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Westboro church founder Fred Phelps dies
Posted on 03/21/2014 4:43:01 AM PDT by nuconvert
Fred Phelps -- the founding pastor of a Kansas church known for its virulently anti-gay protests at public events, including military funerals -- has died, the church said Thursday.
The 84-year-old died of natural causes at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to church spokesman Steve Drain.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; antiwar; fredphelps; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; pinkjournalism; revisionisthistory; timelies; waronchristianity; westborobaptist
posted on 03/21/2014 4:43:01 AM PDT
Yeah, and the church plans to protest at his funeral...
posted on 03/21/2014 4:44:23 AM PDT
by Cold Heat
(Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
It happens to most people.
posted on 03/21/2014 4:45:05 AM PDT
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
posted on 03/21/2014 4:45:15 AM PDT
( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
Don’t forget to write and let us know how hell is....
posted on 03/21/2014 4:47:26 AM PDT
(Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
What he ran is not what I would consider a church
posted on 03/21/2014 4:52:35 AM PDT
(A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
The church of twisted minds...
posted on 03/21/2014 4:59:08 AM PDT
by Old Sarge
(TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
posted on 03/21/2014 4:59:17 AM PDT
(The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
The Devil said: Good morning, Mr. Phelps.
posted on 03/21/2014 4:59:21 AM PDT
(lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
At long last, Fred Phelps now knows if he was right or wrong.
posted on 03/21/2014 5:00:25 AM PDT
(I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
Will his pal Al Gore attend the funeral?
Fred Phelps, known for his ties to the Democrat Party, was an agitator who set out to demonize Christian opposition to the homosexual agenda.
But then, CNN was founded by known anti-Catholic Red Ted Turner.
posted on 03/21/2014 5:02:10 AM PDT
by a fool in paradise
(The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
Now he gets to explain to God how he was appointed to speak in His name.
posted on 03/21/2014 5:04:19 AM PDT
To: Cold Heat
posted on 03/21/2014 5:21:05 AM PDT
("Protestant" is apparently another word for "Christ denier")
It is wrong to speak ill of the dead, because they cannot defend themselves.
However, in this case, I’ll make an exception.
posted on 03/21/2014 5:25:20 AM PDT
by The Antiyuppie
("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
Curiously, that photo of Phelps and his wife next to Al and Tipper Gore was strangely absent from the CNN obit. And no mention of his long-time political affiliation, either.
The Westboro Baptist nonchurch is and was a democrat institution to inspire contempt for both the Church in general and conservative views on sexuality in specific.
This is true historically and time will bear it out.
posted on 03/21/2014 5:44:49 AM PDT
(pWestboro Bank you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
posted on 03/21/2014 5:45:32 AM PDT
(Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
posted on 03/21/2014 6:07:12 AM PDT
All Gore fund raiser and local chair; civil rights lawyer; NAACP award winner; democrat local candidate. These are all things that need to be hammered home. If he was R, the legacy media would never let you forget it.
posted on 03/21/2014 6:18:04 AM PDT
(Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
Oh great. Now he’s gonna come back as that creepy old dude, popping up outside a screen door just like in POLTERGEIST 2.
posted on 03/21/2014 6:28:04 AM PDT
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Smell that? Smells like something died......
posted on 03/21/2014 6:37:23 AM PDT
(It's the Jihad, stupid......)
All Gore fund raiser and local chair; civil rights lawyer; NAACP award winner; democrat local candidate
He was a life-long democrat; he ran in five Democratic primaries in Kansas, including gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and mayoral races. He and his church supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primary and Bill Clinton in 1992.
I’m as sure that the dims won’t claim him; neither do Baptist. I am sure that the MSM won’t mention his party affiliation; but will his religious.
posted on 03/21/2014 6:38:29 AM PDT
(Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
Wouldn't want to be in his shoes come Judgement Day. Then again, I don't want to be in MY shoes come Judgement day.
I know this will be unpopular on this thread but I hope he repented of his sins and begged for our Lord's forgiveness before he departed this earth.
Our Lord doesn't hate any individual. He hates our sins, but He loves each and every one of us as His children and desires for us all to be in Heaven with Him. Whether or not we get there is our choice, as He intended it to be.
posted on 03/21/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT
(When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
“Died of [unidentified] natural causes[,]” AIDS??
To: Eric in the Ozarks
posted on 03/21/2014 7:36:30 AM PDT
(A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
Died of [unidentified] natural causes[,] AIDS??
That’s certainly possible given his probable lifelong lifestyle as a roadside reststop fellator.
posted on 03/21/2014 7:46:06 AM PDT
(Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
Im as sure that the dims wont claim him; neither do Baptist. I am sure that the MSM wont mention his party affiliation; but will his religious.
I don't see their peculiar behaviour as being associated with political allegiance as much as religious organization. WBC seems to be an Independent Fundamental Primitive Baptist church. They are link to three Baptist Confessions of Faith in the doctrinal statement on their website. Fred Phelps, founder of this local church, attended Bob Jones University for two years. I don't know whether another church sponsored him when he planted WBC in 1955. The previous year he was an associate pastor at East Side Baptist Church in Topeka so they may have had a service to found his church. He stopped fellowship with East Side afterward. One inherent problem for Fundamentalists, Baptist or non-denominational, is the doctrinal view of church structure. They view the church as always local on earth, and are fiercely protective of the independence of the local church. It is their defence against heresy infecting the churches. They can choose, or decline, to fellowship with like-minded churches. There is no governing authority outside the local church. Churches plant other churches which assume all the rights and responsibilities of a New Testament local church. Doctrinally this is how they view Apostolic Succession. That is likely what happened win the case of Fred Phelps and WBC.
posted on 03/31/2014 5:44:36 AM PDT
(The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began)
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