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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?

    The guy was and is an attention seeker. I say we ignore him, otherwise he wins.
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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 am more of a lets get even guy.So I have to say people should protest at his funeral. I would also favor people protesting outside his home chanting "you're gonna go to hell" while he is on his death bed.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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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 pretty sure LGBT people have a pretty good understanding of that feeling!
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I'm pretty sure LGBT people have a pretty good understanding of that feeling!
    Not really. Don't forget, NP hates fags as much as the WBC does. It must hurt like hell to have his brother vets treated the same as dirty homos.
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    There is a special place in hell reserved for this man.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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

    Sad
    Just another hatred filled conservative.
    But, he is a human being(I think)...
    Every day, thousands die, most who have contributed little positive to society ( like me).
    They should receive a second or two of silence/respect...Phelps ? 0.01 of a second..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am more of a lets get even guy.So I have to say people should protest at his funeral. I would also favor people protesting outside his home chanting "you're gonna go to hell" while he is on his death bed.
    Let decent men set the standards, not scumbags..
    No protest
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am more of a lets get even guy.So I have to say people should protest at his funeral. I would also favor people protesting outside his home chanting "you're gonna go to hell" while he is on his death bed.
    IMO, that's what they'd want. That would invigorate them. "See? See the evil we have to deal with?!? We need to continue on!"

    I think complete silence and zero attention would be the more effective 'get even' tactic.
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    Re: Fred Phelps is about to die... how should we react?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    You guys are too kind... I say protest the hell out of that funeral. Make sure to bring your colorful signs with lovely things written on them!.. Maybe, just maybe, they will finally get the pain and suffering they have caused countless other people when one of their own is disrespected in such a way.
    I'm so with you on this one. I wouldn't protest so much as just sit outside with my trunk open bumping some offensive rap music or something similar just to show some disrespect to this guy who has disrespected so many. I don't show respect to assholes and when I think of what the families of the funerals he protested had to go through, I am not about to keep quiet and give any type of dignity to that jerkoff.
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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 think creating this thread is counterproductive to your point. I honestly had no idea he was even dying until you started drawing attention to it.
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