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Mon Mar 17, 2014, 05:40 PM

 

Fred Phelps' Funeral Will Not Happen, According To Westboro Baptist Church Member

Source: Huffington Post

Westboro Baptist Church is famous for its funeral pickets, and now that its founder, Fred Phelps, is on his deathbed, some people have raised the possibility of protesting his funeral. Others urge taking the high road.

However, it seems that there may not be a funeral at all, according to WBC member Margie Phelps, who told Huffington Post editor Nick Wing in February that memorials were not in line with their church policy.

@nickpwing We don't worship the dead in this church, so there'd be no public memorial or funeral to picket if any member died. — GodHatesYourStars (@WBCMargie) February 4, 2014


Phelps' estranged son, Nathan, wrote in a Facebook post that his father had been excommunicated from WBC, and was "on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/fred-phelps-funeral_n_4980493.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000055



Cowards knew the mother of all street parties was going to happen outside the funeral home.

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Reply Fred Phelps' Funeral Will Not Happen, According To Westboro Baptist Church Member (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2014 OP
Warpy Mar 2014 #1
Thor_MN Mar 2014 #16
arewenotdemo Mar 2014 #49
Thor_MN Mar 2014 #60
arewenotdemo Mar 2014 #61
Thor_MN Mar 2014 #62
thefool_wa Mar 2014 #2
sgtbenobo Mar 2014 #29
arewenotdemo Mar 2014 #50
DinahMoeHum Mar 2014 #3
LeftofObama Mar 2014 #4
struggle4progress Mar 2014 #6
LeftofObama Mar 2014 #8
ColesCountyDem Mar 2014 #17
LiberalEsto Mar 2014 #18
ColesCountyDem Mar 2014 #21
TeamPooka Mar 2014 #22
LeftyMom Mar 2014 #19
Ecumenist Mar 2014 #32
JI7 Mar 2014 #5
yuiyoshida Mar 2014 #10
Ken Burch Mar 2014 #42
olddad56 Mar 2014 #7
okaawhatever Mar 2014 #63
jmowreader Mar 2014 #9
riqster Mar 2014 #12
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2014 #15
Heywood J Mar 2014 #46
ck4829 Mar 2014 #11
Blue_Tires Mar 2014 #24
geretogo Mar 2014 #13
Ecumenist Mar 2014 #33
catbyte Mar 2014 #51
Ecumenist Mar 2014 #59
geretogo Mar 2014 #58
Paladin Mar 2014 #14
BigDemVoter Mar 2014 #20
TeamPooka Mar 2014 #23
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2014 #25
Common Sense Party Mar 2014 #55
muntrv Mar 2014 #26
LiberalElite Mar 2014 #27
RKP5637 Mar 2014 #28
Ken Burch Mar 2014 #41
RKP5637 Mar 2014 #56
MADem Mar 2014 #30
blkmusclmachine Mar 2014 #31
FreeState Mar 2014 #34
Lint Head Mar 2014 #35
AtheistCrusader Mar 2014 #36
Lex Mar 2014 #53
fujiyama Mar 2014 #37
wordpix Mar 2014 #38
davidpdx Mar 2014 #39
Ken Burch Mar 2014 #40
lisby Mar 2014 #43
Ken Burch Mar 2014 #44
AngryOldDem Mar 2014 #45
Nihil Mar 2014 #47
AtheistCrusader Mar 2014 #54
tblue37 Mar 2014 #48
3catwoman3 Mar 2014 #52
snooper2 Mar 2014 #57
Orsino Mar 2014 #64

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 05:42 PM

1. I knew they'd take the coward's way out

They'll probably cremate him, dump the ashes somewhere, have a perfunctory closed memorial, and then get busy dividing the spoils.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 07:05 PM

16. Better dump them in a sanitary sewer or the ammonia from urine will be overpowering.

 

Best protest I can imagine is "God Hates No One" signs.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:20 AM

49. How about "No One Hates Fags"?

 

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Response to arewenotdemo (Reply #49)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 05:29 PM

60. Could work, but...

 

Some people would only read "Hate" and "Fags".

What I'm curious about is why they kicked old Fred to the curb. Turning soft in anticipation of dieing? Wonder if Shirley has enough hate to keep the bastards organized...

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #60)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:25 PM

61. I think religious cults require the raving lunatic patriarch to survive.

 

In the long run, the brainwashed women don't have what it takes.

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Response to arewenotdemo (Reply #61)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:32 PM

62. Read this evening that there was takeover and Shirley is out of power

 

An all male group took over and ex-communicated Fred, apparently for not being batshit enough.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 05:46 PM

2. THis should have been expected

These guys are cowards and bullies whose entire "church" is founded on the principle of baiting people into physical confrontations that they can then sue you over. This guy was never a religious leader who was convinced of his righteousness, if he was, they would welcome the persecution they brought on themselves.

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Response to thefool_wa (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 09:36 PM

29. Reminds me of a quote.

 

"I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." –Mark Twain


Party on.

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Response to sgtbenobo (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:22 AM

50. Very nice!

 

Love Mark Twain.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 05:57 PM

3. When the time comes, the only comment I'll have is. . .

"Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather"
- Mathhew 24:28

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:00 PM

4. Unless he's cremated he will have to be interred somewhere.

I have a feeling that won't be kept a secret for long. Even if he is cremated I would imagine that word would leak out about the location of the crematorium. Either way I see ole Fred getting a big ole dose of "what comes around goes around."

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:02 PM

6. Fred wouldn't be around to notice, so why bother?

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:07 PM

8. No, Fred won't be around to notice, but his hate filled cult will.

I'm no where near Kansas so I have no intention of picketing, but to those who want to I say go for it!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 07:50 PM

17. He may have willed his body to science.

If he did so, by the time they get around to cremating whatever's left, no one outside of the family will even know.

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Response to ColesCountyDem (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 07:58 PM

18. What good is a body without a heart or brain? nt

 

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:14 PM

21. Zzzziiinnngggg!

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:18 PM

22. You win the internet today.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:01 PM

19. Primitive Baptists are generally opposed to cremation because they consider it pagan, or reserved

for criminals. Some may consider an intact burial necessary for the resurrection.

And before anybody gets huffy, Primitive Baptist is a description of a belief system, not a value judgment.

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Response to LeftyMom (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 10:47 PM

32. Yes, absolutely correct lefty. I've never understood why they believe that...

NEVER got it.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:01 PM

5. i think people should still party outside their home/church

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:13 PM

10. this!




































































































































































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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 03:38 AM

42. ...with a Village People/Bronski Beat/Frankie Goes To Hollywood/Culture Club dance mix!

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:05 PM

7. Their is a big difference between worshiping the dead and remembering them..

When some one passes , it is an important ritual,( in a society way to short on rituals), to gather, to remember the person, and to celebrate that person's life. It isn't for the person who passed so much as it for the family and friends who's lives that person touched. It is about coming together to heal from the grief of the loss.

But in this guy's case, maybe no one is grieving.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 20, 2014, 12:24 AM

63. I can't imagine the "men's group" who took over the church, excommunicated Fred and shoved

his wife aside are capable of grief. I would guess they lack many emotions. His wife will likely grieve. Love is love.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:12 PM

9. Translation...

"We're burying him in secret so his grave doesn't get violated."

Because you know the Topeka police would have to build an outhouse over Phelps' gravesite to cut down on the number of people they'd have to lock up for public urination.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:27 PM

12. An innovative solution!

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:55 PM

15. !!!



Well played!

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 08:37 AM

46. "... and one moving violation." (NT)

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:16 PM

11. He died a long time ago, that was some husk preaching hate

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:31 PM

24. +1

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:30 PM

13. cult member

The Republican party is losing one of it's most out spoken cult members .
Maybe there not holding a funeral because there taking him to a mountain top
to be taken in to the sky by a comet like those cult members in San Diego
a few years back .

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Response to geretogo (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 10:50 PM

33. He's actually a registered Democrat....unfortunately.

Don't know the last time he voted though

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #33)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:34 AM

51. I'll bet it was pre-1964.

And he was so wrapped up in his hate mongering that he just never bothered with voting.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #51)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 04:56 PM

59. Possibly, I don't know abut he's crazy as an outhouse rat...

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #33)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 02:40 PM

58. looks like a duck

You know the saying if it looks like a duck , etc. etc. I call them DINOS' ,democrats in name only .

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 06:34 PM

14. Chickenshit motherfuckers, all of them. (nt)

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:05 PM

20. Dead piece of shit. . .

He's responsible for harassing poor, devastated people all over the country. Too bad I don't believe in god, as if there were one, this clump of shit would be in hell.

Good riddance to a miserable, hateful asshole.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:20 PM

23. I'm still willing to have a party outside their "church".

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:39 PM

25. Funerals cost money

and this pack of thieves probably don't see a profit in it.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #25)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:44 AM

55. They could make a fortune on Pay-Per-View.

As long as they promise to show the protesters and grave pissers.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:43 PM

26. Phelps can dish it out but can't take it.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:43 PM

27. Wait a minute -

people can still picket these losers outside their "church" with or without a funeral or corpse.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 08:48 PM

28. Toss the POS in the nearest cesspool he'll have lots of company. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 03:36 AM

41. What did the nearest cesspool ever do to YOU, buddy?

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #41)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:59 AM

56. Well, mine just said it's gonna quit on me in protest. Guess I better rethink that one!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 10:16 PM

30. What, they plan on stuffing him, kinda like Roy Rogers' Trigger?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 10:45 PM

31. Protest at their little "church."

 

Turnabout is fair play!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 11:30 PM

34. "no public memorial or funeral to picket if any member died" Fred was excommunicated

"no public memorial or funeral to picket if any member died" Fred was excommunicated, he is not a member of the Church.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 11:45 PM

35. Dude can't even have a funeral.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 11:53 PM

36. They can dish it out, but they can't take it.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #36)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:40 AM

53. Like all bullies.

Cowards at heart.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 12:05 AM

37. These cowards probably won't even have a tomb stone

Too bad, I figured it would make a convenient rest stop to take a piss at if I'm ever driving through Topeka.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 12:10 AM

38. "worship the dead"---is that what they think goes on at a funeral?

These people are completely nuts

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 03:19 AM

39. It's probably for the best

Given what a divisive person he became it would draw attention from opposite sides and set up the mother of all protests.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 03:29 AM

40. The WBC EXCOMMUNICATED Fred Phelps?

 

Jeez...when your own family doesn't want you in the church you freaking invented, that's a bad sign.

Richard Dawkins has to be loving this.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #40)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 05:16 AM

43. I've been wondering about this

No one seems to be questioning this statement or asking about it. If he was kicked out--why?

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Response to lisby (Reply #43)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 05:21 AM

44. Maybe they caught him asking God for forgiveness...

 

...that, or they finally realized how much shit he's dragged them into...

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 06:26 AM

45. People will party anyway.

I'm not one for grave dancing, but I sure won't grieve, either. Fred better be prepared because I don't think he's going where he thinks he is.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 09:00 AM

47. "We don't worship the dead in this church" from a (nominally) Christian sect?

 




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Response to Nihil (Reply #47)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:42 AM

54. My cognitive dissonance breaker is now fused open. Halp!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 09:50 AM

48. ?? His father excommunicated from his own church? That is confusing! nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 10:40 AM

52. First time I have ever...

...heard of a funeral/memorial service being called "worshiping the dead."

At such services, family and friends typically gather to offer one another comfort. One has to have love and compassion in order to do that. The members of the so-called Westboro Baptist "Church" certainly score a big fat ZERO when it comes to love and compassion, so they are probably not emotionally capable of holding a service.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Tue Mar 18, 2014, 01:11 PM

57. They don't need to, MOCK FUNERAL in front of their "church thing"

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Mar 20, 2014, 04:31 PM

64. Therefore, it will.

That was easy.

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