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post #21 of 33
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He is a horrible insult to Christians imo.
Or, perhaps he has a different understanding of god's words.
post #22 of 33
As soon as I read the thread title I knew who it was referring to.

That man is pure evil. I can think of no other way to describe it.

His website is truly awful, and he is miguided to say the least.

He protests regularly in Boulder, and I have gotten into one screaming match with one of his cronies.

I honestly thought I was going to be ill when he protested Matthew's funeral. We did The Laramie Project at CU and there were rumors that he was coming to picket....never did though. I do know he picketed the show when it opened in Denver.

As much of a non violent pacifist as I am...I can not honestly think that this man has any place in the world, especially not if his hate reaches impressionable minds. I have wished that someone would decide to take him out. He is just a useless waste of breathable air and human skin. I can't express how much I cannot stand the man and everything he stands for.
post #23 of 33
Just ignore them!!!!!!!!!!!

They are just looking for publicity!

Just like the movement in the 70's that said Rock 'n roll is from the devil. Most Christians ignored them and, the movement seems to have gone away, except for in a few fring extreamist churches.

Please, please, don't judge followers of Christ by these nut casees!!

post #24 of 33
It's sad that there are people in the world like this. These people are not Christ's followers. They are followers of their own hatred. Sick. They are not worth discussing.


^^Liss
post #25 of 33
I just went to the website and am sickened by what WBC preaches using God as a front for their sickness. I am a believer in a kind, loving and just God...Not a hate war mongerer this jerk is. He'll burn. This group is just like the KKK, Nazis, etc. perpetuating hate in God's name. The sorrow I feel is immeasurable.
post #26 of 33
He makes me ill. I am so embarased he is in Kansas.

He was on the radio once and I called in and evangelized to him talking about the works of Christ. The host thought I was really funny as it made Phelps really mad, especially when a bunch of other callers did it too.

Not trying to make fun of Christianity or anything I am one....
post #27 of 33
From Kansas too...man this guy is horrible!!!! I also guessed who was being talked about by the title. He just makes me sick!

He thrives on publicity, so the best thing to do is ignore him.

I know there was some thing that was done one time to counteract him, but I don't remember what it was. I think maybe some fundraising thing where for every member of Phelps party, a donation was made to some group he was picketing (or something like that). Really made him mad. If anyone remembers what that was exactly, please post it.
post #28 of 33
I posted something a while back about one thing that was done.

Phelps was planning on picketing a gay bar (no idea where this was a while ago) and the bar owner decided that he would do a sort of "protest-a-thon" kind of thing. With patrons pledging a certain amount of $$ for each hour that Phelps was out there picketing. The story was great, a straight guy and his kid were walking by and saw the commotion and went into the bar and pledged money. I guess the bar was full the entire time that Phelps was there. The bar raised near to $5K and donated all the money to a gay advocacy group I believe.

I will search for the article...it was cool.

Here it is!
http://www.autbar.com/fred_phelps_press_release.htm

I thought it was a great response to someone you cannot possibly reason with. Make money off his stupidity.
post #29 of 33
yeah, thats the idea I was trying to recall. Thanks!
post #30 of 33
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That is too awesome. People are creative.

He didn't get much coverage here. Paper and TV showed more Pridefest and just a sidebar of him. Sadly, they labelled him as a "Christian group."
post #31 of 33
Ugh..not someone I want to be lumped in with..

Why can't they just say "pack of nutballs" or something?
post #32 of 33
I think he is repulsive. But I often wonder, when someone is so very full of hate, what in the hell happened to them when they were little. Is it possible that some grave harm was done, and he took the hurt and anger, and some how gave it a name, like "gay."

Not to excuse him, at all. Just something I wonder about whenever I run into someone like this, and ponder as I try to raise my own sons differently.

dlb
post #33 of 33
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Originally posted by dlb
I think he is repulsive. But I often wonder, when someone is so very full of hate, what in the hell happened to them when they were little.
You mean, if nothing happened when they were little, it is impossible for them to turn into a bad adult? They gain permanent immunity to temptations at age 18; every experience will be turned into a positive lesson.

Fred's experience came when he was 17, according to the people interviewed for "Addicted to Hate". The journalist's story makes it sound very like Fred learned to be an abusive father and abusive husband, just like other husbands do.


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Is it possible that some grave harm was done,
and he took the hurt and anger, and some how gave it a name, like "gay."
Yes, and it's possible that he took the positive feedback and did the same things again. He gave everyone a stuck-up attitude, and noone ever took him down a peg. You'll look up from the page ready to swear it's all because he didn't turn pro boxer. Then he would have been forced to play fair.
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