Fred Phelps Dead At 84

Submitted by: Ani187 3 years ago in

The Westboro Baptist Church founder died on Wednesday and there was much rejoicing.
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Female 4,587
JadesDitoyr... He may have been a great humanitarian for the causes HE believed in (i.e. Michael Jackson giving massive $$ to charities but going home and molesting little boys) but the poison he spouted towards all others, is like making an omelet with 4 good eggs and one rotten one... it still inedible.
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Female 8,113
Sorry- I can take no pleasure in an old, sick and bitter man dying. He must have been miserable while alive- how else could he sustain such hatred, his family is fractured and broken, raised in an atmosphere of oppression and judgement. The whole thing is terribly, terribly sad. I only hope that they will all run out of the energy required to sustain such hate, and slowly find some peace and happiness.
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Male 7,123
Turdburglar,

`He, and his church, are all faggots.`

Kinda missing the point there.
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Female 6,381
There`s one guy who`s finding out real fast if there`s a Hell.
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Male 535
Make his headstone a urinal...
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Male 1,218
Sorry for the pic size. I`m obviously an amateur at this stuff.
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Male 1,218

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Male 4,891

To those who say it`s wrong to be happy about a death:

Stop yer better than everyone else drama. You can say that to make yourself feel better. Really you say it to make yourself feel like a better person than the rest of us (aka the world).

The human race is better off. We have every right to CELEBRATE death, when it is one of the greatest a$$holes of human kind.

I can`t wait for the rest of those WBC a$$holes to DIE. He, and his church, are all faggots.

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Male 4,891

BURN BURN BURN MOTHERF*CKER!

This POS makes me wish hell were real.

Dead Piece of s#it. Dead Dead Dead.
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Male 13,630
Gerry1of1
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That would be a Showstopper!
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Male 13,630
dagfizz
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Much respect and salutations to you sir
you have way more resolve than I
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Male 837
Fred Phelps did a lot of work to bring equal rights to the black community. He did do some good in the world.
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Male 881
There is a little less hate in the world.
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Male 4,309
well at lest he made it to haven. god rest his sole.
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Male 837
@Zira
While I had no love of the doctrine he spouted, it is nice to see some who understand that every death is a loss.
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Male 2,675
It takes a big person to take the morally higher ground and say that it`s not right to take joy in anyone`s death or wish hateful things upon people for believing differently than you do.



Fortunately I`m not one of them ... this drater deserved to be eliminated from the species and I hope he`s in the hottest place of hell and forced to watch gay porn for the rest of eternity.

The only thing that saddens me about it is that it takes a lot more hatred than this little man`s to make something like the WBC. His demise won`t slow the hateful cause.
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Male 20
I`m a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, the motorcycle group formed to neutralize the WBC presence at military funerals (google it if you don`t know who we are). On several occasions, I`ve encountered WBC, and though I never met Fred Phelps personally, I did have run-ins with his daughter Shirley (@LordJim, had no idea she`d been ousted, too. Thanks for that info).

The sheer tenacity of the hatred they displayed live and in person (news clips and YouTube videos simply can`t capture its full effect) spoke of something deeply deeply wrong with the man.

I take no pleasure in his death, only pity. To me, the man clearly danced with many demons, and I can only hope that he had a chance, in his final days, to come to peace with them.
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Male 1,692
I still believe the whole church makes money by suing the state when they are denied their 1st amendment rights to freedom of religion and assembly when they attempt to protest funerals. The whole group is a bunch of trolls full of legal scholars, Phelps was a lawyer and began his firm in 1964 and his daughter Shirley has a J.D. degree. They run a racket that works on attention seeking protests, protests over dead children, soldiers, celebrities, everyone is going to hell according to their Americana version of Hyper-Calvinism.

Better ignore the whole lot, they earn a good living getting into our collective faces.
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Male 376
"What a miserable end to a miserable life. Cast out by his own creation and left to die alone, without even a funeral service."

You reap what you sow? I feel like this is something he should have already known given his "profession." Maybe he should have practiced what he preached?
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Female 2,691
No services? So, his "church" will not be protesting his funeral. Bummer.
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Male 3,842
Ding Dong, the witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding Dong, the wicked witch is dead!

Friends of Dorothy, and friends of friends, celebrate. I`m literally singing this song right now
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Female 4,587
"Today, Mr. Phelps may have learned that God, in fact, hates no one. Vicious and hate-filled as he was, may his soul find the kind of peace through death that was so plainly elusive during his life." George Takei
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Male 7,123
Seems there ain`t going to be a funeral, Zigrat. Excommunicated, so I guess a pauper`s grave.

Anyway, only pooty people protest at funerals. You must have noticed that.

Gerry, what are the catering arrangements? Will it be themed?
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Male 6,189
I hope people protest at his funeral.
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Male 40,216

I`m hosting a gay orgy on his gravesite.
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Male 4,745
Everyone is saying we should turn the other cheek and feel sorry for this asshat. Not me. The guy was scum who protested funerals. I only hope he suffered a lot in the end.
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Male 7,123
The number of people made sad by your death divided by the number gladdened by it = your score in life.

(most people will be indifferent, so they don`t count)

Fred Phelps seems to have dedicated his life to achieving record low score.
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Male 5,094
Best way to deal with WBC is to not give them any attention at all.
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Female 2,228
Reading over his biography, it`s safe to say the man was very obviously mentally ill. Allegations of child abuse and a bizarre whiplash inducing change around midlife suggest as much. I can`t heap scorn on such a sad sick case, he was a broken hurting man who hurt others in turn.

There is no worse fate than to die alone and be denied remembrance by one`s relatives after. The ancient Egyptians would`ve called that the second death. If God is merciful and compassionate, as mainstream xians often claim, then hopefully all the twisted cords of his life were wrung out in the end, and all the pieces of a sundered soul made whole.
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Male 7,123
What a miserable end to a miserable life. Cast out by his own creation and left to die alone, without even a funeral service.

According to Nathan Phelps, the first of the family to escape, not only did WBC abandon the old man, they prevented escaped family members from seeing him. Apparently some who had managed to shake off their up-bringing of hate wanted a last chance at ... reconcilliation? Closure? Something at any rate. But he ended his days alone.

There has been no explanation from the WBC for the excommunication but it seems to have been a coup of some sort. Shirley, who has been more or less running the show for years, was also ousted and replaced by an all-male `board of elders`. It has been suggested that the extreme measure of excommunication was partly motivated by a desire to ensure that nursing home costs would not be drawn from church assets.

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Female 4,447
Link: Fred Phelps Dead At 84 [Rate Link] - The Westboro Baptist Church founder died on Wednesday and there was much rejoicing.
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