All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fred Phelps’

Westboro Baptist: Why They Do It. How To Stop Them. What They Don’t Want You to Know.

Matthew Keys, an independent journalist based in California who writes for The Blot Magazine, has written a piece on Westboro Baptist Church that goes above and beyond the usual “here’s what the haters are doing this week” rubber-necking. Westboro is a conundrum to write about. As Keys says, “It’s hard to cover a hate group when you know their secret …

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Westboro Baptist Church (Still) Hates Everybody!

After the death of their charismatic leader Fred Phelps a few days ago, one would think that Westboro Baptist Church might be ready to call it a day, take down the “God Hates ________” signs, and head home. But perhaps not. We reported here yesterday that the group is as defiant as ever about their being right about your sorry …

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Fred Phelps Will Get No Funeral; So Picket Elsewhere

In a joke that must have Lucifer chuckling, members of Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) announced today that there will be no funeral for recently-deceased Fred Phelps, who will be gay soon. So if you were planning on picketing, find someplace else to tote your signs. According to the Christian Science Monitor, Margie Phelps, daughter of the pastor and founder of …

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Fred Phelps Gay in Afterlife, Thanks to Satanists

After earlier news that notorious Westboro Baptist founder and (former) lead pastor, Fred Phelps, had died, everybody knew that the pile-on would begin in earnest. You can’t spend your whole life bashing every group but your own, picketing funerals, and hating on everyone and not expect to have your own death celebrated like a University of Kentucky NCAA Championship win. …

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Fred Phelps Dies After Illness, No Cause Of Death Given

Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church group, died on March 19 at the age of 84. Phelps had been ill for some time and passed away at a hospice, his daughter confirmed, but no cause of death has been released. The family has been mostly uncooperative with the media regarding his health in recent weeks, with …

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Fred Phelps On Death Bed: Will There Be Picketing?

There are reports that long time Westboro Baptist Church leader and controversial anti-gay figure Fred Phelps Sr. is on his death bed. The next question is a fairly obvious one: Will there be a huge picket at his funeral? After all, that’s a large part of how the WBC came to be so widely known and despised. No matter what …

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Fred Phelps: Controversial Pastor Said ‘Near Death’

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., 84, the controversial former pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for his military and anti-gay sentiments, is in a care facility and near death. The son of the former pastor, Nathan Phelps, posted about his father on his Facebook page Saturday. “He is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice in Topeka,” …

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