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Anti-gay church condemns Swedish royals
The Telegraph ^ | 4/4/2007 | Bruno Waterfield

Posted on 04/04/2007 12:54:14 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

Sweden's royal family has consulted lawyers over an abusive website set up by a fanatical American sect of fundamentalist Christians who style themselves "the most hated family in America".

King Carl XVI Gustaf provoked the anger of the anti-homosexual Westboro Baptist Church after a Swedish pastor was convicted for inciting hatred against homosexuals two years ago.

The US church's founder, pastor Fred Phelps, responded by setting up a "God hates Sweden" website, celebrating the deaths of Swedes and describing Carl XVI Gustaf as "King of Sodomite Whores". "The popinjay King of Sweden - a moral titmouse in the plumage of a peacock, who lives lavishly with kids on Sweden's largest social security check - is King of Fags," says the site.

Nina Eldh, a spokesman for Sweden's royal court, said the palace was looking at possible action under Swedish hate crime laws.

"We are looking at what can be done, though there is a problem with international websites," she said.

"We have reacted through lawyers, saying this is a crime under Swedish law."

But Shirley Phelps-Roper, the daughter of the church's founder, was unapologetic yesterday. ''They say they have human rights in Sweden. You can be any kind of filthy pervert but you cannot preach what the Christian scriptures say," she told The Daily Telegraph.

"They are threatening us but we are servants of God, we are not going away. We are for peace but when we speak the plain word of God they are for war." Mrs Phelps-Roper also defended attacks on Sweden's "immodest" Princess Madeleine, who was singled out after the Swedish king took legal action over the internet publication of her in a revealing dress.

"They are hypocrites of the first order," she said. "They have that princess, they call her, she is out there exposing herself in public with her breasts hanging out and their lawyers get the pictures taken down."

Mr Phelps, whose Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, is mainly made up of family members, has tested the US's free speech laws to the limit. He and his fellow religious zealots claim US soldiers are dying because America has given rights to homosexuals.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: certifiable
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1 posted on 04/04/2007 12:54:18 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

Libs love to put up Fred Phelps as some kind of role model of the conservative Christian Americana that wants to impose theocracy. Phelps is not any kind of mainstream figure - from what I’ve seen he’s been totally repudiated by many churches.


2 posted on 04/04/2007 12:58:11 AM PDT by MIT-Elephant ("Armed with what? Spitballs?")
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To: MIT-Elephant
"Libs love to put up Fred Phelps as some kind of role "

Maybe the church is some kinda lib Dick Tuck trick.

yitbos

3 posted on 04/04/2007 1:24:10 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: bruinbirdman
They have that princess, they call her, she is out there exposing herself in public with her breasts hanging out and their lawyers get the pictures taken down."

And this thread demands those pictures be put UP :P

4 posted on 04/04/2007 1:25:39 AM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: MIT-Elephant
Fred Phelps is a friend of AlGore...as Rosie says...Google it.
5 posted on 04/04/2007 1:26:08 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: bruinbirdman
Where’s the picture of the guy slapping his forehead saying oh geeze, not these guys again.
6 posted on 04/04/2007 1:26:41 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: JohnnyZ
>>The popinjay King of Sweden - a moral titmouse in the plumage of a peacock, who lives lavishly with kids on Sweden's largest social security check - is King of Fags."<<

Now THAT'S funny!! ;) Wow! To be fair, I'd probably like to stick Phelps on anyone who attempts to pass a law abdicating the punishment of those who "incite hatred." If nothing else, it would keep him after them and ideally away from the funerals of American servicemen and women.

That said, the guy is a raving lunatic, and the Swedes look quite fetching, actually.


7 posted on 04/04/2007 1:58:48 AM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: CheyennePress

Phelps is so far off side I almost suspect him to be a homosexual “plant”.


8 posted on 04/04/2007 2:17:33 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

“...almost suspect him to be a homosexual “plant”.

He is. He is a rabid communist who took on this facade because of his hatred for Christianity.


9 posted on 04/04/2007 2:37:42 AM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: bruinbirdman

Complete embarassment here, now abroad. Maybe Sweden should sue the pants off of the Phelps.


10 posted on 04/04/2007 2:47:22 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: CheyennePress

Lovely pic. Maybe that’s a reason why the Phelps are on the attack...they’re all coyote ugly.

On a side note, his Royal Highness looks like he’s saying, “that’s Hedley Lamarr”! Teehee :)


11 posted on 04/04/2007 2:50:42 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: Vanders9
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12 posted on 04/04/2007 3:08:35 AM PDT by don-o (Fight, fight. fight to drive the GOP to the right!!!!)
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To: highlander_UW
Here ya go

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13 posted on 04/04/2007 3:10:32 AM PDT by don-o (Fight, fight. fight to drive the GOP to the right!!!!)
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To: Duke of Milan

Thats awful. That is real evil, to be so twisted in your thinking you make up what you think the opposition is saying...the ultimate expression of “ends justify the means”.

I am no longer angry. Just very very sad for this person.


14 posted on 04/04/2007 4:24:11 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: WKB; NYer; wagglebee

Yup, Easter’s coming. Still calling this group a church and implying that all Christians are like this.


15 posted on 04/04/2007 4:55:11 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Duke of Milan

You nailed it Duke.

This is not a “Church”. It is a sick and twisted hate cult.

It is not Christian-like to think this, but I would sincerely like to hear that he got his brains stomped out by a relative at one of these servicemen’s funerals.


16 posted on 04/04/2007 5:10:14 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: bruinbirdman; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...
This is a Baptist Church?

Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


17 posted on 04/04/2007 8:34:01 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: JohnnyZ; 2111USMC; Vanders9; don-o; TheSpottedOwl; Duke of Milan; CheyennePress; highlander_UW; ...
As a public service:

Princess Madeleine of Sweden


More proof that Phelps is deranged. Any sane man would be doing his best to make friends with this young lady, unless he were a homosexual.
......hmmmm.

18 posted on 04/04/2007 8:47:32 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: NYer

It’s a freakish little cult that protests funerals.


19 posted on 04/04/2007 8:54:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (The Hunt for Fred November)
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To: MIT-Elephant

He’s totally repudiated by all churches. It’s not a church in any sense. I wonder what his angle is here, though. Certainly he can’t get rich off of a Swedish lawsuit. Maybe it’s ideological with him and he does just want to denigrate Christians.


20 posted on 04/04/2007 8:57:37 AM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

You, sir, have done your good deed for the month.


21 posted on 04/04/2007 10:17:25 AM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: metmom

Baptist ping


22 posted on 04/04/2007 10:29:34 AM PDT by WKB (It's hard to tell who's more afraid of Fred Thompson; The Dims or the rudibots.)
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To: NYer

Noooo, it’s not a real Baptist Church. These clowns just pulled a denomination out of a hat. Jerks!


23 posted on 04/04/2007 10:57:16 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Heehee, she looks like Jenna Bush! Isn’t she pretty? Fred hates pretty.


24 posted on 04/04/2007 10:59:08 AM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: TheSpottedOwl

I’ve seen the nutjob that I think is supposed to be his wife. He’s jealous is all cause he couldn’t do any better.


25 posted on 04/04/2007 12:03:18 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: atomic conspiracy; JRios1968; martin_fierro; stephenjohnbanker; Irish_Thatcherite; ...
I think we have a consensus here...8^)








26 posted on 04/04/2007 1:17:16 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: NYer

AFAIK, nominally.


27 posted on 04/04/2007 1:22:19 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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28 posted on 04/04/2007 1:25:23 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: JRios1968
Thanks, man...


29 posted on 04/04/2007 1:32:46 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

Great Dirty Minds think alike...


30 posted on 04/04/2007 1:35:42 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: JRios1968; rzeznikj at stout
Rosie O'Fat-F#$k says:

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31 posted on 04/04/2007 1:37:07 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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32 posted on 04/04/2007 1:38:39 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: JRios1968

Oh yes they do...


33 posted on 04/04/2007 1:38:56 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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34 posted on 04/04/2007 1:40:12 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

Spaceghost B U M P


35 posted on 04/04/2007 1:41:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary, if you want America finished off!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Even Spaceghost is in on the act and thinks the fair Princess is, er, hot...


36 posted on 04/04/2007 1:45:18 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: JRios1968

National Institute For Hitting It.....

ROTFLMAO!!!!


37 posted on 04/04/2007 1:45:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary, if you want America finished off!)
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To: rzeznikj at stout

A fine mama!!


38 posted on 04/04/2007 1:46:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary, if you want America finished off!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Indeed...


39 posted on 04/04/2007 1:47:13 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: bruinbirdman

Ha,ha, ol’ fred gets around, don’t he? But I haven’t seen any pictures of him and Algore together lately, or any mention in the MSM that fred’s a RAT.


40 posted on 04/04/2007 1:49:32 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: stephenjohnbanker

41 posted on 04/04/2007 1:50:35 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: JRios1968

“Loves me like a rock”


42 posted on 04/04/2007 1:51:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary, if you want America finished off!)
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To: bruinbirdman
So very soorrrrrrrrrrrrrrree Telegram,

It's NOT ANTI GAY, it's called pro-God, pro-BIBLE, learn it, live it, love it.

(We're not anti-gay, we're just pro-Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve!!!)

43 posted on 04/04/2007 1:52:27 PM PDT by zerosix
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To: JRios1968





44 posted on 04/04/2007 1:59:20 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: JRios1968


45 posted on 04/04/2007 9:49:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("By the way... who is Ben Dayho?" --60Gunner)
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