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31 Responses to Fred Phelps Dead At 84

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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 9:20 am
    Link: Fred Phelps Dead At 84 - The Westboro Baptist Church founder died on Wednesday and there was much rejoicing.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 11:24 am
    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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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 11:45 am
    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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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm
    Best way to deal with WBC is to not give them any attention at all.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 12:15 pm
    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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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36199 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I`m hosting a gay orgy on his gravesite.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    March 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm
    I hope people protest at his funeral.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    March 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm
    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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    MelCervini Female 40-49
    2096 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm
    "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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    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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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm
    No services? So, his "church" will not be protesting his funeral. Bummer.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
    376 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    "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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    llaa Male 30-39
    1664 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    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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    dagfizz Male 30-39
    20 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    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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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 3:56 pm
    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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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
    841 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    @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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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3283 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm
    well at lest he made it to haven. god rest his sole.
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    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 5:24 pm
    There is a little less hate in the world.
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    JadesDitoyr Male 18-29
    841 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm
    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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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 6:20 pm
    dagfizz
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    Much respect and salutations to you sir
    you have way more resolve than I
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm
    Gerry1of1
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    That would be a Showstopper!
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4716 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    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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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4716 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    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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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 8:17 pm

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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 8:17 pm
    Sorry for the pic size. I`m obviously an amateur at this stuff.
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
    535 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm
    Make his headstone a urinal...
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm
    There`s one guy who`s finding out real fast if there`s a Hell.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    March 22, 2014 at 3:03 am
    Turdburglar,

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

    Kinda missing the point there.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    March 22, 2014 at 4:53 am
    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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    MelCervini Female 40-49
    2096 posts
    March 22, 2014 at 10:01 am
    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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