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Estranged son of anti-gay Westboro pastor says father does evil
CNN ^ | March 17, 2011 | the CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 03/17/2011 3:59:33 PM PDT by Salman

An estranged son of anti-gay Kansas pastor Fred Phelps said Wednesday that the spiritual leader of Westboro Baptist Church hit his wife and beat his children with a mattock handle until they bled.

"I think what he does out there is evil," said Nathan "Nate" Phelps, during an appearance on HLN's "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell."

Nate Phelps is the seventh of the Westboro Baptist minister's 13 children. The younger Phelps severed ties with his family on his 18th birthday and said he hasn't had contact with his father in three decades. Nate Phelps is currently writing a book about his family.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: atheist; homosexualagenda; kansas; natephelps; phelps; westboro
FWIW, Nate Phelps seems to be pro "gay rights".
1 posted on 03/17/2011 3:59:38 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman
Fred Phelps ran for office several times as a democrat.

He is a lowlife in every way he can be.

2 posted on 03/17/2011 4:01:25 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: Salman
FWIW, Nate Phelps seems to be pro "gay rights".

Hard to blame him considering where he's coming from.

3 posted on 03/17/2011 4:03:23 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Salman

The problem with Westboro is that they take a valid biblical message and warp it into something evil by portraying God as an agent of hate, which He is not.

Yes, “homosexuality” AKA sodomy is a sin, and the Bible is very clear that it is disgusting to God.

But Westboro is evil in how they manipulate that into an evil message.

They are doing the Devil’s work in making Christians look evil. They are NOT Christians. They are Al Gore-supporting democrats, who are most likely doing all this purely to make Christians look bad.


4 posted on 03/17/2011 4:04:05 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Salman

So, do you think Nate will ‘out’ his dad as a Democrat?


5 posted on 03/17/2011 4:04:12 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Salman
Pssst....

Fred Phelps is gay.

Pass it on.

6 posted on 03/17/2011 4:04:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Salman

Poor kid. One cannot choose one’s parents.


7 posted on 03/17/2011 4:07:34 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 785 of our national holiday from reality. - It's never 3 AM at the White Hut)
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To: null and void
“Poor kid. One cannot choose one’s parents.”

You may see, after you pass, that you do, indeed, choose your parents.

Why we choose our parents is another matter all together...

8 posted on 03/17/2011 4:10:33 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Salman. I don’t care how the fake pastor carries on about gays, but he and his followers should be strung up with piano wire for their military funeral protests.


9 posted on 03/17/2011 4:17:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: null and void
Some are more enlightened than others.

Some pay attention to the universe more than others.

Far too many are closed minded...

10 posted on 03/17/2011 4:19:53 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Salman

Does Nate think his father is a latent homosexual who is releasing his frustrations through irrational hate?


11 posted on 03/17/2011 4:22:53 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Salman

I could care less that this kid is gay. He’s right. His father is an obnoxious ass. Not just for what he does at funerals but also because of what he thinks about gay people. Its one thing to oppose the gay agenda, which I do. Its another to advocate hurting people or jailing them simply for being gay. That is just plain wrong.


12 posted on 03/17/2011 4:43:25 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: Salman
The best thing we can do about the Phelps clan is to pray for them.

Besides, they would hate that.

13 posted on 03/17/2011 4:47:20 PM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

Wait, huh?


14 posted on 03/17/2011 5:19:32 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: SunkenCiv

There you go again with an excellent solution to that particular problem. I’ll bring the piano wire.


15 posted on 03/17/2011 5:38:07 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: All; Opinionated Blowhard
He's no kid at this point but from reading portions of his blog he appears to be an atheist and secularist.

It wasn't clear to me if he's gay or not but it doesn't matter.

I was hoping he might've retained Faith despite his father.

Far too many Christian churches have a poor (or no) answer for those who come to maturity and face an unexpected orientation. It's hard enough to be "normal" but these people find themselves out of the norm in a troubling way and without a support system.

Some churches advocate a variety of questionable "reeducation" programs (an evangelical's answer), others quietly condemn homosexuals to a life of solitude (a catholic's answer), some shun them as lepers (a jehovah's witness's answer) or join Westboro's infliction of hatred.

It's a shame but not surprising many move away from the faith of their upbringing and fall into the seedy arms of secularism. Make no mistake, however, those "safe" and "welcoming" and "tolerant" secularists are among the most militant minds with their own doctrines to which they demand complete adherence: atheism, liberalism, hedonism.

You're welcomed to the "gay community" as long as you give up everything else you are. I know many who find that price of admission too high.

Churches need to be more engaged, more proactive with parishioners, and dig deeper for ways to meet their spiritual and community needs. Leaving them to their own devices is callous and abandons them to evil.

Caught between the indifferent "gay community," an intolerant "faith community" and an inhumane family unit, it's no surprise suicide rates are high among homosexuals.

16 posted on 03/18/2011 2:12:41 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama, recreating-in-chief until Fri, Jan. 20, 2017.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Their conduct at military funerals makes them much worse in addition to the whole “god hates fags” message (their words not mine).


17 posted on 03/18/2011 8:58:16 AM PDT by Morpheus2009 (I pity the fool - Mr. T)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Pssst.... Fred Phelps is gay. Pass it on.

The quote, "Methinks he doth protest too much", immediately comes to mind with Fred.

18 posted on 03/18/2011 9:01:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: newzjunkey

You’re right. To be part of the group, you have to adhere to their beliefs. That is true whether its religion or the secular religion of the allegedly tolerant left. Being on the “Left” is a belief system. That is why it is so easy for them to say that a conservative woman really isn’t a “woman”, or a conservative black is an “Oreo”, or a conservative gay person is sexually represesed and self-hating.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 10:24:48 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: TheOldLady

Thanks, I’m glad I can count on at least one. :’)


20 posted on 03/18/2011 7:31:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum


21 posted on 03/18/2011 7:36:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Fred Phelps is gay."

That would make a great poster for a counter protest. I'd love to see hundreds of them waving the next time these cretins show up at some funeral.

22 posted on 03/18/2011 7:40:28 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: JoeProBono

Perfect!


23 posted on 03/18/2011 7:42:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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