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Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Fred Phelps' Funeral, Says Daughter
International Business Times ^ | 3/17/2014 | Maria Vultaggio

Posted on 03/17/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT by markomalley

After finding out Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. was on the verge of death many quipped the Westboro Baptist Church, the very organization he founded, would picket his funeral like they have so many others in the past. It might sound like a joke but apparently it’s the real deal: the WBC will hold a demonstration at the funeral of their former pastor.

Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, was reportedly excommunicated from the group.

Phelps Sr., 84, began to make headlines over the weekend after his estranged son Nathan posted a note to Facebook where he said the pastor is currently in hospice care and was excommunicated from the organization for reasons that remain unclear. As twisted as it may be, his daughter Margie (who is a part of the WBC) said on Twitter the hate-fueled organization would definitely be at his funeral, if only to picket.

“My dad Pastor Fred Phelps is a hell bound f*g enabling whore,” she shockingly wrote on Twitter Sunday evening. “#Westboro Baptist Church to protest this whores Funeral.”  Margie had nothing but revulsion to spread in regards to her father’s ailing health. She added he is “now a hell bound whore.” 

Speculation as to why he was excommunicated is rampant on the Internet, with some assuming the WBC members found out Phelps was actually gay and others thinking he might have had a change in heart as his health declined. There’s no definite answer as of now. 

Despite Margie and Nathan’s public statements that reveal Phelps Sr.’s passing is imminent, the WBC issued a “Recent Media FAQ” that denied the former pastor was not doing well. They said Phelps “is a person of advanced age, and such people sometimes have health issues.” But the organization seemed annoyed at the insinuation that they’re former pastor was “near death” since it’s “highly speculative” and “foolish considering that all such matters are the sole prerogative of God.” As far as Phelps allegedly being “excluded” from member ship at the WBC, the organization succinctly replied: “Membership issues are private.”

A spokesperson for the WBC said Phelps Sr. was in hospice care, but would not remark any further. “We don't owe any talk to you about that," Westboro spokesman Steve Drain told the Topeka Capital-Journal. "We don't discuss our internal church dealings with anybody. It's only because of his notoriety that you are asking."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: algore; dnc; fagenablingwhore; fredphelps; hellboundwhore; phelps; soros; wbc; westborobaptist
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: Da Coyote

Ping! Thanks for the tip!


2 posted on 03/17/2014 2:21:38 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

You just can’t make this stuff up.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 2:22:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

The final humiliation


4 posted on 03/17/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

wow


5 posted on 03/17/2014 2:23:18 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: markomalley

Some sort of contagious brain-wasting prions is my best guess at explaining these vermin.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 2:23:54 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: markomalley

Would the government force a gay florist to provide all the floral arrangements for the funeral?


7 posted on 03/17/2014 2:24:33 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: markomalley

This group has done more to help the homosexual cause than GLADD PFLAG LGBTQXYZ combined.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: markomalley
It's only because of his notoriety that you are asking.

Well....yeah.

9 posted on 03/17/2014 2:26:52 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: markomalley

“My dad Pastor Fred Phelps is a hell bound f*g enabling whore,”

Think she’s in the will?


10 posted on 03/17/2014 2:27:23 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: markomalley

Geeeezzz...these people just hate “EVERYBODY”!

I can’t wait until they start having church services where they protest each other.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 2:28:46 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: markomalley

Jeeeeeeeeeeeez......... this is what happens when blood relatives reproduce.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 2:28:50 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: markomalley
with some assuming the WBC members found out Phelps was actually gay and others thinking he might have had a change in heart as his health declined

I hope it's the latter.

13 posted on 03/17/2014 2:29:59 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: markomalley

Could it merely be that he had a change of heart?


14 posted on 03/17/2014 2:30:20 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: markomalley

Whaaaa-aaaat??

If they are baptized in anything it’s misguided vitriol.

Homos are a very visible problem today. Whether they mean doom is yet to be seen. I think it is a warning and a challenge to modern Christendom, which has had difficulties with ordinary marital purity let alone perversions. If you don’t get sex right before the Lord, you can’t be anything but a hypocrite to homosexuals — adultery is adultery.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 2:32:11 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: markomalley
“My dad Pastor Fred Phelps is a hell bound f*g enabling whore,” she shockingly wrote

Clearly not the most functional family in the country.
16 posted on 03/17/2014 2:33:48 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: icwhatudo

If I were the devil and I wanted to take the attention off of Christendom, a joke joint like this might be something I’d encourage.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 2:34:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: sueQ

Don’t you need a heart before you can change it?


18 posted on 03/17/2014 2:35:08 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

this doesn’t even rise to the level of redneck. it’s trash.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 2:35:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jonty30

Touche!


20 posted on 03/17/2014 2:35:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: sueQ
Could it merely be that he had a change of heart?

Not according to the daughter:


21 posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:03 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
Can anyone ANYBODY read this stuff and not just smile???

“My dad Pastor Fred Phelps is a hell bound f*g enabling whore,” she shockingly wrote on Twitter Sunday evening. ~snip~  She added he is “now a hell bound whore.”

 

22 posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: dfwgator
You just can’t make this stuff up.

You beat me. It struck me as satire before I clicked, but I knew it wasn't.

We all need to pray for Al Gore who lost a very close friend.
23 posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:44 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: markomalley

Like father ... Like daughter ... :-) ...


24 posted on 03/17/2014 2:39:44 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: markomalley
Not according to the daughter

Not exactly a reliable source.

Sounds like a family power struggle to seize control of the church assets before Fred died.

25 posted on 03/17/2014 2:40:00 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It sounds more like she has yet to rise to the level of trashiness. This was something else I found interesting:

"We don't discuss our internal church dealings with anybody

Doesn't that sound rather cultish? Jesus said you don't light a lamp and then hide it. He also said "Nothing I have done is in secret". What are they hiding?
26 posted on 03/17/2014 2:40:40 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: markomalley

Thanks for clarifying. I was hoping he had repented of his virulent hatred.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 2:41:51 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: markomalley

She caught him doing what?

No tabloid could invent this.

Figuratively if not literally the whole group seems a bunch of jerk-offs. Still it’s a kind of instant karma. Those who judge need to be real careful lest they be judged, and she could find herself on the outs real quick.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 2:42:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Certainly the biblical letters were quite plain about how they resolved sin issues.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 2:42:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: markomalley

Read the title and figured it HAD to come from The Onion or such.

What a sick joke these people are.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 2:42:58 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: markomalley

I’m looking for the humor/satire tag, but I don’t see it.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 2:43:56 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: markomalley

I thought that just grew hair on your palms and made you blind


32 posted on 03/17/2014 2:44:27 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: markomalley

He is in hospice? Does he have AIDS?


33 posted on 03/17/2014 2:44:53 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: markomalley

Thinking they’ve just flat torn out John 15 from their Bibles.

In fact, I’ll wager they would fail a 20 question basic Bible quiz.


34 posted on 03/17/2014 2:49:27 PM PDT by lurk
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To: markomalley

Per this article, there has been a power struggle:

http://cjonline.com/news/2014-03-17/elders-excommunicate-phelps-after-power-struggle-call-kindness-within-church

Most amazing to me is that Shirley Phelps seems to be left out and without power.


35 posted on 03/17/2014 2:55:19 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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He must have had tight control over the money


36 posted on 03/17/2014 2:57:34 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: markomalley

Remember...they claim to be lifelong Democrats.


37 posted on 03/17/2014 3:06:16 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: bigbob
I thought that just grew hair on your palms and made you blind

so if you masturbate, you're gay.....who knew?? That would mean that the 97%of men who admit that they masturbate are gay, the other 3% who lie and say they don't are O.K. !!!

38 posted on 03/17/2014 3:20:12 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: markomalley

These women are such hypocrites.


39 posted on 03/17/2014 3:25:15 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: markomalley

Margie Phelps is a hell bound bore.


40 posted on 03/17/2014 3:28:41 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: markomalley; Da Coyote; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; ...

DC Chapter Master Ping List

Soon looks like one less WBC a$$hole. 30 more to go.


41 posted on 03/17/2014 3:30:25 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: GSWarrior

I suspect her elevator doesn’t go to the top floor.


42 posted on 03/17/2014 3:30:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Hmm...try to imagine the potential sales of “I Was Fred Phelps’ Gay Lover”. I sense a business opportunity here.


43 posted on 03/17/2014 3:34:54 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: trooprally

Lord Jesus is nowhere near this bunch. He’s busy
with worthy others.

I also think Satan is waiting, don’t you?


44 posted on 03/17/2014 3:36:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: markomalley

Here’s hoping for a custom-sized meteorite strike .. a couple grams oughta suffice for whatever half acre is cursed enough to be hosting that event.


45 posted on 03/17/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I bet that the family reunions are a real hoot.


46 posted on 03/17/2014 3:50:33 PM 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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To: markomalley; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...
Phelps Sr., 84, began to make headlines over the weekend after his estranged son Nathan posted a note to Facebook where he said the pastor is currently in hospice care and was excommunicated from the organization for reasons that remain unclear

What did he do, anyway? Come to Jesus for real and repent?

This is so freakin' funny!

Combined PING and DANG!

47 posted on 03/17/2014 3:59:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: markomalley
They're bringing lawsuits against wicket people? What do they have against croquet?


48 posted on 03/17/2014 4:02:17 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: markomalley
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49 posted on 03/17/2014 4:15:13 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Billthedrill

Hmm...try to imagine the potential sales of “I Was Fred Phelps’ Gay Lover”.

As told by his right hand.


50 posted on 03/17/2014 4:16:58 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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