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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 05:55 AM
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Fred Phelps Protesting Military Funerals Around the Country.
His church was bombed, and now he protests funerals of the war dead

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Kansas preacher says he's coming to Idaho

By CHUCK OXLEY
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOISE, Idaho -- A Kansas preacher and gay rights foe whose congregation is protesting military funerals around the country said he's coming to Idaho tomorrow to picket the memorial for an Idaho National Guard soldier killed in Iraq.

A flier on the Web site of Pastor Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church claims God killed Cpl. Carrie French with an improvised explosive device in retaliation against the United States for a bombing at Phelps' church six years ago.

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"What Phelps is doing is a reprehensible thing, to take a funeral and turn it into a photo op for his hate cause," Fischer said.

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In 2003, Phelps demanded that he be allowed to erect an anti-gay monument in a Boise public park. To avoid a lawsuit from his group, city officials voted in 2004 that a Ten Commandments monument be moved out of the park.

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Why does Fred Phelps hate America?

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 05:58 AM
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1. Nut Job?
Edited on Wed Jun-15-05 05:58 AM by liberal N proud
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 06:08 AM
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2. That's it in a nutshell.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 06:08 AM
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3. Even Phelps goes to military funerals.
Edited on Wed Jun-15-05 06:09 AM by onehandle
He's a better man than Bush.

;-)
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 08:01 AM
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4. What, exactly, would an anti-gay monument look like?
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 02:53 PM
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5. What in the hell is he protesting?
The war that killed them? The fact that they died? I don't understand this, other than, of course, the fact that Phelps is certifiably insane.

I mean, if 'God' 'wanted' to kill someone in retaliation for Phelp's church bombing (which he probably did himself to garner sympathy), why did he have to use Iraq and kill 100,000 other people in the process? Is his 'aim' that bad?
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 03:43 PM
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6. Phelps is pond scum.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 07:39 PM
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7. I hope the father and brothers of one of these soldiers KICKS HIS ASS
what a certified piece of garbage Phelps is
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Gemini Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 11:42 PM
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9. I hope so too.
Phelps needs to stop hating America.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 09:47 PM
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8. what a jerk
he's so far right most extremists don't even like him. He's saying these military murders are revenge by God for someone bombing his church six years age. He was going to put an anti-gay monument in Julia Davis Park because we had a 10 commandment's monument in the park for decades. It was some horrible hate speech against that poor boy in Wyoming, who was tied to the fence and beaten to death. We moved the monument. And the religious-right wing nut jobs are still protesting the removal. Like it's the Lefts fault with a separation of church and state statement. sheesh, always our godless fault.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-15-05 11:49 PM
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10. If some Marines or Army troops kicked his butt back to Kansas
I'd be the first one saluting and shouting "Semper Fi" and "Hooah". Gawd I hate that man and his spawn!
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-05 09:10 AM
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11. Phelps, the other white man right wing idiot. nt
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