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Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. “on the edge of death,” son says
CBS/AP ^ | 3/16/2014

Posted on 03/16/2014 11:14:09 AM PDT by South40

The estranged son of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church said his father is "on the edge of death."

Fred Phelps Sr. became famous for organizing picket lines of brightly-colored signs carrying hateful messages against tolerance during the funerals of military personnel and famous figures. His actions led to at least two federal and several state laws restricting protests during military funerals.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Nathan Phelps, who has been estranged from his father for 30 years, said the senior Phelps was dying in hospice care in Topeka, Kan., and that he had been ex-communicated from his own church in August of 2013.

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KEYWORDS: fredphelps; pastor; phelps; wbc; westboro
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1 posted on 03/16/2014 11:14:09 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Hope somebody protests his funeral.


2 posted on 03/16/2014 11:15:07 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

That would be poetic justice.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 11:16:21 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: DannyTN

“Hope somebody protests his funeral.”

Amen brother!


4 posted on 03/16/2014 11:16:26 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: South40

Geeeee, that’s too bad.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 11:16:36 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: South40

Where’s that “Well...bye” picture when you need it?


6 posted on 03/16/2014 11:16:36 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: South40

I guess Fred is going to find out what God thinks of people who hate “fags.” I would guess ol’ Fred gonna have some ‘splaining to do.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 11:16:39 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: DannyTN

My cat yacked on the recliner, that deserves more attention!


8 posted on 03/16/2014 11:16:40 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: South40

And don’t anyone forget - this jerk was a DEMOCRAT.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 11:16:56 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: South40
Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. “on the edge of death,” son says

Think he'll get a seat in HELL near Fat Teddy Kennedy?

10 posted on 03/16/2014 11:18:58 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: DannyTN

“Hope somebody protests his funeral.”

Understandable. A respectiful vigil would make a stronger statement about real Christian values.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 11:19:23 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: South40

Will Al Gore be sending flowers and a card?


12 posted on 03/16/2014 11:19:32 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: vladimir998

I wonder if Fat Albert Gore will have to balls to attend his close friend’s funeral...


13 posted on 03/16/2014 11:20:08 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: South40

May he find the truth of Christ’s love before his passing, beg forgiveness for his cruel behavior and instruct his followers to repent and repair their hateful damage. I wish Hell upon no one, even one who seems deserving.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 11:21:36 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
I guess Fred is going to find out what God thinks of people who hate “fags.” I would guess ol’ Fred gonna have some ‘splaining to do.

Yup, sure wouldn't want to be him, or any member of his "church" come judgement day.

Wouldn't it be poetic justice to have hundreds of people at his funeral with signs that say "God Hates Fred Phelps"

15 posted on 03/16/2014 11:23:16 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: South40

I’d best not post.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 11:23:28 AM PDT by bgill
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To: South40
God to Pastor Phelps, when finally he see's God, "now aren't you glad that I'm God, full of mercy and grace... and not you?!"
17 posted on 03/16/2014 11:23:30 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: South40

Fred Phelps? I hope he rots in hell.

He should pack lightly.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 11:24:51 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Ya, holding signs that say, "God is merciful... even to the ignorant"
19 posted on 03/16/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: bgill

20 posted on 03/16/2014 11:25:38 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Is he a real person?

I always thought they were some kind of street theater or performance art. Sort of like Andy Kauffman wrestling.


21 posted on 03/16/2014 11:25:53 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: South40

Would love to see a thousand Patriot Guard Riders attend the funeral maintaining silent contempt and not interfering with any others who decided to be noisy.


22 posted on 03/16/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: South40

It seems as though we’ve found the threshold for “prayers up” for the family,regardless of differences.


23 posted on 03/16/2014 11:26:52 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: South40

He is to Christianity what Putin is to it. And they both hate America.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 11:27:08 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Free Ukraine. Free Venezuela. Free Syria. Free Iran. Free the USA.)
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To: South40

A sinner [soon to be] in the hands of an angry God.


25 posted on 03/16/2014 11:29:26 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: South40

26 posted on 03/16/2014 11:30:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: DannyTN

Actually i hope NOBODY shows up.


27 posted on 03/16/2014 11:31:01 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: South40
Everybody dies. No one gets out of here alive. It's just the truth.

FMCDH(BITS)

28 posted on 03/16/2014 11:31:56 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You mean a seat near the Ted Kennedy eternal flame?Lard and alcohol,burns like napalm.


30 posted on 03/16/2014 11:39:15 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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31 posted on 03/16/2014 11:39:48 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: South40

Lord, help me to bite my tongue. Amen.


32 posted on 03/16/2014 11:44:21 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: South40

I’ve had a couple of run ins with these slime bags.

Loud, vulgar, profane, in your face disgusting pigs.

Farewell Fred. I’ll stop here.


33 posted on 03/16/2014 11:44:44 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: DannyTN

Hoping for a gay pride march at his funeral.


34 posted on 03/16/2014 11:45:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: dps.inspect

That would certainly make the message clear; as would “May God have mercy on your soul”. Mainly, just don’t behave like Phelps and the G.B.C. did.


35 posted on 03/16/2014 11:46:26 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: DakotaGator

That is a terrific idea. It really ought to happen.


36 posted on 03/16/2014 11:46:52 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: South40

Wouldn’t it be a hoot if some of ‘ol Fred’s Hospice workers turn out to be gay?


37 posted on 03/16/2014 11:46:52 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: vladimir998
And don’t anyone forget - this jerk was a DEMOCRAT.

The dirty little secret of the Westboro Baptist Church, and one you'll never hear reported by mainstream media.

38 posted on 03/16/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I have long suspected they were a lefty ‘troll group’ trying to make Christians look bad. Buncha pukes.


39 posted on 03/16/2014 11:50:33 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: South40

He’s on the edge of death? Can someone give him a gentle nudge? :-)


40 posted on 03/16/2014 11:50:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: South40

I hope Teddy Kennedy has a spot all warmed up for him


41 posted on 03/16/2014 11:52:23 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: vladimir998

“And don’t anyone forget - this jerk was a DEMOCRAT.”

Why would anyone be surprised about that?


42 posted on 03/16/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

“Is he a real person? I always thought they were some kind of street theater or performance art. Sort of like Andy Kauffman wrestling.”

Your assessment is more accurate than the media’s.

Fred Phelps was a crusading civil rights attorney. In mid-life he decided to pick up a divinity degree and open up a “church”. His church consists of his family, most or all of whom are also lawyers. They engage in very public, very objectionable, displays of speech and promptly sue the hell out of anyone that violates the civil rights of the “church” members.

Phelps has been known to make campaign contributions to crusading liberal democrats, has publicly and vocally supported liberal policies and politicians, hell he even campaigned for Al Gore.

However, most of the American public and the American media would rather view these persons as devout fundamentalist Christians demonstrating their deeply held religious beliefs; as such a view of the Westboro folks reinforces the anti-Christian bigotry and preconceived biases of the majority.


43 posted on 03/16/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Slings and Arrows

PURRFECKT!!


44 posted on 03/16/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: South40

I got him on my Dead pool this year

Would that be something if somebody protest his funeral LOL!


45 posted on 03/16/2014 11:56:49 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: jameslalor

“...hell he even campaigned for Al Gore.”

Well, Fred’s in for some real climate change shortly.


46 posted on 03/16/2014 11:58:44 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: SevenofNine

“Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.”

The ought to be a way to adopt this concept for the funeral.

“Jesus Loved You, Anyway” banners and flowers perhaps..


47 posted on 03/16/2014 12:00:31 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: jameslalor
Phelps has been known to make campaign contributions to crusading liberal democrats, has publicly and vocally supported liberal policies and politicians, hell he even campaigned for Al Gore.

Libs really hate seeing this picture every time they try to portray Westboro "Baptist" as a legitimate church ...


48 posted on 03/16/2014 12:02:04 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: South40
I think it would be most fitting for people to stand silently and pray for him, to show how true Christians act.

But what the heck do I know.

Luke 6:27-28 "But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

49 posted on 03/16/2014 12:03:18 PM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: South40
Pay-backs a BITCH,, hope its hot where he's going.
50 posted on 03/16/2014 12:04:06 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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