Join us in prayer for Fred Phelps and family to realize their error, and kill their philosophy! Fred W. and Margie M. Phelps, Sr. Westboro Baptist Church3701 S.W. 12th StreetTopeka, Kansas 66604phone: 785-273-0325 and 785-273-0338fax: 785-273-9228 Fred W. Phelps. Jr. and Betty Phelps 3600 S. W. Holly LaneTopeka, Kansas 66604Margie J. Phelps 3734 S.W. 12thTopeka, Kansas 66604Ben Phelps 3632 S.W. ChurchillTopeka, Kansas 66604Rebekah Phelps-Davis and Chris Davis-Phelps 1216 S.W. CambridgeTopeka, Kansas 66604 Shirley Phelps-Roper and Brent Roper-PhelpsSam Phelps-Roper3640 S.W. ChurchillTopeka, Kansas 66604Jonathan and Paulette Phelps 840 S.W. WatsonTopeka, Kansas 66606Jonathan’s work: 785-233-4162Elizabeth Phelps 2001 S.W. 2nd StreetTopeka, Kansas 66606Abigail Phelps 3636 S.W. ChurchillTopeka, Kansas 66604
I don’t agree with WBC’s philosophy, in the least. However, I am also strongly opposed to curbing one’s rights to opinion, and expressing it. You stop one group, you create a precedent. I also see more harm being incited by publishing addresses for any NUTCASE to see, than any physical harm the WBC has caused.
it is true that if you close a door a window will become open but I believe we close the door on all of them and throw away the key. I can contend with people who question or ridulicule a homosexual lifestyle
And to any person whom I know has a question I will answer it with nothing but pride, but the WBC take it to a stupid level. First of all pickiting funerals is unbelievable how dare they think that a persons remaining moment in life should be with a group of people holding lewd
Placards. I myself have looked at their website and secondly I am shocked and disgusted that they use children to promote their message. It is a. Extramley right wing view and to use children in that and for them to believe that is the correct message and they can do anything they like and people will listen is plainly wrong. If you have a differant view or anything else to add please let me know.
I have mixed feelings about shutting the Phelps’ operation down. On the one hand they are vile bigots and deserve any flack they get. Picketing civilian funerals is a dispicable thing, no matter what you think of the deceased.
Against that, they’re the best advert we have against evangelical homophobic nutcases, and in that respect they’re doing us a favour. Even other religous zealots wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole and hopefully have pause to reflect on their own stupid prejudices.
Also they’ll inevitably play the martyrdom card, and it doesn’t look like the judiciary have any powers to take their church away anyhow, so will any of this acheive anything other than galvanising their self righteus bigotry? It would concern me more if they converted masses of new members from outside, but I’m wondering if just highlighting their lunacy is our best weapon against them?
Just wondered whether playing devil’s advocate applies here? Any thoughts?
they dont just put forward a point of view, they incite hatred and inciting hatred is against the law. The fine is for breaking the law, it was brought by someone who was affected by their picketing. Lots of people are anti gay and are free to express that belief in many ways and many do so without breaking the law or inciting hatred.
This family encourage violence against people – that is against the law, pure and simple. Lets not kid ourselves its about freedom of expression
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