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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:18 AM
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Phelps Klan in key Kansas Department of Corrections posts
Several members of the extended Phelps family, which makes up most of the notorious anti-gay hate group Westboro Baptist Church, are ensconced within the Kansas State Department of Corrections (DOC), a prison advocacy group reported in December.

According to Seattle-based Prison Legal News, members of the Phelps clan who adhere to patriarch Fred Phelps' viciously anti-gay worldview while in the employ of the state of Kansas include offspring Margie Phelps, the DOC's director of re-entry planning; Fred Phelps Jr., a staff attorney with the DOC; and Timothy Phelps, a spokesman for the Shawnee County DOC. (Margie Phelps was even awarded "Kansas Correctional Association Employee of the Quarter" in late 2005 this despite her arrest at a 2004 protest at a dedication ceremony for the Brown v. Board of Education Historical Site in Topeka, Kansas.)

Abigail Phelps, another Westboro activist, is employed in the staff development office for Kansas' Juvenile Justice Authority. Lee Ann Phelps and Elizabeth Phelps both formerly held positions with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Department.

Although many officials quoted in the report, written by Alex Friedmann, say they are undisturbed by the presence of such radicals in government employ, Republican state Sen. Jean Schodorf described their presence on the state payroll as "an embarrassment." She complained that members of the Phelps clan "flaunt that they work for the state and can't be terminated" due to laws protecting civil service workers.

http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?...
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 09:32 AM
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1. Oh yeah! They're a family of lawyers.
But some of the kids have disowned the father and moved to California.
I think they've changed their names too! So would I!!
They're infested in public law in Kansas. It's nuts!
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