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Westboro church founder Fred Phelps dies
CNN ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; antiwar; fredphelps; gaystapotactics; homosexualagenda; pinkjournalism; revisionisthistory; timelies; waronchristianity; westborobaptist

1 posted on 03/21/2014 4:43:01 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Yeah, and the church plans to protest at his funeral...


2 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?)
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To: nuconvert

It happens to most people.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 4:45:05 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Good riddance


4 posted on 03/21/2014 4:45:15 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Don’t forget to write and let us know how hell is....


5 posted on 03/21/2014 4:47:26 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: nuconvert

What he ran is not what I would consider a church


6 posted on 03/21/2014 4:52:35 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

The church of twisted minds...


7 posted on 03/21/2014 4:54:51 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: nuconvert

8 posted on 03/21/2014 4:59:08 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: nuconvert

Good.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 4:59:17 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: nuconvert

The Devil said: Good morning, Mr. Phelps.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 4:59:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: nuconvert

At long last, Fred Phelps now knows if he was right or wrong.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 5:00:25 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Will his pal Al Gore attend the funeral?


12 posted on 03/21/2014 5:01:02 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: nuconvert

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.


13 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.)
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To: nuconvert

Now he gets to explain to God how he was appointed to speak in His name.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 5:04:19 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Cold Heat

Poetic.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 5:21:05 AM PDT by vladimir998 ("Protestant" is apparently another word for "Christ denier")
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To: nuconvert

It is wrong to speak ill of the dead, because they cannot defend themselves.

However, in this case, I’ll make an exception.


16 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.")
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To: nuconvert

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.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: nuconvert

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.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 5:44:49 AM PDT by dangerdoc (pWestboro Bank you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: nuconvert

19 posted on 03/21/2014 5:45:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: nuconvert

CNN is deeply saddened.


20 posted on 03/21/2014 6:07:12 AM PDT by bikerman
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To: nuconvert
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.
21 posted on 03/21/2014 6:18:04 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: nuconvert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiNMz_745vQ


22 posted on 03/21/2014 6:21:07 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: nuconvert

Oh great. Now he’s gonna come back as that creepy old dude, popping up outside a screen door just like in POLTERGEIST 2.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 6:28:04 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: nuconvert
Smell that? Smells like something died......


24 posted on 03/21/2014 6:37:23 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: beef

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.


25 posted on 03/21/2014 6:38:29 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: nuconvert
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.

26 posted on 03/21/2014 6:42:14 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: nuconvert

“Died of [unidentified] natural causes[,]” AIDS??


27 posted on 03/21/2014 7:08:29 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Agreed


28 posted on 03/21/2014 7:36:30 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: libstripper

“Died of [unidentified] natural causes[,]” AIDS??

That’s certainly possible given his probable lifelong lifestyle as a roadside reststop fellator.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 7:46:06 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: fungoking
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.

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.

30 posted on 03/31/2014 5:44:36 AM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began)
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