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  • Sing and praise his death from the rooftops.

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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Had to think for a second...

    Is he some kind of televangelist?
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Had to think for a second...

    Is he some kind of televangelist?
    Shows how good my memory is.

    I saw another thread which explains.
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    To feel quiet satisfaction that a voice of hate has been silenced, and otherwise do nothing.

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    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    I finally voted other because I'm thinking about taking a **** on a kitten to celebrate.
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    L hppe he burns in hell. Non Vets can not understand how we feel about this monster.
    I'm not a vet, but I have a pretty good idea that regularly going to soldiers' funerals while holding signs that say "Thank God for dead soldiers" is going to strike a nerve.

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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I finally voted other because I'm thinking about taking a **** on a kitten to celebrate.
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    For certain Veterans on this thread, who do not speak for the vast majority of Veterans,
    to say that non Vets don't know how they feel is egregious behavior.
    As the son of a WW2, Korean and Vietnam-era Veteran, I deeply resent being told that I don't know how Veterans feel.
    After my Dad retired in 1974, I spent 28 years taking him to Scott AFB, Chanute AFB, Hines VA and Great Lakes Naval for Medical Issues.
    And I spent K-7 going to Air Force Base schools, some overseas.

    All Americans love everything about our Veterans.
    I was at a St. Patrick's Day Parade yesterday in which countless groups of Veterans were paraded on foot and vehicles,
    and the crowd was in tears and joy at the same time.

    It is high time everyone knocks this garbage off and pulls together as a Nation.
    I was so proud of the crowd--we were all Americans in the city of President Lincoln, Springfield, IL .
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Sr. 'on the edge of death' - NY Daily News

    I say we ignore it. Any attention whatsoever, especially any type of protest, will please the remaining members. I don't want to give them the satisfaction.

    We won't, of course, but that's what would be done if it were my call.
    I wouldn't give them a platform by protesting. It only results in good material for media coverage, fundraising pitches, and fortifying his supporters and sympathizers reservoirs of righteous indignation. But feel free to be pleased at his passing and say so to whomever asks---he was a terrible man.

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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    To feel quiet satisfaction that a voice of hate has been silenced, and otherwise do nothing.
    Yup. It's kind of sad he'll die without really appreciating that the world was a worse place for him being in it, but that's just how these things go. I saw the Phelps debate on tv a few times, and "crazier than a bag filled with cats" comes to mind. The Phelps had no desire to improve the world, they were fueled purely by hate and their need to see the world turned to chaos. You've got to wonder how two human beings can become so broken.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 03-17-14 at 01:04 AM.

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