Brace yourself when you enter into the world of irrationality & insanity that the Phelps family lives in. Now, this is the most deplorable family that I have ever seen! How is it that noone has taken these kids away? Is it okay to raise children on a steady diet of hate & vitriol? I shudder to think what a nation of these types of psychos would be like! Here’s a little background info on them from Wikipedia:
“Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, 1929) is an American pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church in Topeka, Kansas. He is a disbarred lawyer, founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm and previous candidate for political office. He and his family are currently notorious for their anti-gay protests, claiming that most natural disasters and terrorist attacks are God’s punishment for a society that tolerates homosexuality.
He is known for public use of slogans (and banners carrying slogans) such as “Pervert Pope”, “The Godfather of Pedophiles”, “You’re Going to Hell“, “Don’t Pray for the U.S.A.”, “Thank God for 9/11“, “Thank God for Katrina“, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers”, “America Is Doomed”, “God Hates Fags“, “AIDS Cures Fags”, “God Is Your Enemy”, “Too Late to Pray”, “God Hates You”, “Priests Rape Boys”, “Catholic Priests Are Liars” and “Fags Die, God Laughs (or Mocks)”, and claims that God will punish homosexuals as well as people such as Bill O’Reilly, Coretta Scott King, Ronald Reagan, and Howard Dean, whom his church considers “fag-enablers”. He has also thanked God for the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and the 2005 flooding of James Bay in central Canada.
Phelps and his followers frequently picket various events, especially military funerals, gay pride gatherings, high-profile political gatherings, and even Christian gatherings and concerts with which he has no affiliation, arguing it is their sacred duty to warn others of God’s anger. When criticized, Phelps’ followers say they are protected in doing so by the First Amendment.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Phelps
That’s what so great about America! Even these miscreants can emit the most vile language,say they hate America,& then use the First Amendment as a safeguard. How deplorable! There are many folks who detest their pestilent conduct. And one of them may have set their garage on fire. Here’s more on that from CJOnline:
“Topeka firefighters were dispatched to Westboro Baptist Church, 3701 S.W. 12th St., at 1:05 a.m. A fence and garage were engulfed in flames. ”
“Shirley Phelps-Roper said she thinks the fire was intentionally set.
“None of what they do is going to stop us from delivering our message,” Phelps-Roper said as she watched firefighters continue to spray water on the garage.
“We’re not surprised by this,” Phelps-Roper said, adding that anyone who may have started the fire were “cowards.”
Phelps-Roper said firefighters responded and “did what they were supposed to do.”
As she pointed to the house where her parents live, she said, “There are two elderly people who live here.” Phelps-Roper said her mother, Margie Phelps, is 82 and her father, Fred Phelps Sr., is 78.
She also said this is the most aggressive act toward her family to date.”(End of Excerpts) Read the whole article in it’s entirety here:(http://www.cjonline.com/stories/080208/bre_fire.shtml
The video I included contains a interview with the Phelps family that was conducted by Louis Theroux of BBC. It’s a very disturbing & engrossing look at this odious family.Vodpod videos no longer available.