The bigot died last night just before midnight.
If there is a God. If (S)He exists, may (S)He show the mercy this guy never showed others. If mercy is not warranted, then may (S)He show his judgement. I’ll pray for mercy because I am a better person that Phelps was.
Think of all of the poor innocents all over the planet that died of hunger, disease, thirst, war or whatever last night just before midnight.
Fred Phelps death (dying in a hospice of old age and bitterness) is a first world problem.
Alas, we shall miss him – for he gave being anti-gay a bad name — for so horrendous was he that he became the comparison – “are you as wacko on gays as Westboro?” — and so in an ironic, and I’m sure unintentional way, he helped gay folks in this nation in ways few appreciate yet.
Now we await but the next loon to step up to the hot plate and sear into the minds of most — gayness is not the problem.
I hope his own church pickets his funeral.
Ding Dong . . .
I approve of this notice.
Hear, hear Lindoro.
I would say that the obvious successor to Phelps – and a more dangerous person at that – is surely Scott Lively.
I agree William. Phelps was a clown who expressed the hate that many religious-rightists feel but would never dare say – like David Duke to the racist-right. As such, he could be rejected as “crazy” by rightists to shield their own hatred.
Lively, on the other hand, is just as hateful and evil as Phelps, except he’s made effective steps to oppress and possibly even inspire the murder of LGBTs in third-world countries. If Phelps was Mussolini… well, I hate to violate godwin’s law.
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