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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:43 PM
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Security Tight For Speech By Matthew Shepard's Mom
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/10/101905shepard.htm

A protest by members of a radical anti-gay religious group, and threats it might set off an explosive device, failed to materialize Tuesday night when the mother of Matthew Shepard spoke at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

Police and private security guards hired by the college were visible in high numbers.

Last week the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, led by Rev. Fred Phelps and known for its strongly worded anti-gay literature, threatened to picket the event.

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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:45 PM
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1. How horrible
That she should have to deal with that, after all that she's been through.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:46 PM
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2. That you would even need to have that kind of protection for the
mother of someone who was murdered....

How far we've come, how far we still have to go.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:48 PM
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3. AHH ---- FRED REAPPEARS
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 02:04 PM by saigon68









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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:58 PM
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8. WHERE does Fred Phelps get his followers?
These people are SO awful!!! :mad:
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:11 PM
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10. from what I understand
most of them are his family - at least the people who travel to protests are Phelps family members.
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:25 PM
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12. Sick, sick, sick.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 10:24 AM
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15. Here's what the ADL has to say about Fred
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nemo137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:17 AM
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14. No, Fred, I would think that God is your enemy.
Now, I can't prove it, but the whole "whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me" and "do justice, love mercy, walk humbly" things make me think that he might be.
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:41 PM
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4. "Thank God for Dead Soldiers?"
WTF? How sick is that? The mind reels.
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:49 PM
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5. "God is USA's terrorist" -- Not an Onion headline?
You have to wonder if this is the real Phelps outfit -- it's just a parody of itself.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:02 PM
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6. So... the WBC is a terrorist cell....
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:09 PM
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7. Rev Fred is one thing we and the freepers agree on
The freepers hate him, too. More for the statements about dead soldiers than the anti-gay thing, but also for the way in which he spews his hatred of homsexuality. The freepers don't want gays dead, they just want them back in the closet so that they (the freepers) never have to deal with their own repressed impulses and desires (which don't necessarily make them gay, but they don't understand that). I also think that they truly believe that open discussion of homosexuality makes being gay contagious like, I don't know, the bird flu.
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Jimbo S Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:13 PM
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11. True, but
you never see any conservatives challenging these people or taking them on.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:07 PM
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16. That's because
Phelps is just the ugly public face for the hatred and bile you'd hear in more mainstream houses of faith every Sunday morning. Secretly, they agree with him on a lot of points.

Phelps is to Old Testament Christianity what the Klan is to the Council of Conservative Citizens.
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Obamarama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:07 PM
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9. Someday I'm going to make a bumpersticker for my car that reads:
"Thank God For A Dead Fred Phelps"

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:50 PM
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13. another day in christian america.
and to think that people worried about cindy sheehan's supprt for the troops -- americans are stupid -- they don't even know what's out there.
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