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Fred Phelps, former head of Westboro Baptist Church, died, family member says
WIBW ^ | Mar 20, 2014

Posted on 03/20/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

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1 posted on 03/20/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Bye.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 9:02:13 AM 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: Second Amendment First

I’m pretty sure he got a BIG surprise.
Hope he brought warm weather clothing...


3 posted on 03/20/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: onyx

The entire “greatest generation” failed America. Not the stupidity of one man.

May he RIP.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 9:04:33 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Saved, I think yes, but has probably lost out in other ways. A lesson for the rest of us.

5 posted on 03/20/2014 9:05:36 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: onyx

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan a massive loud protest at his funeral.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 9:06:14 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Second Amendment First

Probably dead and buried in secret for a few days so nobody could protest at his funeral.

CC


7 posted on 03/20/2014 9:07:09 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Second Amendment First

No comment.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 9:07:39 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: onyx

I first ran into his crowd fifteen years ago while protesting Clinton at the VFW convention in Kansas City. I told the secret service I wouldn’t stand on the same corner as them and they let us establish a new protest site across the street.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 9:08:13 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Kozak
[I’m pretty sure he got a BIG surprise. Hope he brought warm weather clothing...]

I take it NOT flip flops and shorts...


10 posted on 03/20/2014 9:08:23 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Second Amendment First

Seems like some in his own family rejected his antics.................


11 posted on 03/20/2014 9:08:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Darren McCarty

I hope that he received the Grace of repentance and conversion before he died.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 9:09:16 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Second Amendment First

The gays have lost their biggest asset.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 9:09:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First

Don’t let the door hit ya....


14 posted on 03/20/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Second Amendment First
Ironically, another son who is a member of the church, attorney Jonathan Phelps told us Thursday morning, "Pastor Phelps is doing just fine."

If they excommunicated him then why would they refer to him as "Pastor Phelps"? Unless they mean Shirley, or whoever is running the show now.

16 posted on 03/20/2014 9:12:08 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Enterprise
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan a massive loud protest at his funeral.

If Westboro Baptist isn't doing his funeral then what church in their right mind is?

17 posted on 03/20/2014 9:13:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Second Amendment First

May he roast.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 9:14:05 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Another Democrat.....................


19 posted on 03/20/2014 9:14:17 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: DoodleDawg

Bet you a dollar that Phelps in real life was an atheist.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 9:15:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DoodleDawg
Reached by phone in Topeka, Shirley Phelps-Roper confirmed her father had died at Midland Care Hospice.

Phelps-Roper politely said it was "none of your business" to a reporter's questions of whether members of Phelps' family had been present when he died and whether a funeral service would be conducted for her father.

http://cjonline.com/news/2014-03-20/shirley-phelps-roper-wbc-founder-fred-phelps-dead

21 posted on 03/20/2014 9:17:39 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: blueyon
Another Democrat................

He'll keep voting Democrat in multiple precints too.
22 posted on 03/20/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Enterprise

LOL.
Well, ‘bless their hearts.’


23 posted on 03/20/2014 9:18:23 AM 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: Second Amendment First; a fool in paradise

Is he gonna picket his own funeral?


24 posted on 03/20/2014 9:18:45 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Second Amendment First

They need to install a pay urinal on his grave to start paying off just a little of the damage he did in life.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 9:18:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Second Amendment First

WOW!
Good on you and the Secret Service!


26 posted on 03/20/2014 9:19:14 AM 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: edcoil

What does your comment even mean????


27 posted on 03/20/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: PA Engineer

You’re right!


28 posted on 03/20/2014 9:20:45 AM 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: Second Amendment First

Best news in months. Burn in hell, you bastard.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 9:21:37 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Enterprise
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan a massive loud protest at his funeral.

Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

30 posted on 03/20/2014 9:23:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: onyx

My very first FReep, first of several encounters with the SS, with my loyal GS dog Max.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 9:25:57 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Biting my tongue... biting my tongue.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 9:31:18 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Second Amendment First

One less Democratic voter... oh, wait...


33 posted on 03/20/2014 9:31:20 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I’m smiling! You had a great first FReep!!!


34 posted on 03/20/2014 9:32:09 AM 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: momtothree

[ Biting my tongue... biting my tongue. ]

I Fink i vit mah funge....


35 posted on 03/20/2014 9:32:49 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: fwdude

ROTFL.


36 posted on 03/20/2014 9:32:54 AM 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: NorthMountain
I hope that he received the Grace of repentance and conversion before he died.

Agreed.

37 posted on 03/20/2014 9:34:38 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: dfwgator
Bet you a dollar that Phelps in real life was an atheist.

You're on. Wish there was a way to determine who won.

38 posted on 03/20/2014 9:35:20 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Second Amendment First

I agree with their foundational message, that God is judging our nation because of our descent into depravity. I can certainly understand their frustration that our nation bows to the sins of abortion, adultery and homosexuality, to the exclusion of obedience to God. The simple formula is that God blesses obedience and punishes disobedience.

It’s the protesting at military funerals that has been wrongheaded and downright counterproductive. They should’ve confined their protests to homosexuals’ funerals. With AIDS and all the cancers they contract because of their deathstyle, there shouldn’t be any shortage of them.


39 posted on 03/20/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: Second Amendment First

I hope that some protestors show up with signs equally as offensive as those of “his flock.”


40 posted on 03/20/2014 9:36:53 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I’ll bet Midland Care Hospice is highly annoyed that their name came out in connection with Phelps. I hope they don’t get any fallout because of it.


41 posted on 03/20/2014 9:37:04 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Second Amendment First

No comment.


42 posted on 03/20/2014 9:37:10 AM PDT by nutmeg (ObamaCare: Yet another disaster brought to you by the democRATic party)
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To: momtothree

Me too.


43 posted on 03/20/2014 9:39:07 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge; their humans can't stop crying)
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To: Enterprise

Anyone care to enlighten me as to the circumstances of his “excommunication”?


44 posted on 03/20/2014 9:39:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: afsnco
I agree with their foundational message, that God is judging our nation because of our descent into depravity. I can certainly understand their frustration that our nation bows to the sins of abortion, adultery and homosexuality, to the exclusion of obedience to God. The simple formula is that God blesses obedience and punishes disobedience.

So they are a Godly group of folks who only stepped over the line when they picketed military funerals, is that it?

45 posted on 03/20/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Second Amendment First

Where do we get to protest his funeral? Lots of loud bikers might help.


46 posted on 03/20/2014 9:40:33 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: MrB
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3135121/posts?page=24#24

Short version that covers it.

47 posted on 03/20/2014 9:42:56 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: CodeToad

LOLOL


48 posted on 03/20/2014 9:43:18 AM 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: MrB
Anyone care to enlighten me as to the circumstances of his “excommunication”?

I don't think anyone knows for sure. Supposedly he either got the boot for advocating a knder and gentler Westboro or he was kicked out for pounding his pud. Considering he was 84 and by all accounts completely senile I have my doubts on either version being the truth.

49 posted on 03/20/2014 9:43:36 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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I’ve heard that he had begun to moderate slightly in his old age, which offended the more zealous, leading to “excommunication.”

I’ve also heard that he was caught masturbating, apparently in church, which the church equates with Onanism and homosexuality, leading to “excommunication.”

Given his age and health, I’d tend to lend credence to the first, with the second being a scurrilous tale spread by his own former zealots to further discredit the man.

But, I really don’t know. I hope he realized the error of his ways, repented and received forgiveness of his sins before he died.


50 posted on 03/20/2014 9:46:13 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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