Fred Phelps protest - March 30, 2008

  • healthy1

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    Mar 10, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    I'm not sure how I feel about the name of this protest, but I like the idea of giving Fred Phelps a taste of his own medicine. I say it's about time.

    www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/78784/
    millionfagmarch.com

    Phelps' group of hatemongers is definitely still active. Last fall I saw them protest an appearance of Judy Shepard (from the Matthew Shepard Foundation) at my school.
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    Mar 10, 2008 5:22 AM GMT
    Here's the link:

    http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/78784/millionfagmarch.com
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    Mar 10, 2008 7:22 AM GMT
    The name is in response to the iconic Phelps' 'God Hates Fags' slogan.

    So anyone planning to go? Post the events here, would you? icon_razz.gif
  • irishkcguy

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    Mar 10, 2008 7:43 AM GMT
    Fred hasn't been seen in public for a long time, or so I am told. His daughter Shirley is pretty much the face of their congregation now. I think Fred may be dead and stuffed in the attic like Norman Bates' mother.

    As far as the protest goes, I say the Westboro church should just be ignored. They love this kind of attention.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 10, 2008 12:48 PM GMT
    I would agree with Irish, this group is an embarassment. What they do is beyond reason and seem to thrive on their mentally ill behavior. Take action when they cross the line and ignore them otherwise.
  • Alan95823

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    Mar 10, 2008 2:21 PM GMT
    Good heavens, the name of the march just conjured the following image....

    Thousands of flashy fashionable guys confronting the Phelpsies silently... all yawn dramatically at the same time, perform the flashiest lateral snap simultaneously, turn around and walk away.

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    Mar 10, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    i'm not invited: they don't want fags there who'd kick the shit out of him, so i have to stay away. they're pretty blatant about that in the write-up. if i can't pick up a stick and beat his head into a bloody fucking pulp what'd be the point of going? icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 10, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    nobody takes this guy seriously. he's a joke. he's anne coulter on roids. he's not even worth giving him a platform to talk about him.
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    Mar 10, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    blinktwice4y saidnobody takes this guy seriously. he's a joke. he's anne coulter on roids. he's not even worth giving him a platform to talk about him.


    Who's Anne Coulter? And was that Steroids or Haemmoroids?

    Ignore then he won't get attention thats the best way always.
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    Mar 10, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
    Protesting against Ken Phelps is like pissing into a hurricane force wind. It has no impact but you will get soaked in urine.
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    Mar 10, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
    I think IrishKCGuy is spot on. Ignore them. Anything else is giving them more credence than they deserve. They love this publicity.

    I think our time would be better spent turning up at funerals that Phelps is protesting to provide a barricade for those unfortunates who are targeted by them.
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    Mar 10, 2008 8:37 PM GMT
    u're brilliant... let's do it.
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    Mar 11, 2008 8:09 AM GMT
    The family is to be pitied more so than hated. My partner was at a protest and stood face to face with Fred. What he saw in Fred's eyes was sorrow and pain. So in that, we just ignore him and his.
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    Mar 12, 2008 2:57 AM GMT
    I don't think this protest accomplishes anything and because it is pro-lgbt and called "fag" I doubt it will get much media coverage.
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    Mar 15, 2008 4:32 AM GMT
    The violence thing turns me away. We can't trust the police to handle anything. If one is prevented from defending oneself, why be in that position?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 15, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    It is obvious to any normal, sound mind that the Reverend Fred Phelps is an ignorant, loudmouthed hatemonger who has had his head up his ass most of his life. Everything he says about gay Americans is baseless garbage and he hides behind the holy bible to justify his horrible actions. I feel sorry for the people of Topeka, Kansas having to put up with having that narrow-minded homophobe and his small number of dumb followers in their city. I don't pay any attention to Fred Phelps because as far as I am concerned, he is irrelevant.
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    Mar 25, 2008 2:38 PM GMT
    I still don't really understand what this protest is accomplishing. Phelps won't change his mind, and the media won't cover it because of the use of the term "fag" so I really think this one will be a bust.

    http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com