The end is near... And what to do about it

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  1. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent

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    The pastor who led Westboro Baptist Church appears to be in failing health.

    http://news.yahoo.com/founder-anti-gay-kansas-church-care-facility-164630484.html

    Given the history with protests at military funerals, I wonder what the reaction to his coming demise will be...

     
  2. PupNSuds

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    I see no reason to stoop to their level. I think it would speak more about his life if nobody attended to be quite honest...
     
  3. ERAUMattmom

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    +1 to PupNSuds.
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Here is the opinion of a mother who had WBC picket her daughter's memorial service.

    I agree.
     
  5. ca2midwestmom

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    +1 raimius and especially to this grieving mother. Living in the same state as WBC, I have seen them firsthand. They are not a "church" or "religion" but pure hatred. I think the general consensus is that we should ignore him/his death and hope the media does the same (not likely, I know).
     
  6. EDelahanty

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    Goaliedad cites Nate Phelps, one of Fred's 13 children.

    "Nate Phelps said he has no doubt some people would want to protest his father's funeral but added, "I wish they wouldn't."

    According to Nate's website, after enduring a childhood fraught with abuse, he moved out on the day of his 18th birthday. "Today Nate lives in Calgary, Alberta and works for the Center For Inquiry. He is a vocal LGBT advocate, and speaks out against the dangers of religion and child abuse."

    By the way, Fred has been excommunicated by Westboro, which is run by some of his other children. It will be interesting to see if Westboro pickets his funeral.
     
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  7. goaliedad

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    As well it should be. I fear though that some may not be able to contain their anger and disgust with the actions of this cult and choose this as an opportunity to strike back.

    The best coverage the media could give is to the bickering within the family to show how unprincipled and hateful the "believers" really are. Unfortunately, they often look for the easy sell circus that seems to follow these folks.
     

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