View Poll Results: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

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Thread: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Perhaps one day we'll get to protest at Fred Phelps' funeral with a sign that says GOD HATES FRED PHELPS or THANK GOD FOR A DEAD FRED.
    Which makes us no better than he is.

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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    I think he's a soulless bigot that has way to much free time on his hands.
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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    Not worthy of any attention.
    A good one for the sewer.

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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Which makes us no better than he is.
    If he gets to exercise his right to free speech, he shouldn't mind if other do the same. Unless he thinks he's the only one allowed free speech.

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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    How does he get a steady flow of money? Im kinda curious.
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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    My understanding is that they make their living suing people or entities which act against them.

    11 of his kids are lawyers, and he used to be one himself. They don't even have to sue for money, they just have to win and then collect reasonable legal fees.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Which makes us no better than he is.
    I disagree. What Fred Pleps and his family do is purely for greed. He literally makes a living off of it. If sometime soon Fred croaked and we went down there to protest his funeral it would be for payback and to put the shoe on his family's foot, which more noble that protesting at funerals so you can file lawsuits..
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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    My understanding is that they make their living suing people or entities which act against them.

    11 of his kids are lawyers, and he used to be one himself. They don't even have to sue for money, they just have to win and then collect reasonable legal fees.
    Who determines what these legal fees are? Perhaps these legal fees should be limited.
    "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: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    How does he get a steady flow of money? Im kinda curious.
    THAT is a very good question..
    I think that this character is a common criminal,and his supporters are no better.

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    Re: Is Fred Phelps a con artistr or a hate monger?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Who determines what these legal fees are? Perhaps these legal fees should be limited.
    If memory serves, it's established under law and managed by the judge.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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