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    Westboro Baptist Church Member Blames Oklahoma Tornado On Jason Collins' Coming Out

    Westboro Baptist Church Member Blames Oklahoma Tornado On Jason Collins' Coming Out


    A prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church is drawing a link between the Oklahoma tornado's devastation and a local team's support for openly gay NBA star Jason Collins.

    Fred Phelps Jr., the son of Westboro Baptist Church minister Fred Phelps, tweeted the following:

    OK Thunder's Durant flips God by praising fag Collins. God smashes OK. You do the math. #GodH8sFags #FagsDoomNations #FearGod #GodH8sU
    Like clockwork.

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    At least they are consistent. Our leaders could learn something from this instead of trying to be all things to all people at all times.

    ...and they get to do all this tax-free no less....

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    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    At least they are consistent. Our leaders could learn something from this instead of trying to be all things to all people at all times.

    ...and they get to do all this tax-free no less....
    Oh the irony. I wish the IRS had investigated Phelps.

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    I'd like tro believe that they have but if you follow the rules, you can get away with anything and evade taxation.

    There are 450,000 "churches" in the US, none of them pay taxes while many espouse variants on hatred. The "non-profits" should be eliminated.


    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Oh the irony. I wish the IRS had investigated Phelps.

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    When will people stop paying attention to Westboro. They want press. Not giving it to them might help them go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    When will people stop paying attention to Westboro. They want press. Not giving it to them might help them go away.
    The represent a conservative strain in the American church that needs to be exposed and ex communicated as heretics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I'd like tro believe that they have but if you follow the rules, you can get away with anything and evade taxation.

    There are 450,000 "churches" in the US, none of them pay taxes while many espouse variants on hatred. The "non-profits" should be eliminated.
    I agree. And I'm a Christian. Churches should pay taxes like every other enterprise in America. If they engage in charity, they get the deduction and their taxes will be reduced. This will be an incentive for churches to get back to the Christian mission of feeding the hungry rather than bashing gays.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church Member Blames Oklahoma Tornado On Jason Collins' Coming O

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    The represent a conservative strain in the American church that needs to be exposed and ex communicated as heretics.


    They represent an extremely tiny group of lunatic fringe nutjob opportunists who like to act insane and then sue people who get pissed off enough to do something in retaliation.

    They have nothing to do with mainstream christian churches, any more than the most recent Muslim suicide bomber represents Habib the local Quiky-Mart clerk.

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    Exactly! I always paid my employees top dollar and big bonuses because there is no surer tax deduction and you get to be loved while doing the right thing.

    All these "non-profits" could use up their income doing good deeds and reduce their tax exposure to zero. If they decide to retain earnings to build bigger and gaudier edifices, then let them depreciate it just like us peasants have to.

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    I agree. And I'm a Christian. Churches should pay taxes like every other enterprise in America. If they engage in charity, they get the deduction and their taxes will be reduced. This will be an incentive for churches to get back to the Christian mission of feeding the hungry rather than bashing gays.

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    Re: Westboro Baptist Church Member Blames Oklahoma Tornado On Jason Collins' Coming O

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    They represent an extremely tiny group of lunatic fringe nutjob opportunists who like to act insane and then sue people who get pissed off enough to do something in retaliation.

    They have nothing to do with mainstream christian churches, any more than the most recent Muslim suicide bomber represents Habib the local Quiky-Mart clerk.
    Their anti-gay rhetoric and hatred is in line with virtually every evangelical church in the US. Millions of (heretical in my view) American Christians -- tens of millions -- believe exactly what Phelps and his ugly crew announce.

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