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NEWS FLASH: Phelps Expelled For Being Too Nice

Jim Burroway

March 17th, 2014

Who knew he could be such a fag-enabler?

Pastor Fred Waldron Phelps Sr. was excommunicated from the Westboro Baptist Church after advocating a kinder approach between church members.

The excommunication occurred after the formation of a board of male elders in the church. The board had defeated Shirley Phelps-Roper, the church’s longtime spokeswoman, in a power struggle, and Fred Phelps Sr. called for kinder treatment of fellow church members.

The board then ejected Fred Phelps Sr., who founded the church in the 1950s.

…Among the members of the church’s board of elders are Fred Phelps’ sons Jonathan Phelps and Timothy Phelps, and Steve Drain, who is now the church spokesman. In recent months, calls to Shirley Phelps-Roper have been answered by Drain.

I guess that explains why Shirley Phelps-Roper has been out of the limelight lately. Drain says that reports of Phelps’ imminent death are “not well informed.”

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Timothy Kincaid
March 17th, 2014 | LINK

It shouldn’t be all that surprising. If you build an organization around the notion that only the very few select are worthy of decency… you are going to find that “very few select” becomes ever fewer and more select.

Ben In Oakland
March 18th, 2014 | LINK

not particularly big fish. Tiny pond. Still, power and dominion are power and dominion.

iDavid
March 18th, 2014 | LINK

A classic example of a tribe eating their own.

Rob in San Diego
March 18th, 2014 | LINK

I hope his own church protests at his funeral!

FYoung
March 18th, 2014 | LINK

“I hope his own church protests at his funeral!”

Lol Could any memorial be more fitting?

Hyhybt
March 18th, 2014 | LINK

“It shouldn’t be all that surprising…”—True… still, though, given their starting position, that they found further to go is still a surprise. And probably a sign of imminent collapse; there weren’t many of them to start with and they don’t seem to attract, or even want, new members.

CPT_Doom
March 18th, 2014 | LINK

Really not surprising to see a power grab – it’s pretty common in these personality-driven marginal religious cults. Look at the fundamentalist Mormon polygamy movement, which has fractured several times about who the true “prophet” really is.

As for Phelps being near death – he’s older than dirt, of course he’s close to death, no matter how healthy he may or may not be.

SharonB
March 18th, 2014 | LINK

These haters are not worth a cold bucket of spit. I hope to be able to continue to ignore them, and may they eat their own and the cult implode.
Better with a whimper.

The world will be a better place.

Paul Douglas
March 18th, 2014 | LINK

Reminds me of an old CS Lewis book That Hideous Strength. Once you start down the path of self-absorbed evil, its hard to arrest it.
The Phelps clan certainly is hideous.

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