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  • Julian Bond: NC is the new Mississippi

    08/23/2013 12:21:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies ^ | August 23, 2013
    Civil rights leader Julian Bond Friday called North Carolina the new Mississippi because of its voter-ID law. "North Carolina has become the new Mississippi," Bond said on a program that will air Friday night on "Political Capital with Al Hunt'' on Bloomberg TV. "They've just taken an enormous step backward in voting rights and a series of things because of the domination of Republicans in the House and the Senate and in the governor's chair,'' said, who who is a former chairman of the national NAACP and a former Georgia legislator.
  • The greatest! Michael Phelps gives Boomer a kiss and adds two more Olympic goldto his monster haul a

    08/09/2016 10:13:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 108 replies ^ | 10 August 2016 | Khaleda Rahman
    Michael Phelps gave his baby son Boomer a kiss as he added two more Olympic gold medals to his record total on Tuesday night after leading Team USA to victory in the 4x200 freestyle relay less than an hour after defeating his arch nemesis Chad Le Clos. Phelps made up for one of the rare losses in his brilliant career by seeing off rival Le Clos to win the men's 200m butterfly - and his twentieth Olympic gold medal, which he later admitted it was 'revenge' for 2012. 'There was so much emotion and so much build up for that...
  • CNN host says Michael Phelps shouldn’t carry US flag, but a ‘Muslim’ should

    08/08/2016 5:36:17 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    BPR ^ | 8 Aug 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    CNN host says Michael Phelps shouldn’t carry US flag, but a ‘Muslim’ should . . . Americans are furious (Full Title) Liberals wanted U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps to give up the honor of carrying the American flag and leading his country’s athletes at the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic games Friday night. He’s the wrong color and the wrong sex. After Phelps was chosen by his fellow Olympians, the U.S. Olympic Team tweeted: But coming in a close second to Phelps in the team’s vote was Ibtihaj Muhammad, a woman, an African-American and a Muslim to boot. What could...
  • Michael Phelps earns his NINETEENTH gold medal

    08/07/2016 10:50:31 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8 August 2016 | Hannah Parry For
    Team USA's swimming team are celebrating a double victory tonight after winning two gold medals. Michael Phelps takes home his 19th gold after winning the men's 4x100m freestyle relay. The 31-year-old, 22-time Olympic medalist, swam the second leg of the relay for Team USA - despite not competing in any freestyle events at the U.S. trials or in the preliminaries in Rio. He was cheered on by his girlfriend Nicole Johnson, who was sat with their son Boomer, and Phelps' mom Deborah.
  • Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Slain Student

    05/06/2016 9:00:37 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 6, 2016 | the AP
    Flags are flying at half-staff outside state buildings and grounds in Georgia in memory of a student stabbed to death on the campus of Fort Valley State University. Former student Joseph Anthony Scott Jr. faces charges including murder in the Tuesday killing of 19-year-old freshman Donnell Phelps. Police say Scott was harassing and groping three young women near the school cafeteria, and Phelps came to their aid by trying to intervene.
  • Michael Phelps sex scandal: Troubled Olympians girlfriend was born a man!

    11/20/2014 3:51:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 11/19/14
    Before he checked into rehab in September, Michael Phelps was having a steamy affair with much older blonde, Taylor Lianne Chandler. But the most shocking aspect of their relationship wasn’t the 12-year age difference. can exclusively reveal that Chandler, 41, was actually born a man! Chandler, born David Roy Fitch, tells Radar in an exclusive interview that she was an intersex baby.
  • [Westboro] Baptist Church won’t go to Iraq: Comedian donates flight money to charity instead

    08/23/2014 11:18:36 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 49 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | Oliver Wheaton
    The West Borough Baptist Church nearly made a journey to Iraq to protest against IS, after taking up an offer from comedian Adam Hills to fly the anti-gay hate group to the war torn country.The Australian comic made his pledge on his show The Last Leg, on Channel 4 last Friday after the church vowed to picket the funeral of Robin Williams, who they labelled a ‘fag pimp’.He told members of the controversial church to ‘put your money where your mouth is’ and offered to fly them to Iraq so they could protest against the killing of Christians by Islamic State...
  • Fred Phelps: no funeral for the preacher who picketed so many (+video)

    03/23/2014 11:54:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 3/20/14 | Mark Guarino
    Fred Phelps, a former street preacher who led a family ministry that raged against what he perceived as a morally bankrupt society, died Thursday. His legacy of picketing funerals of military veterans and disaster victims, promoting coarse language to condemn conduct he viewed as amoral, and waging legal battles that protected his actions under the First Amendment, earned him an international reputation of a man’s whose absolute conviction was never swayed in the face of widespread contempt. “The level of his vitriol, the savageness of his comments, were just unmatched anywhere. His rhetoric was such he united people both on...
  • Hate and How to Overcome It: How Should We Respond to the Tragic Death of Fred Phelps?

    03/20/2014 8:07:33 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 60 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/20/2014 | Ed Stetzer
    Death is always a tragedy. Hate makes it more so. Today, a man known for hate died. CNN concluded that his infamy was worth a breaking news alert. But how do we respond? How does this breaking news relate to the gospel's good news? I've had some run-ins with Westboro, though I don't like to use the words "Baptist" and "Church" when referring to it. (My apologies to the city of Westboro, but your sacrifice is appreciated to rescue the words "Baptist" and "Church.") I actually have a reminder of the Phelps family that I see every day. If you...
  • Fred Phelps, Friend of the Gays

    03/20/2014 12:42:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 20, 2014 | Jay Michaelson
    If Fred Phelps didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him. ................................................ Indeed, Phelps was one of the LGBT community’s best friends—precisely because he was so outrageous. Every time Maggie Gallagher or Robert George would get up and give some vaguely reasonable defense of ‘traditional’ marriage, Phelps’s posse would show up with their tricolor posters and homophobic rhetoric. Phelps was like the emperor with no clothes on. There was nothing disguising his feelings; he made it clear that being anti-gay really was all about hate.
  • Fred Phelps’ Death Prompts Westboro Baptist Church To Protest His Funeral

    03/20/2014 10:38:34 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 27 replies
    Duffel Blog ^ | 3/18/2014 | Paul
    TOPEKA, KS – On the same day that Fred Phelps’ body was found rotting in a chair in his upstairs office, members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced that they would be picketing his upcoming funeral. Phelps, born November 13, 1929, was the leader of the church — an organization that practices a strange, anti-homosexual version of Christianity that has been known to protest at celebrity and military funerals. The pastor’s daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, was the first to discover the 83-year-old’s body. “We haven’t brought dad out to very many protests for a few years now,” said Phelps-Roper. “In...
  • Fred Phelps, former head of Westboro Baptist Church, died, family member says

    03/20/2014 9:01:36 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 158 replies
    WIBW ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    Fred Phelps Sr., the former head of the Westboro Baptist Church, died late Wednesday night, according to a family member. Phelps' son, Timothy told 13 News that his father died just before midnight. Timothy Pheps works at the Shawnee Co. Jail. Ironically, another son who is a member of the church, attorney Jonathan Phelps told us Thursday morning, "Pastor Phelps is doing just fine." That, of course, could have been a spiritual reference. Over the weekend, we learned that Phelps was reportedly "on the edge of death." In a statement on his Facebook page, Nathan Phelps, who has been estranged...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps a Democrat

    03/19/2014 12:58:04 PM PDT · by celmak · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 03/18/2014 | Paul Bois
    The founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, notorious for leading hateful protests against gay rights, is actually a Democrat with long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. On Tuesday, Politico provided some background on Phelps' political history, most of which saw him endorsing Democrat candidates and running for office a number of times as a Democrat. In the 1990's, Phelps ran in three Kansas Democratic primaries for Governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving only 15% of the vote. He also ran for Senator in 1992, receiving 31% of the vote, and for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997....
  • Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Fred Phelps' Funeral, Says Daughter

    03/17/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 182 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3/17/2014 | Maria Vultaggio
    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...
  • Fred Phelps, founder of 'rabid' Westboro Baptist Church, said near death

    03/16/2014 1:26:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 3/16/2014 | Mark Sappenfield
    Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Kansas church held in disgust worldwide for its antigay protests of prominent funerals, is in hospice care and "on the edge of death," according to one of his estranged sons. Nate Phelps posted the information on Facebook Saturday night, adding the revelation that his father had been excommunicated from the church in 2013. A church spokesman told the Topeka Capitol-Journal that Phelps was indeed in the hospice but that Nate Phelps "is not well informed." The spokesman also refused to comment on the allegation that the elder Mr. Phelps has been excommunicated. Another...
  • Fred Phelps, Westboro Pastor, Ex-communicated, "at death's door" (NOT SATIRE)

    03/16/2014 9:08:52 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 70 replies Friendly Atheist ^ | 3/15/14 | Hemat Mehta/Patheos
    You know Fred Phelps. You loathe Fred Phelps. You despise everything he stands for, like his family members’ infamous protests at soldiers’ funerals with their awful “God Hates Fags” signs. They’ve been a symbol for many years of the religion-based animosity against the LGBT community — to the point that they’ve been labeled a “hate group” and even the most fundamentalist Christian groups denounce his church’s activities.... /snip/... Tonight, on Facebook, Nate (one of Fred's sons, excommunicated from the church) posted this: I’ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church, was...
  • Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. “on the edge of death,” son says

    03/16/2014 11:14:09 AM PDT · by South40 · 82 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | 3/16/2014
    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...
  • Remains of NY soldier killed in Korean War ID'd, being returned to upstate hometown today

    11/06/2013 9:36:42 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | November 06, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PHELPS, New York — The remains of a teenage New York soldier killed in the Korean War more than 60 years ago have been identified and are being returned to his upstate hometown.
  • Supreme Court upholds rape conviction, rejects religious privilege argument

    08/22/2013 7:16:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    concord monitor ^ | ANNMARIE TIMMINS
    The state Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions against Ernest Willis who is serving a 15-to-30 year prison sentence for forcibly raping his teenage babysitter twice, whom he knew through Trinity Baptist Church in Concord, in 1997. The court issued its ruling this morning. The girl, who became pregnant, was later made to stand before their congregation to apologize by then-pastor Chuck Phelps. A Merrimack County jury convicted Ellis of three counts of rape and one count of felonious sexual assault in 2011. Willis’s attorneys appealed the conviction on several grounds, including the admission of...
  • Defector from anti-gay church struggles with her past (Libby Phelps)

    05/20/2013 11:51:53 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jenny Deam
    Libby Phelps' family and faith told her that homosexuality was a sin and she was helping others find salvation. In the four years since she fled Westboro Baptist Church, her parents have not spoken to her. And her journey is far from complete.