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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Should we picket the funeral? "God hates Fred?"
    No, because you're a better person than that.
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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, because you're a better person than that.
    Well, I'm not. Well, maybe I am. I dunno.

    I'd probably piss on his grave though.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Cheering the death of human life is sick.
    That's adorable. How did you feel when you heard Bin Laden got a lead salad?

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    I find it interesting that people remember him for picketing gay funerals. But most, if not all were soldiers. Don't hold me to that, but I think they were. I believe that is why he managed to rile people on both sides of the political divide.

    There is one thing I would like to add here, and this is verifiable. These antics he and his little group pulled were the advertising for their very successful law firm. Those funerals brought in a LOT of business for them. And he even won the OK from the SCOTUS, with the only limitation being the distance from the proceedings they had to stay. His actions were not about gays, they were not about soldiers, they were about money. Constitutional law cases aren't that easy to come by for a lawyer, but they are most coveted because the damages are treble damages in a constitutional case. That means the lawyer's pay is treble pay. Plaintiff cases are usually taken on contingency, so if the suit is not won, the plaintiff pays nothing, but if the plaintiff prevails then the lawyer gets 1/3 of the award. Because of this advertising, and it WAS advertising, Phelps' firm got a lot of constitutional cases and the treble damages. This is verifiable.

    I think, rational people need to put away the emotion that this man's name evokes. There are others who have made money from exploiting certain classes of people, and he is just one of the pack. He knew how to advertise. Beyond that his relationship with God is his own business, and not mine. Personally, I would be more pissed if I ran into my MIL in heaven than if I ran into Phelps. He never did anything to me, and the MIL set out to make my life hell.
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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    breaking these out for a 'special' occasion:

    fred sold his own brand of evil junk
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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Well, I'm not. Well, maybe I am. I dunno.

    I'd probably piss on his grave though.
    He did cause me to rethink a few of my beliefs.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    He did cause me to rethink a few of my beliefs.
    Imagine this........

    A baptist church, in a small town in Texas, decides that the Westboro bunch are giving Baptists a bad name. So, to rebuke them, and show the world they are not like them, they make up signs that say, "God loves fags!"

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    That's adorable. How did you feel when you heard Bin Laden got a lead salad?
    It was sad. We could have verified capture, and perhaps even picked up some intelligence by keeping him alive. But instead we engaged in our ape half and killed. Kill kill kill, destroy destroy destroy. Seems to be all we're capable of these days.
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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    There are not many who I would cheer...in fact very few. This man, however, was a despicable human being. The world is a better place today.
    You know what? In reality to first order, it's pretty much exactly the same. What, did Phelp's death end our imperial wars in the ME? Fix our economy? Create better public relations between the US and other countries? Reduce the wealth gap? Control police aggression against the People?

    No, it did none of that. The world is not a better place today, the world is the same as it was yesterday. So all we have is cheering the death of a human, how Republocrat of you.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Hitler? Dahmer? Bin Laden?
    All human life holds fundamental value.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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