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The Westboro Baptist Church, long-associated with their deranged and ugly protests at the funerals of US troops, have been thwarted in their attempt to 'protest' at the funeral of actor Leonard Nimoy,
by Retroactive Genius
Comment Count 244 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2015 at 05:53 AM PST with 258 Recommends
Westboro Baptist Church Plans To Picket Leonard Nimoy's Funeral http://wp.me/p23YZR-f7h #LiberalsUnite via @JesusChitChat Leonard Nimoy was a great man.Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy): #Charity Work &
by Vet63
Comment Count 28 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 01:27 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Hola mes amigos! Excuse me while I get my soapbox out of storage. /stands confidently on soapbox. /secures Hazmat suit. Fucking listen to me, people, this is important. Due to the recent ...
by Colorado is the Shiznit
Comment Count 43 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM PST with 9 Recommends
The Westboro Baptist Church has filed a motion to intervene in the federal marriage equality case out of Kansas. In their brief they state that the Kansas AG cannot represent their interests ...
by librarisingnsf
Comment Count 22 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 09:08 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
My late friend Lawrence Guyot , a veteran of Freedom Summer, testified at the D.C. Council's marriage equality hearings in 2009 that when he went to work with Fannie Lou Hamer in the Mississippi ...
by Richard J Rosendall
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 04:38 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Several weeks ago, grandson of the notorious Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church, bolted from the flock . Speaking to the Topeka Capital Journal, Zacharias Phelps-Roper shared what prompted ...
by Steven Payne
Comment Count 186 comments on Fri May 23, 2014 at 09:30 AM PDT with 131 Recommends
This truly was a ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 205 comments on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 10:41 PM PDT with 243 Recommends
I don't want to talk about Fred Phelps. I don't want to talk about the Westboro Baptist Church. They don't deserve the press; it's exactly what they want, so why on earth would we ever give it to ...
by Randle Aubrey
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Thank you, Fred, for crystalizing the Bible's message of love and understanding.
by thefarleftside
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
In life, Fred Phelps Sr., headed the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, and was considered by many as the “most hated man in America.” It was not, however, Phelps’ political ...
by Dr Christopher Boerl
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 07:49 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
The website Recovering From Religion has issued a press release sharing Nathan Phelps statement on the death of his father, Fred Phelps. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24 2014 – On behalf of ...
by Steven Payne
Comment Count 140 comments on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 04:07 PM PDT with 434 Recommends
How should we remember a person whose life mission was accomplished in reverse? In particular, someone who was so obnoxious and repugnant in arguing for his cause that he convinced most people to ...
by Eric Stetson
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 02:33 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
My thoughts on the passing of Fred Phelps -- including my recollections of my own encounter with him 19 years ago -- beneath the wonderfully homoerotic squiggly. (Not sure if it's ever been ...
by tim wise
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 07:49 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
While reading reports about today's death of Fred Phelps, I happened on a story that ran in either Monday or Tuesday's Topeka Capital-Journal that seems to reveal why he was unceremoniously ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 03:10 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Last year, reacting to the intemperate remarks of a celebrity, I spat out a song and video in rebuttal. Though I don't regret my reaction, I have become convinced that the larger message in the ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 02:18 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
So, Fred Phelps has died. I have to say, he was one of those guys who really infuriate me: the ones who claim to speak for Christ but whose witness consists of hatred and venom; the ones who take ...
by quarkstomper
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 11:04 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
I'm just going to say my beliefs straight. As an atheist, I do not believe in the afterlife. There's no heaven, there's no hell, there's no deity to judge you. Once you die, your information ...
by ApostleOfCarlin
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 09:34 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Via Talkingpointsmemo we now have the news of Fred Phelps' death. What can be decently said at a time like this? Or is decency inoperative when it concerns a man whose life was devoted to ...
by Radiowalla
Comment Count 269 comments on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 08:41 AM PDT with 96 Recommends
A lot of people are talking about the reported grave condition of Fred Phelps, ex-communicated patriarch of perhaps the most hateful American organization since the days when lynch mobs were a ...
by Keille
Comment Count 53 comments on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 12:08 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Nathan Phelps, Fred's son, announced his reckoning today on Facebook. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/03/15/fred-phelps-founder-of-the-god-hates-fags-westboro-baptist-church-is-...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 420 comments on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 11:52 PM PDT with 328 Recommends