FRED PHELPS IS DEAD

  • bburg34

    Posts: 127

    Mar 21, 2014 3:50 PM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/us/fred-phelps-founder-of-westboro-baptist-church-dies-at-84.html?hpw&rref=obituaries

    Fred Phelps spewed hatred and justified it with the Bible. People like Fred Phelps are dangerous.

    Hateful words and beliefs lead to parents kicking out their gay kids, and ignorant bullies beating up or killing people just because they're gay.

    I do not ever wish people harm or dance on peoples' graves--not even Fred Phelps. Everyone has their journey in life, and everyone is a human being. This post is NOT a celebration but a WARNING.

    The collective civil rights and dignity of gay people everywhere seem better off with this virulent voice removed from the picture. But just because Phelps is dead, don't think there aren't others who will come along to take his place!

    That's why it's important for us to band together, to take a stand, and to speak out against hatred and prejudice especially when it is difficult or scary to do so. It's not a question of "if" but "when" it will happen. And WE have to DECIDE what kind of world we want to live in. Ignorance and apolitical apathy are not an option.

    "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
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    Mar 21, 2014 3:55 PM GMT
    He died on the first day of spring and the International Happiness Day. What a coincidence.
  • TheSkyWasYell...

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    Mar 21, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
    Not only do I wish to dance on his grave, I'd love to lead a shuffling, C-walk class across it. But I assume he'll be cremated just to avoid such things.
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    Mar 21, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    I read there won't be a funeral. They're probably scared it'll be protested. May he be in Hades.