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Fred Phelps, Friend of the Gays
Daily Beast ^ | March 20, 2014 | Jay Michaelson

Posted on 03/20/2014 12:42:52 PM PDT by C19fan

If Fred Phelps didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

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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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: gay; phelps; westboro
The MSM played along giving him and his ilk all the media coverage he wanted.
1 posted on 03/20/2014 12:42:52 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Yeah, I can remember all those WBC members carrying “God Hates Fags” signs at all those gay pride parades...

All none of them.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 12:44:16 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Yeah, and think of how few people know that fact.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 12:47:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: C19fan
There was nothing disguising his feelings; he made it clear that being anti-gay really was all about hate.

By that logic all liberals really are just like Hitler and want to gas all Jews. Guilt by association using the widest possible broad brush works both ways, Jay.

4 posted on 03/20/2014 12:54:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: C19fan

I was listening to a Christian radio station this morning and the reporter was talking about a book called “After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s.” One of the reviewers of the book says “I think those that think this book is great because they support the gay agenda are missing the point. The book encourages deceptive marketing to advance its goals. It encourages acceptance of homosexuality based on intimidation, lies and half truths. Do the people who advocate this in the name of gay rights really believe that the ends justify the means, even if the means are evil and abusive? Which brings up another question, if it is impossible to convince people of the goodness of homosexuality without lying about it, have you really convinced them? As soon as they find out the truth I would think they would be angry at being duped.”

I have never heard of this book and I don’t really want to read it but judging from the reviewers and rebuttals to the reviews, the homosexual agenda has known for a long time exactly what they are doing.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 1:00:13 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: C19fan

I believe Phelps was an agent-provocateur for the Democrats.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 1:07:06 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: C19fan

I’ve not wished another Americans Death, but I have smiled at reading his Obituary.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 1:09:12 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Well, he was a crusading civil rights attorney before founding his “church”. He ran numerous political campaigns on the Democratic side of the ticket in Kansas. He campaigned and held fund-raisers for Al Gore.

Oh, and his “church” was simply his family of lawyers, and they engaged in provocative and offensive public demonstrations and routinely sued the hell out of anyone who violated the church’s free speech rights.

All in all, it certainly sounds like a lawsuit machine dreamed up by annoying liberal lawyers now doesn’t it? And the press gobbled it up like a hog at the trough - the image the “church” presented fed every nasty and hateful bias the American left and the communist infiltrators in the media cherish.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 1:15:29 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: C19fan

May this average Democrat and Democratic supporter RIP.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 1:16:24 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: MuttTheHoople

I’ve had similar suspicions about him myself.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 1:19:47 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
I believe Phelps was an agent-provocateur for the Democrats.

I, too, have considered that as a possibility but for the homos, not the Dems (though he would have been serving their interest also).

His background was strictly Democrat, his "church" could have held services in a phone booth, yet he got a ton on media attention as the face of the anti-homos. Something about that doesn't ring true.

11 posted on 03/20/2014 1:23:30 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: C19fan

Precisely because Phelps doesn’t have anything in common with conservatism is why the left will lose with his passing.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 2:01:42 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: C19fan

Bet he was light in the loafers and decided this was the best way to advance the agenda.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 2:02:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Yeah, I can remember all those WBC members carrying “God Hates Fags” signs at all those gay pride parades... All none of them.

Funny isn't it?

14 posted on 03/20/2014 2:03:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Fred Phelps was the face of Christianity for the Liberal minds with no experience with true Christians.

He was a favorite punching bag for any anti-Christian group to say “Westboro Baptists are as hateful as all the other Christians” therefore giving credence to the notion that God hates (You.)

To those who have no positive experience with Christ and have the liberal media as the only source of information, all Christians are evil because this notorious is.

People like this do great damage to the church and deny otherwise good people to reject the message before it is even heard.


15 posted on 03/20/2014 3:43:40 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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You know that Phelps was excommunicated from his church. Also, Westboro is going to picket and demonstrate at his funeral. In addition to that his daughter is apparently calling him a fag-loving whore. It’s all quite interesting.

Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Fred Phelps’ Funeral, Says Daughter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134261/posts

And this post in the thread ...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134261/posts?page=21#21


16 posted on 03/20/2014 4:16:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SandRat
"I’ve not wished another Americans Death, but I have smiled at reading his Obituary."

Where did I hear this one before?

17 posted on 03/20/2014 10:04:06 PM PDT by celmak
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I thought the MSM would specifically label him a conservative, but in the reports I saw, that did not occur. Almost all the MSM reporters simply failed to mention that Phelps was generally loathed, not supported, by conservatives.

To give credit where is is rarely due, the New York Times actually stated that Phelps was a Democrat:

...a much-loathed figure at the fringe of the American religious scene, denounced across the theological and political spectrum for his beliefs, his language and his tactics.
Well, yes.
18 posted on 03/21/2014 12:04:56 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: C19fan
Deliberate friends with the understanding that the male homosexual's only
attribute to their standing of being gay is Anal Sex. They are the disease and corruption
of society and prey on children for their sexual relief, and they are constantly
on the prowl for Sex with new partners with the expectation of having a new experience of Anal sex.

Homosexuality is a mental disorder of those who are dangerous to all Humans.
Rapists don't rape for the relief, they do it for the power. just as Homosexuals
do not have sex for love, it's for perverted sexual pleasure in the same way
a Muslim would hump a goat.

19 posted on 03/21/2014 12:22:33 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Yeah, I can remember all those WBC members carrying “God Hates Fags” signs at all those gay pride parades...None

I've noticed the same thing. He and his demented followers would show up with "God Hates Fags" signs at the funerals of US Servicemen, none of whom (in all likelihood) were homosexual. It's about as logical as if 1960's black civil rights activists went over to Japan or China to protest Jim Crow laws, i.e. no sense at all, unless the agenda is to stir up random trouble rather than protest for a cause.

I'm convinced that the whole outfit was conceived by Phelps as a false flag, designed to create a caricature of Christianity and "homophobia" in the mind of the public. As for his followers, well, you can always find some people somewhere to recruit for any cause.

20 posted on 03/21/2014 11:56:41 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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