | SPIKE 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ On July 31, Phelps earned his final gold medal when the United States team won the 4×100 m medley relay.

^ In the final of the 200 m butterfly, on July 23, Phelps easily won the gold medal, but didn't come close to his world record with a time of 1:54.35.

In 1985, nine Federal judges filed a disciplinary complaint against Phelps and five of his children, alleging false accusations against the judges. .In 1989, the complaint was settled, with Phelps agreeing to stop practicing in Federal court permanently, and two of his children suspended for periods of six months and one year.^ One from that time recalls Fred, Marge, 2 year-old Fred, Jr., and 10 month-old Mark were in the pews one Sunday with the rest of the congregation, listening to Cavin preach.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don't agree with Phelps but he's probably right on this one.
  • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because of his age, Phelps had to wait one fateful year before entering the military academy.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

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Activities and statements

.All of Phelps' recent actions were in conjunction with the congregation of Westboro Baptist Church; see Westboro's notable activities.^ Westboro Baptist church.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia�s School - Democratic Underground 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Westboro Baptist church is in Kansas.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2001, Phelps estimated that the WBC had held 40 pickets a week for the previous 10 years.^ Abigail Phelps: lawyer and employee at SRS-Youth and Adult Services, Juvenile Offender Program; 25 years old; 8th daughter; WBC member.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Timothy Phelps: lawyer and employee of the Shawnee County Department of Corrections; 30 years old; 5th son; WBC member.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jonathon Phelps: lawyer; 4th son; 34 years old; WBC member.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

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Religious beliefs

.Phelps describes himself as an old school Baptist, and states that he holds to all five points of Calvinism.^ His father, Fred Phelps, worked for the Maryland State Police and his mother, Deborah Sue "Debbie" Davisson Phelps, is a middle school principal.

^ Fred Phelps and what I guess were his family were there in all their "glory"; let's see what these self-described "Christians" have to say, shall we?
  • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Reverend Fred Phelps: lawyer and Baptist minister; head of the Westboro Baptist Church; 64 years old.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

[26] .Phelps particularly highlights John Calvin's doctrine of unconditional election, the belief that God has elected certain people for salvation before birth, and limited atonement, the belief that Christ only died for the elect, and condemns those who believe otherwise.^ God’s wrath on those who do not believe.

^ I only clarify this because I believe it is your DUTY to explain such an aspect to people who are not familiar with the gospel who can be won, given the proper tools and knowledge.

^ Reply DaffySaffy says: July 1, 2009 at 3:51 am Possibly because there are enough people on earth who hate those things already?
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[27]
Phelps views Arminianism (particularly the views of the Methodist theologian William Munsey) as a "worse blasphemy and heresy than that heard in all filthy Saturday night fag bars in the aggregate in the world."[28] In addition to John Calvin, Phelps admires Martin Luther, Bob Jones, Sr., John Gill, and has stated that "what this country needs is 50 Jonathan Edwardses turned loose in it."[29] Fred Phelps particularly holds to equal ultimacy, believing that "God Almighty makes some willing and he leads others into sin," although Phelps denies being a hyper-Calvinist.[30]
.Phelps is against common practices like Sunday school meetings, Bible colleges and seminaries, and multi-denominational crusades,[31] although he attended Bob Jones University and worked with Billy Graham in his Los Angeles Crusade before Graham changed his views on a literal Hell and salvation outside of Jesus Christ.^ We are not to judge the salvation of men, for this is the work of Christ.
  • The Battalion 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.thebatt.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He pleaded guilty to driving while impaired the following month and was granted probation before judgment and ordered to serve 18 months' probation , fined $250, obligated to speak to high school students about drinking and driving and had to attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) meeting.

^ "As a Baptist and a Christian I find Mr. Phelps comments to be totally outside of the commands of Jesus ..."
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Phelps considers Graham the greatest false prophet since Balaam, and also condemns large church leaders such as Robert Schuller and Jerry Falwell, in addition to all current Catholics.^ In nearly all cases, I resort to the history and traditions of my Church, and its teaching, on such matters.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ But Christians and Catholics follow Christ’s words and all it’s leaders are merely there to serve those Words.
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, for such a small church/cult, the Phelps’ do seem to have sufficient bank to travel the world to picket ALL the big events.
  • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[32]
.Many other Calvinists, such as James White,[33] do not acknowledge Phelps, and regard his church as a cult.^ Later James, as head of the Jerusalem Church, decided that Gentiles would not have to be circumcised if they obeyed the other laws of Judaism.
  • Radio: Phelps Will Protest Ledger's Funeral | Drudge Retort 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was a freind of Emily's and I got to St. Joes church and I'll be at the funeral along with many other people i know.

^ For many years, his law office was also located in the residence Fred Phelps insists is still his 'church'.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

Allegations of abuse and cult behavior

.Two of his sons, Mark and Nate, allege that their father is a child abuser who repeatedly beat them with a leather strap and a mattock handle (similar to an axe handle).^ But this one has four: Nate and Mark rebelled, accepting they'd be turned back from the gates of heaven by their father who was acting as St. Peter's proxy.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ (Ezekiel 9:5-7 NLT) "Suppose a man has a stubborn, rebellious son who will not obey his father or mother, even though they discipline him.
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jonathon Phelps, who admits he beats his wife and four children, for emphasis reads from Proverbs, 13:24: "He that spareth his rod, hateth his son.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

[34] .They insist that the church is actually a carefully planned cult that allows Phelps to see himself as a demigod, wielding absolute control over the lives of his family and congregants, essentially turning them into slaves that he can use for the sole purpose of gratifying his every whim and acting as the structure for his delusion that he is the only righteous man on Earth.^ I mean its insane - and kind of random that everyone was ready to pulverize this group of hatemongers and hate them and it turned out everyone played right into their hands!

^ Denotes a Phelps child who has left the family cult.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Regardless of what happens with the church group, both the Calderon family and the Burke family said they appreciate the community's help through this trying time.

[35] .In 1995, Mark Phelps wrote a letter to the people of Topeka to this effect; it was run in the Topeka Capital-Journal.^ Phelps was eight months pregnant with Mark when Pastor Leaford Cavin at the Eastside Baptist Church in Topeka invited Fred to come and preach.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "We'd run from the courthouse in Topeka, down Highway 40 to the courthouse in Lawrence," says Mark.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tanya wrote on Apr 9, 2008 9:47 PM: " I am from Topeka Ks and I truely cannot believe that these people exist anywhere in the world!

[36] .The children's claim is partially backed up by B.H. McAllister, the Baptist minister who ordained Phelps.^ At best, Phelps is a “cafeteria christian” who has completely screwed up, spitting in the only dish he wishes to serve, while ignoring the meat and potatoes of real Christianity.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ I do feel sorry for the devout Baptists who have to put up with that G-d Servant of the Anti-Christ passing himself off as one of their own.
  • Westboro Baptist Church won’t let Heath rest in peace at Larvatus Prodeo 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC larvatusprodeo.net [Source type: General]

^ A local Baptist minister provided them food and lodging (B.H. McAlister, who would later ordain Phelps).
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

.McAllister said in a 1993 interview that Phelps developed a delusion wherein he was one of the few people on Earth worthy of God's grace and that everyone else in the world was going to Hell, and that salvation or damnation could be directly obtained by either aligning with or opposing him.^ Does God love the people in hell?

^ You sickos going to hell said .

^ If you start questioning this verse, then you’ll start questioning why people have to go to hell, and a whole can of worms opens up.

As of 2006, Phelps maintains this belief.[35] .Phelps and his family picket approximately six locations every day, including many in Topeka and some events farther afield.^ Fred Phelps has no more than 100 suporters, many of whom are family members.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Said Phelps upon setting his seventh-straight Olympic record of the Games in as many events, "Dream as big as you can dream, and anything is possible ...

^ So, for such a small church/cult, the Phelps’ do seem to have sufficient bank to travel the world to picket ALL the big events.
  • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.On Sundays, up to 15 churches may receive pickets.^ The “church” is also keeping up its hideous habit of picketing the funerals of dead servicemen and women.
  • Westboro Baptist Church won’t let Heath rest in peace at Larvatus Prodeo 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC larvatusprodeo.net [Source type: General]

^ My brother got beaten up in front of our church for pushing through their picket on the church steps.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[37] .By their own count, WBC has conducted over 30,000 pickets, in all 50 states, in over 500 cities and towns.^ We are all marked with this sickness, so ashamed at the state of our own consciousness that we burden ourselves with seeking out methods to alleviate the pain and suffering of others.
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WBC teams have picketed all over the United States, and internationally (including Canada, Jordan and Iraq).

[38] Their travel budget exceeds $200,000 annually.[39]
.Nate has alleged that his father's violence toward his mother and his family was due to an addiction to amphetamines and barbiturates, which Phelps used to help meet the demands of law school.^ His father, Fred Phelps, worked for the Maryland State Police and his mother, Deborah Sue "Debbie" Davisson Phelps, is a middle school principal.

^ Last year, Nate Phelps, sixth of Pastor Phelps' 13 children, accused his father of child abuse in the national media.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I can’t help but wonder what family gatherings are like in the Phelps home–i.e.
  • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

The stress of schoolwork, combined with the difficulties faced by the simultaneous use of uppers and downers, heightened Phelps' "quick, violent, and indiscriminate" temper.[40]

The Laramie Project

Phelps giving an interview about The Laramie Project in 2000
.Many of Westboro's pickets revolve around the play The Laramie Project; Phelps says he consistently sends his followers across the country to picket every performance he finds out about.^ I remember when I found out what the Laramie Project was about when I audtioned for it.
  • God hates fag! Do you? My interview with Westboro Baptist Chur... - dennis minner's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In a matter of hours Keith was able to get thousands of dollars pledged for every minute Phelps and his people were out there being jerks.
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ A man fames for sending his cult to the street with disinformation about what the Democratic Party believes in and says to pump him up at Democratic Party expense.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia�s School - Democratic Underground 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[41][42] .The play documents the reaction of the people of Laramie, Wyoming, to the murder of Matthew Shepard.^ Westboro came to prominence when its members protested at the funeral of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student murdered by two other men.
  • WORLD Magazine | Banning a bully | John Dawson | Apr 29, 06 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.worldmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Phelps is a character in the play and is portrayed negatively.^ So the funny thing is that I'm not sure I know what Phelps looks like, but when I hear his name, I picture the very creepy actor they had playing that character on that show.
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

When the play was made into a movie by HBO, Phelps and the WBC traveled to New York City to picket the HBO home offices with signs reading "United You'll Fall."[43] Said Phelps:
The Laramie Project is a tawdry bit of banal fag melodrama—sordid, cheap, unaffecting, drearily predictable—without the least artistic or literary merit or redeeming social value. .Indeed, its only purpose is to promote sinful, soul-damning sodomy by playing on the sick, maudlin emotions of doomed, godless America and thereby to recruit ill-bred teenagers to lives of sin, shame, disease, death and hell.^ This is the only sin to which America is seriously contemplating giving civil rights.

^ Sin was punishable by death, and that is why an animal died to cover the shame of Adam and Eve.
  • Radio: Phelps Will Protest Ledger's Funeral | Drudge Retort 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Love the sinner hate the sin” So you are telling people they are damned because they don’t believe your sick twisted views???

[44]

Political views

.Phelps' stated political views and activities are primarily driven by his view that the United States is "a sodomite nation of flag-worshiping idolators."^ In response, Phelps noted that he had signed up for Project Believe, a project by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in which U.S. Olympians can volunteer to be tested in excess of the World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines.

^ He has characterized the United States as a nation of "homosexual crusaders" and has linked his desire to kill Americans to his devout Islamic belief.
  • WORLD Magazine | Banning a bully | John Dawson | Apr 29, 06 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.worldmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Michael Phelps official website Biography at USA Swimming Michael Phelps at the United States Olympic Committee .

[45]

Anti-gay

.In the movie Hatemongers, members of the Westboro Baptist Church claim their children were being "accosted" by homosexuals in Gage Park, about half-a-mile from the Phelps' home.^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Westboro Baptist Church is another matter.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Westboro Baptist church is in Kansas.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shirley Phelps-Roper claims that in the late 1980s Fred Phelps even witnessed a homosexual attempting to lure her then five-year-old son Joshua into some shrubbery.^ Yeah, Shirley Phelps-Roper is all over it.
  • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shirley Phelps-Roper: lawyer at Phelps Chartered; 36 years old; 3rd daughter.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fred was only five years old.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

[46] .After several complaints to the local government about the large amount of homosexual sex occurring in the park, with no resulting action, the Phelps put up signs warning of homosexual activity.^ Rachel Brekhus, an MU librarian, put up a temporary Web site to allow people to pledge a certain amount per minute of the Westboro picket to raise money for The Center Project, a local gay community center.
  • Fighting hate with peace - ColumbiaTribune.com 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "I would love to see someone...with a picket sign that read."Phelps is Fixated on Gay Sex" Better yet..."The Pastor Doth Protest Too Much!"
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ Eventually Phelps and the other anti-homosexual protesters were forced to pack up their “Fags Doom Nations” and “You’re Going To Hell” signs and leave town.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

This resulted in much negative attention towards the family. .When the Phelps called on local churches to speak against the activity in Gage Park, the churches also lashed against the Phelps family, leading to the family protesting homosexuality on a regular basis.^ Ya really gotta wonder about a deranged whackjob (Fred Phelps) who is soooooooooo flamingly homophobic he recruits all his inbred family to his “cause” and calls the whole sick mess a “church”.
  • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ The family who won the multi-million dollar judgment against the church should size property.
  • Radio: Phelps Will Protest Ledger's Funeral | Drudge Retort 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People like Phelps probably feel that homosexuality challenges their core beliefs on family and structure.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[18][47]
.In 2005, Phelps and his family held a signature drive to bring about a vote to repeal a law that protected homosexuals from workplace discrimination; they collected over 6000 signatures, enough to bring the measure to a vote.^ But again the fighting Pastor Phelps taught himself enough about the law to successfully contest the decision before the Board of Tax Appeals.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Basically Christ came, told everyone to stop worrying about the letter of the law and to start getting along with each other and stop killing each other, and then they killed him for it.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply Report They condemn pedophiles using Michael Jackson's music: think an instant that these people vote, drive cars, have children...
  • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the aftermath of the election, 64 individuals who'd signed the petition came forward to state that Phelps' family had lied to them about what they were signing, and asked that their names be removed.^ When asked to remove them in class, they declined.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As for Phelps and his family, they sicken me.
  • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In response, Phelps noted that he had signed up for Project Believe, a project by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in which U.S. Olympians can volunteer to be tested in excess of the World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines.

[48]
.Also in 2005, Phelps' granddaughter Jael was an unsuccessful candidate for Topeka's City Council; she was seeking to replace Tiffany Muller, the first openly gay member of the Topeka City Council.^ In Casper, Wyoming they removed a Ten Commandments statue from the city park in order to deny Fred Phelps an opportunity to erect a monument condemning gays.
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ Learning of the suit, members of Topeka's anti-Phelps underground delivered a certified copy of the lawsuit to a copy shop near the courthouse.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fred Phelps, pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in the Kansas capital of Topeka, since 1990 has also been an unsuccessful candidate for mayor, governor, and United States Senator.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

[49]

Anti-Semitism

Phelps was cited by the Anti-Defamation League for his numerous anti-Semitic comments:[50] On General Wesley Clark and John Kerry (of Jewish descent):
.His Christ-rejecting, God-hating Jew blood bubbled to the surface.^ I am a Christian, and I have seen true followers of Christ, and I can tell you that neither they nor I think that God hates fags or any of the other crude things they protest against.
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The members of Christ’s church (aka The Westboro Baptist Church) cry aloud in this music video, causing the people of the world to know their abominations: God Hates the World!
  • Westboro Baptist Church won’t let Heath rest in peace at Larvatus Prodeo 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC larvatusprodeo.net [Source type: General]

^ At least you are not doing anything quite as bad as God Hates the World which is the opposite message of love and kindness taught by Jesus Christ in the bible.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Yes, like his boss [John] Kerry, Clark is a Jew... .That these two turds are Jews would not matter—except when they ask for supreme political power and spit in the Face of God, pushing for same-sex marriage, threatening to bring down God’s wrath on us as on Sodom—then some inquiries are in order.^ I have no problem with two loving, consenting adults of the same sex entering into a partnership that they consider solid and sacred.
  • Fighting hate with peace - ColumbiaTribune.com 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We are a free country after all, and how is that two people of the same sex showing their animal magnatism and or love for one another hurting me?
  • That’s not what i said… - Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC punditkitchen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But let’s look at the facts: (1) If given an OVERT choice, they would reject hell, (2) God created hell, (3) God has the power to decide who will and will not go to hell, (4) God has decided that anyone who doesn’t accept His Son will go to hell, hence (5) God is sending the unsaved to hell.

Beware! ."Jews killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men; forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always; for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.^ Romans 6:23 > > For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We find in the Old Testament of the Jews that God gave the Israelites a Sisyphean task, If they kept all of The Mosaic Law, God would shower them with long life and the many blessings which Moses delineated.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In Yeshua’s (Jesus’s) day they asked him, ‘Are you the Prophet whose coming is foretold?’ .
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

1 Thess. 2:14." Apostate fags and Jews certain to bring God’s wrath.
Homosexuals and Jews dominated Nazi Germany... just as they now dominate this doomed U.S.A... The Jews now wander the earth despised, smitten with moral and spiritual blindness by a divine judicial stroke... .And God has smitten Jews with a certain unique madness, whereby they are an astonishment of heart, a proverb, and a byword (the butt of jokes and ridicule) among all peoples whither the Lord has driven and scattered them...^ God loves all people.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ God loves all his people.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It seems that another method people use is to condemn and ridicule them, trying to do all in their power to hurt these people.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

.Jews, thus perverted, out of all proportion to their numbers energize the militant sodomite agenda...^ When Jesus came, he welcomed all people, Jews and Gentiles, rendering many Jewish laws and customs pointless and out of date.
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

.The American Jews are the real Nazis (misusers and abusers of governmental power) who hate God and the rule of law.^ God hates and who he doesn't hate?
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If I were to ask them what is the purpose of the Mosaic Covenant, many would say that these Mosaic Laws are rules of good conduct that we must keep to be all that God wants us to be.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A real Christian would know that God doesn't hate anyone.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Anti-Catholicism

.Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church claim that the Roman Catholic Church is a "fag church", accuse Catholics of being idolators, and states that a large part of the Catholic priesthood are either active homosexuals, active pedophiles, or both.^ Westboro Baptist church.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia�s School - Democratic Underground 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Westboro Baptist Church is another matter.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Westboro Baptist church is in Kansas.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[51]
On April 3, 2005, the day after the death Pope John Paul II, Phelps dedicated a service to celebrating the longtime pontiff's death. .In his sermon, Phelps said: "You don't think he split Hell wide open?^ You don’t know what God thinks.
  • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ You don't know what God thinks!
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What the hell do you think you're doing?
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.We're the only one's [sic] telling the truth about that son of a bitch."^ They will regret their behavior, but only after God tells tham that they spend not one iota of time practicing Christian values.
  • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ That seems to be the theme of your blog , and I have little doubt that it gives people a lot of solace to know that they're not the only ones to give a damn about their gay friends, relatives, and neighbors.
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ So we only have the one sermon at eleven-thirty," Margie tells how their household was abuzz with political bull sessions.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

.That day, a photo of John Paul II also appeared on Westboro Baptist Church's godhatesfags.com website.^ Westboro Baptist church.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia�s School - Democratic Underground 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Westboro Baptist Church is another matter.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

It was altered to depict the pope with horns emanating from his forehead. A caption read:
Deal with it, you idolatrous morons! The pope is in Hell. .Westboro Baptist Church members are competent expert witnesses, having picketed hundreds of Catholic churches in all fifty states over the past fourteen years.^ Westboro Baptist church.
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^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
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^ The Westboro Baptist Church is another matter.
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.We will bear witness on Judgment Day: Catholics are the meanest, most violent people on Earth, and their churches are filled with filthy fag priests.^ You know I was under the impression that his god and church preach the love of god to everyone even accused "sinners" People will do anything for 5 minutes in the limelight now a days, even priests too I guess.
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^ This video pushes people away from God and does not represent what most churches are like.
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^ I've continued to learn from these people for almost a decade now - most of them doctorate degreed - and each day I'm more and more amazed by what Christianity really is supposed to be.
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On John Paul II's watch, the Catholic Church became the CHURCH OF THE HOLY PEDOPHILES and sodomite feces and semen replaced bread and wine."
.The Westboro Baptist Church also maintains the priestsrapeboys.com website.^ Westboro Baptist church.
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^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
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^ Westboro Baptist church is in Kansas.
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Anti-Swedish

.Phelps and the Westboro church run the website godhatessweden.com.^ Reply Report Michael Moore visits Westboro Baptist Church: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra_fAYl4Th4 .
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^ In Bill Clinton’s second presidential campaign, Phelps and the Westboro church also opposed Clinton and Gore because of the administration’s support for gay rights.
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^ Reverend Fred Phelps: lawyer and Baptist minister; head of the Westboro Baptist Church; 64 years old.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

.Phelps has declared that the heavy Swedish losses in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, initially overestimated to be near 20,000, were God's punishment of Sweden for the promotion of homosexuality.^ Fort Hood, are punishment from God for tolerance of homosexuality.
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^ God will send an earthquake to kill 7,000 people (Revelation 11:13).

^ I believe that God has better things to do with his time than to condemn homosexuals to Hell, after all, why would he make people this way only to punish them for it later.
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In particular, Phelps criticized Sweden's prosecution of Åke Green. .Phelps' website depicted a granite monument designed by himself that says that Green is a Christian martyr and Phelps announced plans to erect copies of the monument throughout the United States.^ Fred Phelps and what I guess were his family were there in all their "glory"; let's see what these self-described "Christians" have to say, shall we?
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^ Fred Phelps, pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in the Kansas capital of Topeka, since 1990 has also been an unsuccessful candidate for mayor, governor, and United States Senator.
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[52]
.In response, Green said "I think it is appalling that people say things like that, it is extremely unpleasant,” [53] which led to Phelps taking down the monument.^ I do not believe a thing this idiot Phelps says.
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^ It’s EXACTLY this practice that is responsible for people like Phelps.
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^ I get that people don't like her, but saying that she's the closest thing to the devil on earth..
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Anti-Irish

In 2003 Phelps turned his attacks on Ireland. In a sermon preached on July 29, 2007, in which he returned to the topic, he told his congregation that he had launched a website godhatesireland.com to "expose Ireland as the Emerald (now Pink) Isle of the Sodomite Damned, –saturated with fags and dykes at every level of society and government."[citation needed] His sermon was in response to the Literary and Historical Society, a debating society in University College Dublin, which invited him to participate in a debate on homosexual adoption. The invitation was made in error, and was withdrawn within a few days. He told his congregation that in the past he had
...warned .America about Ireland’s sad, sick, sodomite culture and fag Irish Senator David Norris’ case before the European Court of Human Rights.^ The part that starts right about 5 minutes in is utterly terrifying and sad.
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^ E2%80%99s-human-rights-kangaroo-court/ .
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(Incidentally, the “Openly-Gay” Irish Senator Norris was represented before that Strasbourg European Court, by the famous Irish President, Mary Robinson.) .We warned that WBC has had lots of experience with Ireland’s militant sodomite citizenry, steeped for many decades in ignorant, blind, idolatrous Catholicism, belching out their vile fagspeak, slander, and blasphemy against God and His Word—cursing WBC members as guests on Dublin talk-radio shows.^ The many sodomites that infest this board I suspect may be members of the vile parody site Westboro Baptist who use their twisted reverse psychology by pretending to bash sodomites in hopes of converting the unsuspecting to their offensive lifestyle.

^ So, for you to automatically assume one is sweet without knowing her — when God acknowledged many are not sweet — is utter blasphemy.

^ Note this is a peaceful protest and we have no inttention to even talk to the members of WBC. Our goal is to limit the effects of the church on the family.

.Remember, Martin Luther said Catholic churches, seminaries and monasteries are nothing but sodomite whorehouses filled with unnatural brute beasts and devils.^ One woman, a librarian at the Meridian Public Library, said she remembers Phelps and went to school and church with him.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He said the family did nothing wrong and he said he believed the church group had no reasonable cause to attending the funeral other than to draw attention to themselves.

We warned that the very leprechauns of Ireland are likely to be fags![54]
Phelps' attack on former president Mary Robinson and Senator David Norris, both widely respected figures, drew ridicule in Ireland.

Against flag idolatry

.Fred Phelps refers to the United States as "A sodomite nation of flag-worshipping idolators."^ The The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 by l , unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License .
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^ You have become a fag-filled nation of flag worshipers and necromancers.
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^ The woman Fred Phelps has referred to as 'his dear old aunt' died in a head-on collision in 1951 as she was driving back to Meridian from a nearby town.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

.Military funerals are pagan orgies of idolatrous blasphemy where they pray to the dunghill gods of Sodom and play taps to a fallen fool, 'They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother!^ WTF Is this i thought christians aren't supposed to diss other Btw didn't they say god hates everyoneso what is the point of this song?
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^ God loves everyone and she has no right to speak for Him unless God Himself says she can.
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^ The passage didn’t say they were demon possesed, just handicapped, and God only allowed the best to enter into the holy place.

or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his glory! He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.' Jer. 22:18&19.[55]

Freedom of speech

.Phelps is critical of laws against hate speech pertaining to homosexuality as sin.^ Recently, Pastor Phelps has added a corollary to this thesis that God hates the human race: God reserves His most pure and profound hatred for the homosexuals among the Adamic race.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Why does Fred Phelps hate homosexuals?
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^ But none of the protesters showed up at the funeral this week, perhaps because they risked arrest under Canada’s hate-speech law.
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.Hate speech laws in Sweden, resulting in the trial of Pastor Åke Green, and Canada are given particular emphasis by Phelps.^ Canada, in fact, has a Human Rights Commission which will punish what it considers “hate speech.” Like most such bodies, it’s ideologically driven, of course, considering “hate” to be “what we disagree with.” .
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^ The boys were selling candy in Highland Park when they learned from their mom during a rest break the Pastor Phelps would not go on trial for beating his children.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But none of the protesters showed up at the funeral this week, perhaps because they risked arrest under Canada’s hate-speech law.
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.Phelps has used the term "homo-fascist" to describe countries with such laws.^ My Bible doesn’t record any instance of His using the term “filthy ways” to describe them.
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^ I’ve coined a new term for Phelps and all of his fellow ‘Christian’ homos - “Jesus Fags.” .
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Phelps family adults all hold law degrees and they ain’t afraid to use them.
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Democratic Party

.Phelps has run in various Kansas Democratic Party primaries five times, but has never won.^ Phelps claims to be a Democrat and has run for office (but never been elected) in that party's primary in Kansas.
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^ Phelps has frequently run for public office — for governor in 1990, ‘94, and ‘98, for the Senate in ‘92 — always losing the primaries by a landslide.
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^ Phelps supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic Party primary election.
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.These included races for governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving about 15 percent of the vote in 1998.[57] In the 1992 Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate, Phelps received 31 percent of the vote.^ Phelps supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic Party primary election.
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^ Fred Phelps, pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in the Kansas capital of Topeka, since 1990 has also been an unsuccessful candidate for mayor, governor, and United States Senator.
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[58] Phelps ran for mayor of Topeka in 1993[59] and 1997.[60]

Support for Al Gore

.Phelps supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic Party primary election.^ Al Gore has had dinner at Phelps house!
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^ Al Gore supports gay rights.
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^ Phelps supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic Party primary election.
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[61] .In his 1984 Senate race, Gore opposed a "gay bill of rights" and stated that homosexuality was not something that "society should affirm".[62] Phelps has stated that he supported Gore because of these earlier comments.^ In his 1984 Senate race, Gore opposed a “gay bill of rights” and stated that homosexuality was not something that “society should affirm”.
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^ In Bill Clinton’s second presidential campaign, Phelps and the Westboro church also opposed Clinton and Gore because of the administration’s support for gay rights.
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^ Phelps has stated that he supported Gore because of these earlier comments.
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[63] .According to Phelps, members of the Westboro Baptist Church helped run Gore's 1988 campaign in Kansas.^ According to Phelps, members of the Westboro Baptist Church helped run Gore’s 1988 campaign in Kansas.
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^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
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^ The Westboro Baptist Church is another matter.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

.Phelps' son, Fred Phelps Jr., hosted a Gore fundraiser at his home in Topeka and was a Gore delegate to the 1988 Democratic National Convention.^ Fred Phelps is – and always has been – a Democrat.
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^ In 1988, Phelps housed campaign workers for Al Gore’s first presidential run; in 1989, his eldest son, Fred Jr., hosted a fundraiser for Gore’s Senate campaign at his home.
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^ A little research would tell you that Phelps is a Democrat, was a prominent fund-raiser for Bill Clinton and Al Gore, and was Kansas state chairman for the Al Gore presidential campaign in 1988.
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[15] .Gore spokesman Dag Vega declined to comment, saying "We are not dignifying those stories with a response."^ Gore spokesman Dag Vega declined to comment; “We are not dignifying those stories with a response.”[44] .
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^ Gore spokesman Dag Vega declined to comment; "We are not dignifying those stories with a response."
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Opposition to Al Gore, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Rodham Clinton

.During the 1992 presidential campaign, Phelps protested Hillary Rodham Clinton during a campaign speech in support of the Clinton-Gore ticket at the University of Kansas on October 14, 1992. In Bill Clinton's second presidential campaign, Phelps and the Westboro church also opposed Clinton and Gore because of the administration's support for gay rights.^ In Bill Clinton’s second presidential campaign, Phelps and the Westboro church also opposed Clinton and Gore because of the administration’s support for gay rights.
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^ Phelps has stated that he supported Gore because of these earlier comments.
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^ Al Gore supports gay rights.
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The entire Westboro congregation picketed a 1997 inaugural ball,[65] denouncing Gore as a "famous fag pimp."[66] In 1998, Westboro picketed the funeral of Gore's father, screaming vulgarities at .Gore and telling him, "your dad's in Hell."^ The entire Westboro congregation picketed a 1997 inaugural ball[45], denouncing Gore as a “famous fag pimp.”[46] In 1998, Westboro picketed the funeral of Gore’s father, screaming vulgarities at Gore and telling him, “your dad’s in Hell.”[46] .
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^ The entire Westboro congregation picketed a 1997 inaugural ball[40], denouncing Gore as a “famous fag pimp.”[41] In 1998, Westboro picketed the funeral of Gore’s father, screaming vulgarities at Gore and telling him, “your dad’s in Hell.
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^ Your really gonna focus on trying to tell people she is going to "hell".
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Saddam Hussein

In 2003, before the fall of Saddam Hussein during the Iraq War, Phelps wrote Saddam a letter praising his regime for being, in his opinion, "the only Muslim state that allows the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to be freely and openly preached on the streets."[67] Furthermore, he stated that he would like to send a delegation to Baghdad to "preach the Gospel" for one week. .Saddam granted permission, and a group of WBC congregants traveled to Iraq to protest against the U.S. The WBC members stood on the streets of Baghdad holding signs condemning both Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as anal sex.^ Hussein granted permission, and a group of WBC congregants traveled to Iraq to protest against the U.S. The WBC members stood on the streets of Baghdad holding signs condemning Bill and Hillary Clinton and anal sex.
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^ Note this is a peaceful protest and we have no inttention to even talk to the members of WBC. Our goal is to limit the effects of the church on the family.

^ While the origins of our organization can be traced back to a concerted effort to block the WBC, the Patriot Guard Riders are not a counter-protest group.

[68] .After Saddam was executed in 2006, Phelps released a video commentary that stated that both Saddam and Gerald Ford (who had died the same week) were now in Hell.^ After Saddam was hanged, Phelps released a video commentary that stated that both Saddam Hussein and Gerald Ford (who had died the same week) were now in Hell.
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^ But, after an illness of several months-those who still remember the family say it was throat cancer-Catherine Phelps died on September 3, 1935.
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^ One good thing happened this week: The Fred Phelps clan ended up not protesting at the funeral of a Canadian man who was beheaded on a Greyhound bus.
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Arrests and immigration restrictions

United States

Phelps was first arrested in 1951 and found guilty of misdemeanor battery after attacking a Pasadena police officer. .He has since been arrested for assault, battery, threats, trespassing, disorderly conduct, contempt of court, and several other charges; each time, he (along with Westboro and its other members) has filed suit against the city, the police, and the arresting officers.^ Observer wrote on Apr 9, 2008 1:45 PM: " Hopefully if Westboro members do show up, they will immediately be arrested and charged with contempt of court.

^ Brave Lez was tried for felony assault and several other counts.
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^ Until a city ordinance was passed against it, the Westboro warriors even picketed their opponents' homes.
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Though he has been able to avoid prison time, he has been convicted more than once:[69][70][71]
.Phelps' 1995 conviction for assault and battery carried a five-year prison sentence, with a mandatory 18 months to be served before he became eligible for parole.^ Five months after the Sydney Olympics, Phelps broke the world record in the 200 m butterfly to become, at 15 years and 9 months, the youngest man ever to set a swimming world record.

^ Bowman said, "It took me five years to get Michael from 1:46 to 1:42 and this guy has done it in 11 months.

Phelps fought to be allowed to remain free until his appeals process went through. .Days away from being arrested and sent to prison, a judge ruled that Phelps had been denied a speedy trial and that he was not required to serve any time.^ Really, I'd be fine whth schackling the lot of them in the prisoner's dock, And Judge Barney Frank lettin' the good times roll.....
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[70][71]

Canada

.Phelps has also claimed that his congregation, along with him, have been arrested in Canada for hate speech.^ Canada, in fact, has a Human Rights Commission which will punish what it considers “hate speech.” Like most such bodies, it’s ideologically driven, of course, considering “hate” to be “what we disagree with.” .
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^ Within weeks after receiving his new status, building, and congregation, Fred Phelps warmed on the hearth of Eastside's hospitality and but the hands that had helped him.
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^ One Phelps group was barred at the border from entering Canada, but another, covert group supposedly entered Canada and had its hate signs mailed into the country.
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[72] .This prompted the launch of http://www.godhatescanada.com.^ Reply Report Michael Moore visits Westboro Baptist Church: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra_fAYl4Th4 .
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^ Reply Report Just thought I'd remind everybody of this http://www.flickr.com/photos/froboy/3342742419/in/set-72157614979271411/ from the WBC Protest at UChicago .
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^ A blast from the past, here’s the incomparable Westboro crowd singing their hit song “God Hates the World” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQjLLPoxbKk .
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.He has also strongly opposed the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada and Canada's Supreme Court.^ Obedient Christians can't, in good conscience, allow homosexuality to continue via adoption and sanctifying same-sex marriage.
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^ Same sex marriage IS a civil rights issue.
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United Kingdom

.On February 18, 2009, two days before the Westboro Baptist Church's first ever UK picket, the UK Home Office announced that Fred Phelps and Shirley Phelps-Roper would be refused entry and that ‘other church members could also be flagged and stopped if they tried to enter Britain‘[73].^ Westboro Baptist Church protesters in June 2009 in California .
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The westboro Baptist church is a hateful organization and they will be picketing the funerals of the deceased teens.

^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

.In May 2009 he and his daughter Shirley were placed on the Home Office's "name and shame" list of people who had been barred from entering the UK for "fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence"[8].^ Reply DaffySaffy says: July 1, 2009 at 3:51 am Possibly because there are enough people on earth who hate those things already?
  • That’s not what i said… - Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC punditkitchen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is a cult who has only used the word "Baptist" in its name to trick people into its fold.

^ Oh, they would actually have to defend themselves rather than have the people who gave their lives so they could protest and call them nasty names do it for them.
  • That’s not what i said… - Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC punditkitchen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Lawsuit against Westboro Baptist Church

.On March 10, 2006, WBC picketed the funeral of Lance Cpl.^ In March 2006, the group demonstrated in Westminster at the funeral of Lance Cpl.

^ The WBC picketed his funeral.

^ Apr 8, 2008 10:27 AM: " I have recently read the article about WBC, I think they are disgusting and very ignorant to even consider picketting at the funeral of these children.

Matthew A. Snyder, who died in a helicopter crash in Iraq. .On June 5, 2006, the Snyder family sued Fred Phelps, WBC, and unnamed others for defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.^ Last November, a jury found that the church intentionally inflicted emotional distress upon Matthew Snyder's father, Albert Snyder of York, Pa.

^ He sued Fred and WBC and won a million dollar judgement, Albert will never see it because they don't have it.
  • Radio: Phelps Will Protest Ledger's Funeral | Drudge Retort 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fred Phelps has no more than 100 suporters, many of whom are family members.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[74] .On October 31, 2007, WBC, Fred Phelps and his two daughters, Shirley Phelps-Roper and Rebekah Phelps-Davis, were found liable for invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.^ WBC and the deranged world of Fred Phelps.
  • Westboro Baptist Church won’t let Heath rest in peace at Larvatus Prodeo 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC larvatusprodeo.net [Source type: General]

^ Yeah, Shirley Phelps-Roper is all over it.
  • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to Wikipedia Megan Phelps-Roper is the daughter of Shirley Phelps-Roper which, in turn, is Fred Phelps' eldest daughter.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A federal jury awarded Snyder's father $2.9 million in compensatory damages, then later added a decision to award $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and an additional $2 million for causing emotional distress (A total of $10. 9 million).^ Last November, a jury found that the church intentionally inflicted emotional distress upon Matthew Snyder's father, Albert Snyder of York, Pa.

[75][76] The organization said it wouldn't change its message because of the verdict.
The lawsuit named Albert Snyder, father of Matthew Snyder, as the plaintiff and Fred W. Phelps, Sr.; Westboro Baptist Church, Inc.; Rebekah Phelps-Davis; and Shirley Phelps-Roper as defendants, alleging that they were responsible for publishing defamatory information about the Snyder family on the Internet, including statements that Albert and his wife had "raised [Matthew] for the devil" and taught him "to defy his Creator, to divorce, and to commit adultery." Other statements denounced them for raising their son Catholic. .Snyder further complained the defendants had intruded upon and staged protests at his son's funeral.^ Complain that Maryland does Not have a law against groups protesting at funerals.

.The claims of invasion of privacy and defamation arising from comments posted about Snyder on the Westboro website were dismissed on First Amendment grounds, but the case proceeded to trial on the remaining three counts.^ I wrote a post about their website long ago.
  • Westboro Baptist Church won’t let Heath rest in peace at Larvatus Prodeo 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC larvatusprodeo.net [Source type: General]

.Albert Snyder, the father of Marine Lance Cpl.^ Last November, a jury found that the church intentionally inflicted emotional distress upon Matthew Snyder's father, Albert Snyder of York, Pa.

Matthew A. Snyder, testified:
.
They turned this funeral into a media circus and they wanted to hurt my family.^ Let the families do what they want and need.

^ It has been suggested that Christians request from the family to attend the funeral officially so they mind stand in the cemetery blocking the view and providing a sound proof barrier of flesh.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Well, sure enough, things got into the "heated" range as they were successful in drawing me out of my cloak of passivity with their hate.
  • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

.They wanted their message heard and they didn't care who they stepped over.^ Permalink “They can call themselves what they want, but their message is not Christ’s.” .
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ They can call themselves what they want, but their message is not Christ’s.” .
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ A lot of religious people who you’ll find posting on a message board like this think they are an expert on one holy book or another.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

My son should have been buried with dignity, not with a bunch of clowns outside.
.In his instructions to the jury U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett stated that the First Amendment protection of free speech has limits, including vulgar, offensive and shocking statements, and that the jury must decide "whether the defendant's actions would be highly offensive to a reasonable person, whether they were extreme and outrageous and whether these actions were so offensive and shocking as to not be entitled to First Amendment protection."^ It would seem that free speech has no limit.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MLD says: July 1, 2009 at 4:38 am No soldier has died to protect my first amendment rights in my lifetime.
  • That’s not what i said… - Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC punditkitchen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These arguments rely only on human reasoning, they do not invoke religious faith.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

See also Chaplinsky v. .New Hampshire, a case where certain personal slurs and obscene utterances by an individual were found unworthy of First Amendment protection, due to the potential for violence resulting from their utterance.^ MLD says: July 1, 2009 at 4:38 am No soldier has died to protect my first amendment rights in my lifetime.
  • That’s not what i said… - Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC punditkitchen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Remember what the 1st amendment was written for: not to protect the gov’t from the church (remember, the Constitution is a limitation on the STATE, not on individuals or private entities) but to protect the church from the government.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ On August 14, 2004 he won his first Olympic gold, in the 400 m individual medley, setting another new world record (4:08.26).

WBC sought a mistrial based on alleged prejudicial statements made by the judge and violations of the gag order by the plaintiff's attorney. An appeal was also sought by the WBC. WBC has said that it is thankful for the verdict.
On February 4, 2008, Bennett upheld the ruling but reduced the punitive damages from $8 million to $2.1 million. The total judgment then stood at $5 million. .Court liens were ordered on church buildings and Phelps' law office in an attempt to ensure that the damages were paid.^ But if the Westboro Baptist Church's gang of urchin vendors is remembered for anything by law enforcement officials, it is their alleged raid on the general offices of the Santa Fe Railroad.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For many years, his law office was also located in the residence Fred Phelps insists is still his 'church'.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So, too, was his domicile: In 1960, the Eastside Baptist Church, holder of the original lien on the property at Westboro, attempted to foreclose and evict Phelps.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.An appeal by WBC was heard on September 24, 2009. The federal appeals court ruled in favor of Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church, stating that their picket near the funeral of Cpl.^ Westboro Baptist Church protesters in June 2009 in California .
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The westboro Baptist church is a hateful organization and they will be picketing the funerals of the deceased teens.

^ Westboro Baptist church.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia�s School - Democratic Underground 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Matthew A. Snyder is protected speech and did not violate the privacy of the service member's family, reversing the lower court's $5 million judgment.^ Last week, a federal judge issued liens against the church and ordered two of its members to post cash bonds while they appeal the $5 million judgment resulting from the church's protest at Snyder's funeral.

^ The family who won the multi-million dollar judgment against the church should size property.
  • Radio: Phelps Will Protest Ledger's Funeral | Drudge Retort 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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A writ of certiorari was granted on an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, so the case will come up for review in the court's next term in October 2010.[79]

People targeted by Fred Phelps

.Since the early 1990s, Phelps has targeted several individuals and groups in the public eye for criticism by the Westboro Baptist Church after their deaths.^ Westboro Baptist church.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia�s School - Democratic Underground 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Westboro Baptist Church is another matter.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

.Prominent examples include President Ronald Reagan, Diana, Princess of Wales, Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, National Football League star Reggie White, Sonny Bono, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, atheists, Islam and Muslims, murdered college student Matthew Shepard, the late children's television host Fred Rogers, the late Australian actor Heath Ledger, Jews,[80] Catholics, Swedes, the Irish and US soldiers killed in Iraq.^ I firmly believe that Jesus Christ called us to love one another.

^ For example, the temple worship with animal sacrifices in the OT. This symbolism was fulfilled in perfection in the ultimate death of Jesus Christ and we no longer needed a blood sacrifice.
  • Radio: Phelps Will Protest Ledger's Funeral | Drudge Retort 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Heath Ledger was a true aussie legend, and now this 'church' is trying to spit all over his good name and reputation.
  • Perez Hilton: Hate Church To Picket Ledger's Funeral 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He has also targeted the Joseph Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington, Massachusetts, center of the David Parker controversy. In 2007 he stated that he would target the late Rev. Jerry Falwell's funeral.[81]
.Shirley Phelps-Roper, a daughter of Fred Phelps, has appeared on Fox News, defending the WBC and attacking homosexuality.^ Yeah, Shirley Phelps-Roper is all over it.
  • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to Wikipedia Megan Phelps-Roper is the daughter of Shirley Phelps-Roper which, in turn, is Fred Phelps' eldest daughter.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That means that Megan Phelps-Roper is Fred Phelps' granddaughter, not his daughter as stated in this news article.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She and her children have also appeared on the Howard Stern radio show to promote their agenda and church.^ These people aren't showing His love…they're promoting hate and show the very reason why so many people don't go to church.
  • Perez Hilton: Hate Church To Picket Ledger's Funeral 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, every time they appear, they are the subjects of ridicule and taunting.^ Any time a voice stepped in that said don't do it (I think every post empathized wth the family) it was like they were shunned from the posts.

^ Often times, the destruction cannot be scientifically linked directly to the homosexuality; however, they were still destroyed.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

In a recent video sermon, Phelps targeted comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, claiming that they are among the "scoffers and mockers" referred to in the Bible, and used them as evidence that we are in the "last of the Last Days." He was particularly critical of Colbert's Emmy Awards show performance, in which Colbert, tongue-in-cheek, called the Hollywood audience "Godless sodomites."[82] He compared Colbert's comments to the "blaspheming comics" of Sodom and Gomorrah and referred to both Colbert and Stewart as "sacrilegious buffoons."
.Phelps' followers have repeatedly protested the University of Kansas School of Law's graduation ceremonies.^ Lynne reported that Phelps was in the area to protest, among other things, Lexington High School's graduation ceremonies because of the school's strong gay/straight alliance group; and Dracut's Englesby Intermediate School because the subject of a 12-year-old girl's winning Women in History essay was Ellen DeGeneres .
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ Phelps was editor of the Law Review and star of the school's moot court.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A gathering of Christians to protest Phelps would put the Christians on the same level as Phelps in the eyes of God and the eyes of the Law.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

.In August 2007, in the wake of the Minneapolis I-35W bridge collapse, Phelps and his congregation stated that they will protest at the funerals of the victims.^ The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., plans to stage protests at funerals of victims of the 35W bridge collapse to state that God made the bridge fall because he hates America, and especially Minnesota, because of its tolerance of homosexuality.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply mothergoose says: June 30, 2009 at 6:51 am They came to our area to protest a soldier’s funeral.
  • That’s not what i said… - Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC punditkitchen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Permalink It would have been really nice had the patriot guard been formed when the phelps clan were protesting gay funerals.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

In a statement, the church said that Minneapolis is the "land of the Sodomite damned."[83]
Phelps has recently targeted singer Lady Gaga, whom he considers a "proud whore".[84]

Efforts to discourage funeral protests

Legislation

.On May 24, 2006, the United States House and Senate passed the Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act, which President Bush signed five days later.^ In response, Phelps noted that he had signed up for Project Believe, a project by the United States Anti-Doping Agency in which U.S. Olympians can volunteer to be tested in excess of the World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines.

^ Fred Phelps, pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in the Kansas capital of Topeka, since 1990 has also been an unsuccessful candidate for mayor, governor, and United States Senator.
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The act bans protests within 300 feet of national cemeteries—which numbered 122 when the bill was signed—from an hour before a funeral to an hour after it.^ Phelps’ protests at military funerals forced Congress to pass the Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act in 2006, which “ bars protests within 500 feet of a military cemetery from 60 minutes before to 60 minutes after a funeral if those protests involve disruptive noises or other disturbances.” Banned from military funerals, Phelps is excited to be taking his hate agenda to the victims in Minneapolis.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As I stated before, disability was not the sign of demon possession, but many who were demon possessed were caused to be disabled by the demons within them.

^ Some states have banned funeral protests altogether in response to these vile un-American hate mongers.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Violators face up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison.[85]
.As of April 2006, at least 17 states have banned protests near funeral sites immediately before and after ceremonies, or are considering it.^ Christina wrote on Apr 9, 2008 12:54 PM: " I think the church should be banned from the funeral- it's considered harassment.

^ I think that protesting something as touchy as a funeral being attended by angry teenagers could be considered "Inciting a Riot".

^ Find out where they are staying and go there before the funeral with signs, and hold a protest against them.

.These are: Illinois,[86][87] Indiana,[88] Iowa,[89] Kansas,[90] Kentucky,[91] Louisiana,[92] Maryland,[93] Michigan,[94] Missouri,[95] which passed the law, and Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma,[96] South Carolina,[97] South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.^ The state of Michigan passed a law specifically because of these people that you can't picket funerals.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kansas may be south of you, but we in the south tend to think of it as being in the mid-west.
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[98] Florida increased the penalty for disturbing military funerals, amending a previous ban on the disruption of lawful assembly.[99]
These bans have been contested. .Bart McQueary, having protested with Phelps on at least three occasions,[100] filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of Kentucky's funeral protest ban.^ Phelps’s 0.01-second finish ahead of Čavić prompted the Serbian delegation to file a protest.

^ Permalink It would have been really nice had the patriot guard been formed when the phelps clan were protesting gay funerals.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church is legendary for their hatred of gays and protests at the funerals of gay-bashing victims and soldiers in the U.S. military.
  • Westboro Baptist Church won’t let Heath rest in peace at Larvatus Prodeo 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC larvatusprodeo.net [Source type: General]

On September 26, 2006, a district court agreed and entered an injunction prohibiting the ban from being enforced.[100] In the opinion, the judge wrote:
.Sections 5(1)(b) and (c) restrict substantially more speech than that which would interfere with a funeral or that which would be so obtrusive that funeral participants could not avoid it.^ It was a heck of a lot easier to point people to something they already knew and could identify with than to make up more.
  • That’s not what i said… - Pundit Kitchen: Lol News and Lol Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and more 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC punditkitchen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You'll learn a hell of a lot more from 5 grams of psilocybin mushrooms than you would from reading the bible 1000 times.
  • Fighting hate with peace - ColumbiaTribune.com 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Phelps is not any more qualified to judge people than you or I. Freedom of speech is our legal right but we should also be considerate of others feelings.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

Accordingly, the provisions are not narrowly tailored to serve a significant government interest but are instead unconstitutionally overbroad.
.The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in Missouri on behalf of Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church to overturn the ban on the picketing of soldier's funerals.^ The westboro Baptist church is a hateful organization and they will be picketing the funerals of the deceased teens.

^ Westboro Baptist church.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia�s School - Democratic Underground 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

[101] The ACLU of Ohio also filed a similar lawsuit.[102]

Other responses

.WBC is listed as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.^ Apr 8, 2008 4:24 PM: " The WBC is a fundamentalist group trying to spread their hate, a cult if you will.

^ WBC is just another hate group wrapping themselves around religion and saying they are doing G-D work.The human shield is wonderful idea.

[7]
.To counter the Phelps protests at funerals of soldiers, a group of motorcycle riders has formed the Patriot Guard Riders to provide a nonviolent, volunteer buffer between the protesters and mourners.^ And here’s an interview with the Patriot Guard Riders: .
  • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Permalink It would have been really nice had the patriot guard been formed when the phelps clan were protesting gay funerals.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ And Pmom I would imagine that if a gay family asked the patriot guard to show up at a funeral they would but they were created in response to Phelps protesting military funerals that no one protested when they did gays exclusively nothing stopped the gays from forming their own groups, back then it would true that you didn’t hear much condemnation from the mainstream Christians either.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

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Phelps in the media

.The Phelps family was the subject of the TV programme The Most Hated Family in America; presented on the BBC by Louis Theroux.^ I'd most like to see is "God hates Phelps".
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ According to Mark, the physician who wrote those prescriptions delivered all or most of the Phelps children, and was their family doctor when they were growing up.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the foreground is one of Phelps' crew holding up a sign that says "God hates America".
  • Daily Kos: Kossack Kicks Fred Phelps' Ass! 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

[103] .In early 2007, Kevin Smith announced plans to produce a horror film entitled Red State featuring a religious extremist based on Phelps as a villain.^ Permalink Actually Vet the State of Kansas decided that the Phelps have to pay property on their church van since protesting isn’t a religious act but a political one.
  • Phelps protesters were no-shows in Canada | WE Blog | Wichita Eagle Blogs 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC blogs.kansas.com [Source type: General]

^ Penguins (20) Baltimore Ravens (19) Detroit Red Wings (19) Florida State Seminoles (19) Michael Phelps (19) WashingtonRedskins (19) Denver...

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Electoral history

Democratic primary for Governor of Kansas, 1990
Democratic primary for United States Senate, Kansas 1992
  • Gloria O'Dell: 111,015 (69.20%)
  • Fred Phelps: 49,416 (30.80%)
Democratic primary for Governor of Kansas, 1994
  • Jim Slattery: 84,389 (53.02%)
  • Joan Wagnon: 42,115 (26.46%)
  • James Francisco: 16,048 (10.08%)
  • Leslie Kitchenmaster: 11,253 (7.07%)
  • Fred Phelps: 5,349 (3.36%)
Democratic primary for Governor of Kansas, 1998
  • Tom Sawyer: 88,248 (85.28%)
  • Fred Phelps: 15,233 (14.72%)

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.xtra.ca/public/viewstory.aspx?AFF_TYPE=3&STORY_ID=5194&PUB_TEMPLATE_ID=3
  2. ^ http://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/scanner/archive/2008/01/23/homophobic-propagandist-fred-phelps-will-picket-heath-ledgers-funeral.aspx
  3. ^ Flamers, family & fanaticism
  4. ^ Homophobic Propagandist Fred Phelps Will Picket Heath Ledger's Funeral
  5. ^ Anti-Defamation League (2006). "Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church". http://www.adl.org/special_reports/wbc/default.asp. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  6. ^ Southern Poverty Law Center." The Year in Hate:2005". Accessed 5 October 2006.
  7. ^ a b Southern Poverty Law Center. Active U.S. Hate Groups in 2005. Accessed 5 October 2006.
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  28. ^ Sermon Outline, September 7, 2008
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  30. ^ Debate with John Rankin, Q&A session
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  42. ^ God Hates Fags. Flier archive 2004.
  43. ^ God Hates Fags. Photo Archive Accessed April 2, 2007(direct link to photo)
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External links

  • [1] - Phelps explains what "God Hates Fags" means.
For external links related to Westboro Baptist Church and not Phelps specifically, see this section.

Biographical information

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Fred Phelps, c. 2001
.Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, 1929) is an American pastor who is the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas which is notorious for its anti-homosexual protests.^ A frequent quote of Pastor Fred Phelps .
  • Addicted To Hate - The Fred Phelps Story 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fred Phelps is the founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas who also manages...
  • Fred Phelps vs. Comedy Central | SPIKE 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Westboro Baptist Church protesters in June 2009 in California .
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

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  • Mr. Rogers gave aid and comfort to homosexuals. .He was a man who preached tolerance of all sorts of people in ways that directly contradicted the Bible.^ While I don't think all of them have talent I admire them more than the people who are busy trying to take people's freedoms away.
    • Fred Phelps: "God Hates Gaga" - Democratic Underground 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Survive: streetsmart says...We know that Bigots ,Racists,Rapist ,Murderers, Pushers,Peddalers,Judges,Doctors and all sorts of people call columbia home.
    • Students question message of hate - ColumbiaTribune.com 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Its sad to see that people can be so rude and its horrible that the 19 year old (which is how old i am) was sort of "grand fathered" into believing it as that is all she has ever known...
    • God hates fag! Do you? My interview with Westboro Baptist Chur... - dennis minner's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    His syrupy teachings led millions astray. He was a wuss and he was an enabler of wusses. .
  • We wish our fellow Christian Warrior and ally Michael Savage godspeed in his crusade against the homosexual United Kingdom - a victory for him is a victory for us.^ Religion's just an excuse that allows him to justify his hate - and our complicity in allowing that to happen is something for Christians to examine seriously, no question.
    • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In our “tolerant” Christian nation, we tolerate people and groups like him because of the first amendment.
    • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'f anyone can get me the info on the protest so my fellow students and i can help defend against these heartless people, please e-mail me at XOXMSperfect@aol.com " .

    - Sermon, June 1, 2009

Quotations from Phelps' sermons

Concerning Snyder v. Westboro Baptist Church

“The .United States of America put the Westboro Baptist Church on trial for our deeply held religious beliefs – a thing that has never before, in the history of this nation, been done.^ Westboro Baptist church.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia�s School - Democratic Underground 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Westboro Baptist Church is another matter.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

[They] put us on trial for what we truly, deeply believe. .They don’t like it.^ They don’t like that.
  • Westboro Baptist Church won’t let Heath rest in peace at Larvatus Prodeo 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC larvatusprodeo.net [Source type: General]

^ They don’t know God like I do.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Read alot about them, but only seen what they wanted me to see, I don't like anything that they do, and all the stuff I've read was what they themselves had written.
  • God hates fag! Do you? My interview with Westboro Baptist Chur... - dennis minner's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They said in effect that if our preaching offended anybody, they could sue us – and get $10 million: ‘I don’t like that preaching.^ They don’t like that.
  • Westboro Baptist Church won’t let Heath rest in peace at Larvatus Prodeo 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC larvatusprodeo.net [Source type: General]

^ They don’t know God like I do.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Read alot about them, but only seen what they wanted me to see, I don't like anything that they do, and all the stuff I've read was what they themselves had written.
  • God hates fag! Do you? My interview with Westboro Baptist Chur... - dennis minner's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sue!’

“Mind you, in the New York Times v.
^ I personally do not care if in your mind you abstractly divide a second of time into an infinite number of imaginary segements.
  • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe you need to find a new minister that isn't so out of his mind.
  • Students question message of hate - ColumbiaTribune.com 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael Sokolove, Built to Swim (§19) , New York Times , 8 August 2004 ^ Parry, Steve (August 13, 2008).

Sullivan
case, [the courts] said that in political debate, speech can be robust, wide open, and uninhibited – for political debate! .How much more so for...old time gospel hellfire and damnation preaching?^ One from that time recalls Fred, Marge, 2 year-old Fred, Jr., and 10 month-old Mark were in the pews one Sunday with the rest of the congregation, listening to Cavin preach.
  • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Right now Satan is sod-a-something Fred with his something something, just sounds so much more how would like them to feel.
  • Students question message of hate - ColumbiaTribune.com 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: General]

^ It is far more plausible that his "creation" took a much longer time, and maybe we mistranslated somewhere.
  • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

Sermon, November 4, 2007

Other Quotes

These quotes came from an audio file of sermon clips on satanlovesfredphelps.com.[1]
.
  • "America is doomed and cursed by God irreversibly."
  • "It's too late to pray for America.^ One of the venues God is using to curse this nation is to kill its children - so our venue to warn this nation that america is doomed MUST be at those funerals of those dead children.
    • God hates fag! Do you? My interview with Westboro Baptist Chur... - dennis minner's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Meantime, God mocks DOOMED america and detestible Vermont for catering to the flesh of their citizens and forgetting God in all their ways and works.

    .It's a sin to pray for America."
  • "Hurricane Rita is an answer to the prayers of the suffering saints of Westboro Baptist Church."^ Learn how » Westboro Baptist Church .
    • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Westboro Baptist church is in Kansas.
    • Think Progress » Right-Wing Preacher Plans Funeral Protest Against Victims of Minneapolis Bridge Collapse 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Westboro Baptist Church is a good thing.
    • onegoodmove: God Hates The World 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC onegoodmove.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(Hurricane Katrina has also been cited on other sources)
  • "The Lord God Almighty killed [the people who died on 9/11], looked at them in the face, laughed and mocked at each one of them as he cast each one of them into hell."
  • "Nobody that's intelligent and that fears God will fly the American flag any way but upside-down, the international symbol of distress."
  • "All ye having business before this honorable [Supreme] Court draw nigh, give your attention and ye shall be heard.^ What's with the upside down canadian flag.
    • God Hates the World, by Westboro Baptist Church Boing Boing 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Who died and appointed you the Lord?

    ^ People say others are not close to god.
    • Westboro Baptist Church Continues ‘God Hates Lady Gaga’ Campaign - Megan Phelps records own version of “Poker Face” - Softpedia 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    No, no. Draw nigh and bend over. .I'm gonna rape you up the butt."
  • "The President of the United States gets his jollies masturbating horses."
  • "The hell with your flag.^ "Phelps' stated political views and activities are primarily driven by his view that the United States is, "a sodomite nation of flag-worshiping idolators."
    • Bill O'Reilly Wrongly Labeled Funeral-Protester Fred Phelps 'Far Right' | NewsBusters.org 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ If you start questioning this verse, then you’ll start questioning why people have to go to hell, and a whole can of worms opens up.

    ^ You really are clueless as to the ways of the world, and in my oppinion you are the one that should spend the reat of your life in prison for believing it is ok to rape and kill.

    .The hell with your fag army, your fag courts, your fag-run government."
  • "This is the hypocritical, fag-infested, fag-run United States of America and we're supposed to respect that fag rag flag?"
  • "The red on that flag stands for fag rectal blood."
  • "On Pope John Paul II's watch, the Roman Catholic Church became the church of the holy pedophiles.^ "Phelps' stated political views and activities are primarily driven by his view that the United States is, "a sodomite nation of flag-worshiping idolators."
    • Bill O'Reilly Wrongly Labeled Funeral-Protester Fred Phelps 'Far Right' | NewsBusters.org 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church.

    ^ However, if you enlist in the US Army, you can get your airline tickets at government expense.
    • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    And sodomite feces replaced the wafer for their communion service. .And Sodomite semen replaced the wine that the Pope drinks."
  • "1.07 billion members of that monstrous machine called the Roman Catholic Church.^ The collective intelligence of the members of this so called church, must be in the single digits.
    • Think Progress » Westboro Baptist Church Organizes Homophobic Anti-Obama Protest Outside Sasha And Malia’s School 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But, heck, their priests wear fabulous gowns, they drink wine from beautiful gold chalices and they have churches with those pretty stained glass windows.

    ^ The Catholic Church might not hold "power" over everyone, but I guarantee you that devout Catholics believe everything the Pope says, and follow his word.
    • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Every last one of them going to hell."
  • "You tweaked His nose, you jackass!"^ Go to fucking hell you bastard.
    • Addicted To Love ~ The Fred Phelps Story Chapters 4 and5 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC englishatheist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You also say we’re going to hell.

    ^ You sickos going to hell said .

    .(Referring to George W. Bush.^ Phelps refers to President George W Bush as a "mongrel and idiot" on his God Hates Fags website.
    • Students question message of hate - ColumbiaTribune.com 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.columbiatribune.com [Source type: General]

    )
  • .
  • "You're gonna eat your babies!"^ (November 24, 2009) you're gonna eat your babies!!!
    • Punknews.org | Westboro Baptist Church targets All Time Low 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.punknews.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Any ways when you guys talk about eating babies you remind me of an essay by Jonathan swift named modest proposal.
    • onegoodmove: God Hates The World 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC onegoodmove.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you didn’t read this and you’re a person of faith, you’re missing some great perspective, and things to ask your religious mentors and leaders about.
    • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

    .(In reference to Deuteronomy 28:53.)
  • "Well, we wish it were 33,000 killed, but we are thankful for 33." (In reference to the VTech shootings.^ (Deuteronomy 28:53) The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God.
    • Emptees - Talk - Westboro Baptist Church 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC emptees.com [Source type: Original source]

    )
  • .
  • "Dying time my friend, is truth time."^ Then I have explained it to them thus: “There comes a time, my friends, sooner or later, …when the world is dissolved and beings are mostly reborn in the World of Radiance.
    • The score is now… Flying Spaghetti Monster:1 Fred Phelps:0 | FreeThought Fort Wayne 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC freethoughtfortwayne.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The poem written two days before his death in 1837 said: "It's time my friend, it's time.
    • The Battalion 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.thebatt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sloppy agape lies will NOT comfort those parents at this time - dying time is truth time!
    • God hates fag! Do you? My interview with Westboro Baptist Chur... - dennis minner's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(In regards to Heath Ledger's death.^ Eastern), Shirley Phelps-Roper, the volatile and outspoken daughter of Fred Phelps, has agreed to an interview regarding the protest of Heath Ledger's funeral.
    • Radio: Phelps Will Protest Ledger's Funeral | Drudge Retort 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    )

Signs Carried by the Westboro Baptist Church

.A collection of Westboro signs and slogans can be seen at "The signs of the times" web page.^ Although the school has seen occasional protests over the years, Turner said, this was the first time Westboro Baptist Church had picketed there.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School | TPM LiveWire 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Other slogans are[citation needed]:
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  • God Hates Ireland
  • God Hates You[2]
  • God Hates Your Tears[3]
  • God Hates Fag Enablers[2]
  • God Hates America[2]
  • God Hates Divorce[2]
  • God Is Your Enemy[2]
  • God Sent the Shooter[2]
  • Thank God for 9/11[2]
  • Thank God for $10.9M[2]
  • Thank God for the Tsunami[4]
  • Thank God for Katrina[5]
  • Thank God for Dead Soldiers[2]
  • Thank God for IEDs (improvised explosive devices)[2]
  • Thank God for AIDS[6]
  • Fag Santa (carried at Christmas time)
  • Fag Flag (with an inverted American flag)[2]
  • Fag Soldier in Hell[2]
  • Fags Doom Nations (Image)
  • Fags Are Worthy of Death (Image)
  • Dyke sin
  • Fags Eat Feces = Scat
  • Fag Troops[2]
  • Menninger Therapy (complete with two stick figures mounting)
  • Repent or Perish[7]
  • Dyke nuns and Fag Priests (carried outside Catholic churches)
  • Dyke Sows Wed Here (complete with pictures of pigs in wedding dresses covered with feces; carried at lesbian weddings)
  • Brides of Satan (referring to lesbian weddings)
  • Don't Worship the Dead[2]
  • Disney Fags (used during Disney on Ice at the Expo Center.^ How can you be so hateful and disrespectful of the dead?

    ^ You have become a fag-filled nation of flag worshipers and necromancers.
    • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why do you use the word "fag"?

    )
  • No tears for queers
  • fag = anal sex = death
  • AIDS is God's Gift
  • Fags die, God laughs
  • Matt Shepard rots in hell
  • Fag Pimp
  • Dyke Liberty
  • You Will Eat Your children
  • Fags eat poop
  • Fags rot in hell
  • Your Pastor Is A Whore[2]
  • Pope in Hell[1]
  • Fear God[2]
  • Prepare to meet thy God[3]
  • Heath in Hell[4]
  • Semper Fi Semper Fags
  • Pray For More Dead Soldiers
  • Pray For More Dead Kids
  • Don't Pray for the U.S.A.
  • Priests Rape Boys[2]
  • Catholic Priests Are Liars
  • The Godfather of Pedophiles
  • Molester Mafia Boss
  • Pedophile Rape Pimp
  • Pervert Pope
  • God Hates Obama[2]
  • The Beast Obama[2]

Quotes about Fred Phelps

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  • Fred Phelps is a patriotic American, and we need more people like him to survive as a nation.^ Fred Phelps and his people suck.
    • The Stupid Shall Be Punished: "The Friend of my Enemy..." 16 January 2010 11:50 UTC bubbleheads.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’ve heard that Fred Phelps (the leader) is also an attorney and sues the daylights out of people he provokes into attacking members of the “church” (which I believe is mostly his family).
    • Westboro Baptist Bigots Protest Biden Funeral : Delaware Liberal 17 January 2010 4:15 UTC www.delawareliberal.net [Source type: General]

    ^ People like him are told that the gibberish that they turn in is “good”; to tell the truth might hurt their tender self esteem.

    • Michael Savage, right-wing talk radio host, December 14, 2009

See also

References

  1. "Satan Loves Fred Phelps"
  2. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Westboro Baptist Church. The Signs of the Times. Retrieved on 2007-02-23.
  3. Brandon Woolum. "Controversial Kansas Church to Picket January 15 Sago Disaster Memorial Service in Buckhannon", Huntington News Network, 2006-01-13. URL accessed on 2007-02-23.
  4. Nathan Dinsdale. "Father Knows Best", Santa Fe Reporter, 2005-04-20. URL accessed on 2007-02-23.
  5. Westboro Baptist Church. Thank God for Katrina. Retrieved on 2007-02-23.
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External links

  • [5] Official YouTube account.
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