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Westboro Baptist Will Find Justification To Continue, Pastor's Son Says
npr.org ^ | March 17, 2014 | Bill Chappell

Posted on 03/17/2014 5:25:29 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Westboro Baptist Church founder Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. is in hospice care and near death, according to family and church members say. His estranged son says the longtime pastor's passing would put his followers in a crisis, because the church's members "think that death is a judgment from God."

"So far, that illusion has held because none of them has passed," Nathan Phelps continues in an interview with the Topeka Capital-Journal .

The church's members are convinced they will be taken up by Jesus Christ, he tells the newspaper. "They're clear about that, that they're not going to feel the sting of death," he says.

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1 posted on 03/17/2014 5:25:29 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I'd say, their main purpose is $$$$ from avoiding taxes/any lawsuit
income; they're other than, they're rubbish..(worst)!

2 posted on 03/17/2014 5:34:31 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hey, we could have a blast at his funeral!


3 posted on 03/17/2014 5:37:40 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“They’re clear about that, that they’re not going to feel the sting of death,”

Got Jonestown?


5 posted on 03/17/2014 5:45:41 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“They’re clear about that, that they’re not going to feel the sting of death,” he says.

Boy, I guess they will excommunicate each one as they pass, until there are no members left! A blessing in disguise!


6 posted on 03/17/2014 5:46:09 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Maybe someone can get a swarm of killer bees to invade their church.

That way they'll get to feel the 10,000 stings of death.

7 posted on 03/17/2014 5:47:06 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, NPR is at it again, whitewashing things:

***The reason for Fred Phelps’ excommunication isn’t known. A church spokesman interviewed by the Capital-Journal didn’t deny the action, but he refused to elaborate. Another of Phelps’ sons contacted the newspaper to say its version of events was accurate.

Nathan Phelps told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday night that church members had voted Phelps out of the church “after some kind of falling out.”***

I’ve heard ole Fred was caught masturbating, making him a gay enabling whore...according to his daughter’s tweets.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 5:51:26 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: DeepInTheHeartOfTexas

According to Phelp’s daughter - Westboro is going to protest at his funeral. His daughter called him a fag-loving whore that deserved to die!


9 posted on 03/17/2014 5:53:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
His daughter called him a fag-loving whore that deserved to die!

Yeah. I'm going out on a limb here to suggest that maybe somebody has some Daddy Issues...

10 posted on 03/17/2014 5:57:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: FamiliarFace

No mercy from them or to them.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hundreds should go to his funeral with big signs saying, “God Hates Fred Phelps”


12 posted on 03/17/2014 6:33:37 PM PDT by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I would guess that when senility started to set in, he was less capable of controlling his behavior and words. Probably then the true reason for his rabidly anti Christian behavior came out. Someone that vehement is hiding something. We saw it with Jimmy Swaggart’s histrionic railings against sexual sins, and then his reason came out. Phelps is probably fighting against years of his own forbidden sexual cravings.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 7:17:02 PM PDT by Burkean (.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Prediction: When he dies, the MSM will refer to Democrat Phelps as a "conservative" Christian leader, perhaps even a Tea Partier. Photos of Phelps with Al Gore will be denounced as photoshops.

Phelps is loathed on Free Republic, but of course the MSM knows better.

14 posted on 03/17/2014 8:03:51 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They are a cult. I’m very happy for those who managed to get out.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 8:06:30 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Star Traveler; GeronL

“According to Phelp’s daughter - Westboro is going to protest at his funeral. His daughter called him a fag-loving whore that deserved to die!”

I suspect that has soon as he cashes in his chips that whole family will fight for control of the church. That eldest daughter will want it and fight tooth and nail for it.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 9:52:10 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

Crazy family


17 posted on 03/17/2014 10:06:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
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18 posted on 03/18/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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