Phelps deathbed reports spark celebra...

Phelps deathbed reports spark celebration from foes

There are 96 comments on the Daily World story from Mar 18, 2014, titled Phelps deathbed reports spark celebration from foes. In it, Daily World reports that:

Reports that Fred Phelps, 84, the founder of the Topeka church known for its anti-gay message and protests of military funerals, is on his deathbed has some looking forward to the Westboro Baptist Church pastor's passing.

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hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#83 Mar 20, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
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Although they are merely platitudes, I've always found it true that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I have no desire to flatter the WBC, nor do I wish to follow Fred, Shirley and the gang into hell; besides, I do think they've unwittingly done us more good than harm.
I can't pinpoint any specific post and I am certainly not claiming that you have done this, but speaking VERY GENERALLY, I see an attitude all over life of, "Here is what I do, and therefore so should you." It's not escaping me that I'm seeing the same thing with reference to this phelps death. In that context, EVERYONE is fine, what you're saying is great, what Ralph is saying is great, everyone. But others might not agree with you, and to be *critical of them* for wanting to celebrate the phelps death strikes me as strange. That's their reaction, their take on it, their having had to live with it, etc.

I would say I'm more piggybacking on your post than responding *to* it, although it's a great jumping-off point. I'm more or less defending those who can't contain the savagery of their anger for the phelps death, hahahaha.
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#84 Mar 20, 2014
I'm seeing people on other sites say, "Then you're just as bad as they are," and I find this ludicrous; I can't even wrap my head around it. Two people Doing X are not doing it for the same *reasons*; therefore, by *logic*, the take on their action has to be examined in different contexts.

But some disagree with this, saying "Hatred is hatred." Fair enough. I hear you. Good luck getting everyone else to agree, though. Not how life works.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#85 Mar 20, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
I think this is the time for us to show we're better people than them.
Also, any celebrations or counter picketing at his funeral would just give them the attention they desire.
As tempting as it may be to celebrate the death of a hateful bigot, the best thing we could do is basically ignore it.
You've got to admit though, protestors showing up at his funeral with signs that say "God Hates Azzholes" would be priceless.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#86 Mar 20, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
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You've got to admit though, protestors showing up at his funeral with signs that say "God Hates Azzholes" would be priceless.
Even better would be holding rainbow signs reading "We Forgive You".

Imagine the press THAT would get.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#87 Mar 20, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
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They say there will be no public funeral. Go figure.
Ya, wonder why?=) LOL

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#88 Mar 20, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Even better would be holding rainbow signs reading "We Forgive You".
Imagine the press THAT would get.
True dat.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#89 Mar 20, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
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They say there will be no public funeral. Go figure.
Well, people can always call up the law firm, or email the church, and express their sympathies.
Schmitt

Columbus, OH

#90 Mar 21, 2014
The rest of that "church" should just jump in the grave with him.

Since: Aug 11

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#91 Mar 21, 2014
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Well, people can always call up the law firm, or email the church, and express their sympathies.
Right. Like hope you enjoy Hell baby!!!!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#93 Mar 21, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
IMHO, his death is neither worth mourning nor celebrating. Let the old geezer's memory fade away.
Though I agree that his death isn't worth mourning or celebrating, I disagree that his legacy will fade away.

I am convinced that many people decided to support gays and lesabians becuase of him. His legacy of hate and disrespect should not be forgotten anymore than the actions of the KKK.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#94 Mar 21, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Even better would be holding rainbow signs reading "We Forgive You".
Imagine the press THAT would get.
You may have just hit on the reason the family decided against giving him a funeral.

We must remember Fred was excommunicated from his own church 2-3 years back. His children have taken over so this is not the end of Westboro Baptist Bigotry.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#95 Mar 21, 2014
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>You may have just hit on the reason the family decided against giving him a funeral.
We must remember Fred was excommunicated from his own church 2-3 years back. His children have taken over so this is not the end of Westboro Baptist Bigotry.
I read somewhere that WBC doesn't give funerals as a rule. But it didn't say any more than that. It would be a strange religion that had no rites of passage.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#96 Mar 21, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
The Reverend Phelps has passed away. We all owe him a debt of gratitude because his insane antics only served to further our cause.
RIP
Now that's a good point. They were so over the top...that it helped.

“A long time ago”

Since: Nov 09

in a galaxy far, far away....

#97 Mar 21, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
I read somewhere that WBC doesn't give funerals as a rule. But it didn't say any more than that. It would be a strange religion that had no rites of passage.
If you made keying people's cars into your life's work, would you want anyone else to know about your own car?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#98 Mar 22, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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I read somewhere that WBC doesn't give funerals as a rule. But it didn't say any more than that. It would be a strange religion that had no rites of passage.
As if their "religion" was strange now?

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#99 Mar 22, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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I read somewhere that WBC doesn't give funerals as a rule. But it didn't say any more than that. It would be a strange religion that had no rites of passage.
Hell NO they won't have funerals.....Karma would smack them in the face with picketing! ROTFL

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