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.
As reported here last week The Satanic Temple, a community of worship “devoted to the Dark Lord” preformed what they called a “Pink Mass”over the grave of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Jr.’s mother, Catherine Idalette Johnston that supposedly would turn the hatefully insane Westboro Baptists Church’s deceased straight mother’s spirit into a homosexual one— not unlike the Mormon practice of baptizing the dead, only much much gayer.
Now comes word that the Meridian Mississippi Police Department says arrests are coming for the stunt and they aren’t the least bit amused.
“Meridian Police have reached out and spoken to Mr. Arlinghaus of Magnolia Cemetery,” says Captain Dean Harper of the Meridian Police Department. “We are in the process now of constructing affidavits and warrants against these individuals, and we will have them arrested as soon as we can.” A group from New York’s Satanic Temple made the trip to Meridian to protest the Westboro Baptist Church. There, they performed a ritual they call Pink Mass on the grave of Catherine Johnston, the mother of Westboro founder Fred Phelps, Jr. The ceremony involved two same-sex couples kissing over her grave. They then declared Catherine Johnston a lesbian in the afterlife. “It is an unusual crime that we haven’t come across to my knowledge in awhile,” says Harper. “Not only does it violate a state and city ordinance, but it also violates the moral decency of a human being.”
Is this a form of “religious persecution? Will police all over the country rush to arrest all those who performed post-humous conversions to Mormonism? And will they now have a problem onvincing Catherine Johnston spirit to stop being a lesbian for all eternity?
Check back for further updates.
No doubt Phelps and his WBC crew, the ardent and vociferous advocates for free speech and the right of protest, will be rushing to defend the Satanists and their 1st Amendment rights