Former Westboro Baptist member: We prayed for people to die

  • metta

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    Feb 06, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    Former Westboro Baptist member: We prayed for people to die

    http://todaynews.today.com/_news/2013/02/06/16866995-former-westboro-baptist-member-we-prayed-for-people-to-die



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    Escaping Westboro
    In this exclusive interview, former Westboro Baptist Church member Lauren Drain talks about what she’s sorry for, and what she believes is really the source of Fred Phelps’ homophobia.

    http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2013/03/14/escaping-westboro-former-church-member-lauren-drain-reveals-what-made
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    Feb 06, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    They crazy. Not surprisingly. Shirley and I looked eye to eye and I could see the meanness in them.
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    Feb 06, 2013 11:04 PM GMT
    Fred Phelps needs to be shot dead. Then maybe the rest of the "church" (cult) will open its eyes and see how fucking stupid they are.
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    Feb 06, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    I've always had this urge to drive over them with a car while they are picketing... But this woman has proven to me how wrong I would have been, because people can change.

    She is brave.
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    Feb 07, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidI wish she said "we thought" instead of "they think."


    Give her time, she's still psychologically rehabilitating.
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    Feb 07, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    I'm happy for her....hope she recover from her sadness soon.

    Those extremists reminds me of Nazis in Germany icon_rolleyes.gif

    & proof that people still don't understand what Bible really tries to teach them! icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 07, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidFred Phelps needs to be shot dead. Then maybe the rest of the "church" (cult) will open its eyes and see how fucking stupid they are.


    Nooooo! For goodness sakes, please, NO martyrphobes!

    The "they want us dead!" meme is all they've got to hang onto right now. A Fred Full of Lead is all the fuel they'd need to keep the foolishness going for a few more decades.

    These particular family members (and others) got their sh*t together eventually while he and Shirley are still out there mouth-breathing. So let the erosion continue while they age off into irrelevancy!

    Although if he chokes on a ham sandwich or something (that he feeds himself, that is) along the way, that's alright by me! icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 07, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    I just view them as twisted people, very sad and unfortunate they live in my state.
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    Westboro leader quits and apologizes for church's activities


    http://www.kwch.com/news/kwch-jcg-westboro-leader-quits-and-apologizes-for-churchs-activities-20130206,0,4888133.story
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    Feb 09, 2013 10:50 AM GMT
    May god bless America.
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    Mar 14, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    Escaping Westboro
    In this exclusive interview, former Westboro Baptist Church member Lauren Drain talks about what she’s sorry for, and what she believes is really the source of Fred Phelps’ homophobia.

    http://www.advocate.com/politics/religion/2013/03/14/escaping-westboro-former-church-member-lauren-drain-reveals-what-made

    "One of the things I found most interesting was the speculation you made about the source of pastor Fred Phelps’ staunch aversion to homosexuality, specifically in the military. Can you expand a little bit on where you think that came from?
    I never had a one-on-one conversation with him. He would tell the congregation, or I’d hear my father interview him…. [Phelps’s] father raised him a Boy Scout, then he went to Eagle Scouts — he had all these honors. I think he graduated high school at, like, 17, ready to go to the military.… And then all of a sudden, he had a 360 and decided he wanted nothing to do with military. Instead, now he wanted to be a preacher at the young age of 17, and now he had this whole crusade against sexual immorality.… And it was after this event — I don’t know what happened, I can’t even say. All I know is that he said he went to West Point, then all of a sudden he had a religious experience, and now he wanted to preach against sexual immorality, preach against the military, and ever since then things have kind of progressed.

    I don’t know what it is, but when people would ask me questions about the church, I never really got mad about anything. Someone might be like, “Oh, are you a lesbian?” And I’d be like, “No.” I wouldn’t be like, “Oh my god, I’m not!” I wouldn’t freak out and get defensive. I never understood why, when [the media asked him], “Why are you so against the homosexuals? Did you have a homosexual experience? Do you have homosexual tendencies?” And he would get so mad, he would shut down. And he’d be like, “I can’t talk to this person anymore, they’re stupid.” His reaction to that was stronger than any other question you can ask him. So I always wondered that — why does he get so mad? If I’m not gay, I’ll just say I’m not gay. And I’m not going to freak out, like, “Why are you calling me gay?” I always thought that was super strange…. I don’t know what happened there, so [speculation] is all that I can leave it at. But something happened, and something made him change his mind about the military, and in turn have kind of a crusade against sexual immorality and homosexuals."
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    Mar 15, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    I don't know why there hasn't been an investigation of Westboro. I'd be interested to know where their funding is coming from. About a year ago I flew to Texas to visit family. I was gone four days, and between my plane ticket, car rental, gas, and food I spent around $1,500. That would have been much higher had I stayed at a hotel instead of with relatives.

    These people travel the country almost year-round. They're probably spending well in excess of $250,000 a year just on travel expenses, not to mention the cost of running their "church" and then the lost time that they're not working. Who's paying for all this?

    Then again, if it were up to me I'd bring them under investigation under RICO laws.
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    Mar 15, 2013 3:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidFred Phelps needs to be shot dead. Then maybe the rest of the "church" (cult) will open its eyes and see how fucking stupid they are.


    Fred Phelps needs to be subject to extraordinary rendition on the grounds of being a domestic terrorist.