Fred Phelps dead; founder of anti-gay...

Fred Phelps dead; founder of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church was 84

There are 523 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 20, 2014, titled Fred Phelps dead; founder of anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church was 84. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America's tolerance for gay people, has died.

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“Equality First”

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#1 Mar 20, 2014
Can't say it saddens me any.
Stupid American

Dalton, MA

#2 Mar 20, 2014
I'm sure Harry Hay's death did. STUPID AMERICAN!

“Common courtesy, isn't”

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#3 Mar 20, 2014
It is done.

His life is over, and in the end, his name is synonymous with hatred and evil.

What a sad legacy.

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#4 Mar 20, 2014
Eccle. 3:19-21, "For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as one dies, so dies the other; yet they all have one breath; so that man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward, and the spirit of the beast goes downward to the earth."

Eccle. 9:5, "For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward: for the memory of them is forgotten."

Psalm 6:5 ("For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?"),

Psalm 88:10 ("Wilt thou do wonders for the dead? Will the dead rise and praise Thee?"),

Psalm 115:17 ("The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into the silence"),

Eccle. 9:10 ("Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going").

“Equality for ALL”

Since: Jul 10

Massachusetts

#5 Mar 20, 2014
"There will be no funeral, Margie Phelps said."

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The family doesn't want the funeral protested. Talk about hypocritical.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#6 Mar 20, 2014
My parents always taught me that if I CAN'T say something nice, then DON'T say anything at all:-)
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Dalton, MA

#7 Mar 20, 2014
I don't believe anyone should protest anyone's funeral.
Sick of Bigots and Morons

San Francisco, CA

#8 Mar 20, 2014
Too bad I don't believe in hell because that is surely where Phelps belongs.

“Common courtesy, isn't”

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#9 Mar 20, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
My parents always taught me that if I CAN'T say something nice, then DON'T say anything at all:-)
Someone was joking about that earlier, and their workaround was: "Fred Phelps is dead. How nice."
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Dalton, MA

#10 Mar 20, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
My parents always taught me that if I CAN'T say something nice, then DON'T say anything at all:-)
Well obviously you haven't learned much from your parents since you have no problem demanding the state provide two men with a child denying the child basic human rights with a mother. The child will grow up lacking and NEVER know any mother. You have strayed from the herd and now seek to lower the foundation to your level.

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“Common courtesy, isn't”

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#11 Mar 20, 2014
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
I don't believe anyone should protest anyone's funeral.
Agreed. But has that always been your opinion, or is it something you've just recently concluded?

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#12 Mar 20, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
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Someone was joking about that earlier, and their workaround was: "Fred Phelps is dead. How nice."
To funny........interesting way to look at it;)

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#13 Mar 20, 2014
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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Well obviously you haven't learned much from your parents since you have no problem demanding the state provide two men with a child denying the child basic human rights with a mother. The child will grow up lacking and NEVER know any mother. You have strayed from the herd and now seek to lower the foundation to your level.
What has that got to do with Fred Phelps passing? My guess is ABSOLUTELY nothing!!

Children are often raised without one parent or other and what you are trying to do is inject your hatred for Gays by making this sort of comment......I HAVEN'T done anything and there is NOTHING wrong with two men raising children regardless of your opinions!!!

“Common courtesy, isn't”

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#14 Mar 20, 2014
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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Well obviously you haven't learned much from your parents since you have no problem demanding the state provide two men with a child denying the child basic human rights with a mother. The child will grow up lacking and NEVER know any mother. You have strayed from the herd and now seek to lower the foundation to your level.
How silly. So your true issue is not just with gay and lesbian couples, it's with divorce, single parents, and single parent adoptions. So what are your proposed solutions ... outlawing divorce, mandatory marriage, and leaving potential adoptees in orphanages? What do you think should be done when a parent is incarcerated, or sent overseas with the military, and is not in the home?

“Equality marches on! ”

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#15 Mar 20, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
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What has that got to do with Fred Phelps passing? My guess is ABSOLUTELY nothing!!
Children are often raised without one parent or other and what you are trying to do is inject your hatred for Gays by making this sort of comment......I HAVEN'T done anything and there is NOTHING wrong with two men raising children regardless of your opinions!!!
He's just a whack-a-doodle. He can't get anyone at the grocery store or out on the street to listen to him, so he comes on here posting his idiocy.

“and how does this effect you?”

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#16 Mar 20, 2014
DaveinMass wrote:
"There will be no funeral, Margie Phelps said."

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The family doesn't want the funeral protested. Talk about hypocritical.
Well, they have to bury him, don't they? It's not like they are going to put him in the basement. I personally think no one should picket or give these people any media attention, that's all Phelps wanted.
Sgt Common Sense

United States

#17 Mar 20, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
My parents always taught me that if I CAN'T say something nice, then DON'T say anything at all:-)
Could you say,“he’s dead, how nice??”
Stan

Stamford, CT

#18 Mar 20, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
My parents always taught me that if I CAN'T say something nice, then DON'T say anything at all:-)
So STFU then.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Dalton, MA

#19 Mar 20, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
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Agreed. But has that always been your opinion, or is it something you've just recently concluded?
I also have come to believe that Israel is the reason for many problems in the world and the people who coddle Israel are just as eVil. Are you smart enough to see this and the BS it is is more just a divider and conquer strategy? Or is that 'just an opinion'?
Sgt Common Sense

United States

#21 Mar 20, 2014
What an amazing day.
First day of spring, weather here is just beautiful.
The UN declared today the “International Day of Happiness”.
And now this…..

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