Westboro contacted the FBI many times to alert the FBI of threats against the church, a tactic the Bureau saw through as early as 1993, and throughout the file Phelps and his Klan are referred to as “zealots” and “radical extremist,” and his church a “hate group.”
Nothing that we already didn’t know. But its still worth a scan.
Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of a small extremist Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He was 84.
Daughter Margie Phelps told The Associated Press that Fred Phelps died shortly after midnight Thursday.
That’s really all we need to know.
Well my mother told me never to speak ill of the dead. So……..(ala Bette Davis). How nice. He’s dead!
“The church has no singular human leader – our head is the Lord Jesus Christ. The church currently has 8 male members who have been serving the church in the capacity of ‘elders’ for several years (this word is synonymous with ‘bishop,’ ‘pastor,’ and ‘overseer’) – all of whom minister to the members of the church, preach, and are involved in doctrine and teaching. These men were unanimously chosen by the members of the church to serve in this capacity, having evidenced the proper scriptural qualifications. The church of the Lord Jesus Christ does not rise or fall with any man – in fact, the Lord doesn’t need ANY of us. This is still a nation and world awash in sin. We will still warn you of this condition, out of our love and fear of the Lord, and out of our love for our neighbors. Here is the message of Westboro Baptist Church: God still hates fags, God still hates fag enablers and any nation that embraces that sin as an ‘innocent’ lifestyle can expect to incur the wrath of God. Repent or Perish.” – Westboro Baptist Church, (probably written by loony bastard bearing out-of-wedlock Shirley) in a statement posted to their website.
I’ll take Predictable Lunatic Ranting for $500, Alex.
Nate Phelps, the son of anti-gay extremist Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church and “Gods Hate Fags” posted on his Facebook page Saturday night that father Fred is near death in a local hospice in Topeka, Kansas.
I’ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the “church” back in August of 2013. He is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Terribly ironic that his devotion to his god ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made.
I feel sad for all the hurt he’s caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved. And I’m bitterly angry that my family is blocking the family members who left from seeing him, and saying their good-byes.
Patheos has confirmed that the post is real with Phelps himself and furthermore that Family members who were excommunicated from the church have been told they cannot see Fred. Fred himself was, by this notice and now being revealed, excommunicated from his own church last year. No one knows why and probably ever will.
Nate Phelps left the family “compound” in 1976 at the age of 18. Since 2004, many of Fred’s thirteen children and extended family members have escaped from his indoctrination and his cult — 20 of them to be exact, and according to one report, three-quarters of them were under the age of 30.
With the 84 year old Phelp’ s passing will come the debate among us weather to make a larger statement and picket his eventual funeral or ignore it and turn the other cheek. And where I’d usually say because of the pain and suffering he and his “church” have caused so many by their hateful words and actions that some grand statement should be made. Perhaps Phelp’s funeral itself should get all the attention it deserves. Ignore it completely.
Let the silence be deafening. And may he rot quick, and be forgot even quicker.
The Satanic Temple, a community of worship devoted to the Dark Lord, has been preforming a “Pink Mass” over the grave of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Jr.’s mother, Catherine Idalette Johnston that turns the deceased’s straight spirit into a homosexual one— not unlike the Mormon practice of baptizing the dead, only much much gayer.
The Satanic Temple went to the Phelps family graveyard in the Magnolia cemetery in Mississippi to perform the ritual. (Two Pink Masses were performed, one with a female couple and another with men.) where they read “scriptures”, lit candles, and a held a ceremony where the gay couples kissed over the grave, thus turning Fred Phelps mother gay.
The Temple said the idea for the mass came about in April, when the WBC announced their intention to protest the funerals of the Boston Bombing victims. The church never showed up, but later issued a statement saying they were there “in spirit.” So the Satanic Temple decided that a ceremony celebrating same-sex couples “at the grave site of Fred Phelps’ mother was an appropriate way to meet the Westboro Baptists, ‘in spirit,’ but this time on our terms.”
A West Virginia jury acquitted Billy Spade of Hico WV of a battery charge after he spat upon Shirley Phelps Roper when the Westboro Baptist Church demonstrated during the days following the Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion.
Spade was arrested when he spit tobacco juice on Roper because he found WBC’s picket signs offensive. Spade testified particularly offensive to him was the one which read “Thank God for Dead Marines.”
An officer assigned to patrol the event witnessed Spade spitting and arrested him. The officer testified he saw Spade spit on the woman’s chest. Spade told jurors he spit on her sign which she was holding above her shoulders. Police Sgt. Nick Null testified as he was leading Spade away, the “victim” Phelps-Roper said, “I’m glad you pigs finally did something,”
It took less than one hour for the jury to find Billy Spade not guilty. via – WCHS.com
Honorary gay bear Director Kevin Smith, who became made famous for the cult movie Clerks, has released the first trailer for his new film, Red State.a horror movie that uses “American religious extremism” and the film is based loosely based Fred Phelp and the Westboro Baptist Chruch clan, the anti-gay, anti-America Kansas pastor and his family.
Smith told rottentomatoes.com:
The movie’s called ‘Red State’ and it’s very much about that subject matter, that point of view and that position taken to the absolute extreme. It’s certainly not Phelps himself but it’s very much inspired by a Phelps figure. And to me, too, the notion of using a Phelps-like character as a villain, as horrifying and scary as that guy can be, there’s even something more insidious than him that lurks out there in as much as a public or a government that allows it and that’s the other thing that I’m trying to examine in a big, big way.
This is Kevin Smith’s first horror film, which stars John Goodman, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Angarano and Michael Parks and wil be released in March of 2011.
Hell is the place where the worm eats on fags, and the fire is never quenched. Indescribable pain. The Lord Jesus said that. And he knows because he’s had a front row seat since the creation of Adam. What you need to do is get a Bible and look up Luke, Chapter 16. These fags are going to hell, and instead of squawking like crybabies, they ought to be so thankful that at no expense to them, we’ve dedicated time and resources to preach to them. People say we’re “disturbing the peace.” Don’t you understand: we’ve done 40,000 of these pickets, and we’d be in jail if we were disturbing the peace. – Fred Phelps, The Incestuous Inbred Leader of the Westboro Baptist Church. –[SOURCE]
God only knows why, (Well actually he probably doesn’t. But Satan might.) But wacko Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps and his incestuous (allegedly) hate monging brood protested at Comic-Con 2010 yesterday (God Hates Comics?) But Phelps met his match as over 50 Counter Protesters in costumes and carrying signs such as “The Cylons Destroyed the 12 Colonies For Your Sins” and “God Hates Michael Bay” and they literally laughed the Westboro Baptist Chruch out of town!
NEVER underestimate the Superpowers of the GEEKS! (And I mean that with LOVE!)
Lady Gaga stood up to the incestuous batshit crazy Phelps clan of the Westboro Baptist Church yesterday as the goddess herself Gaga posted a note entitled “At the risk of drawing attention to a hateful organization” to her “little monster fans” on her Facebook page because the Westboro loons invaded St. Louis Saturday night and waved thier little signs and spouted their hate speech outside the Lady’s concert Saturday night at the St. Louis’ Scottrade Center.
“This group of protesters are hate criminals and preach using lewd and violent language and imagery that I wish I protect you all from. Their message is of hatred and divisiveness, but inside at the Monsterball we preach love and unity. Although I respect and do not judge anyone for their personal views on any politics or religion, this group in particular to me is violent and dangerous. I wanted to make my fans aware of my views on how to approach, or rather not approach, these kinds of hate activists.”
Lady Gaga also added that Westboro’s message was “ignorant” and that fans should “feel gratitude in your heart that you are not burdened or addicted to hate, as they are. and to “pay these hate criminals no mind.”
(Although I must admit in my mind I get pleasure of thinking of an alternate outcome where Lady Gaga sashayed out of the auditorium and waklked over to Shirley Phelps Roper took off her 6 inch platform shoe and smaked the bitch upside her head.)