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March 20, 2014
Fred Phelps is dead. I don’t think “rest in peace” is the right term here. Maybe “don’t become a zombie”?

Fred Phelps is dead. I don’t think “rest in peace” is the right term here. Maybe “don’t become a zombie”?

12:22 // 4 weeks ago
March 16, 2014
I’m not sure how I feel about this. Terribly ironic that his devotion to his god ends this way. Destroyed by the monster he made.
Nathan Phelps • Writing on his Facebook page that his father, Fred Phelps, was excommunicated from his own Westboro Baptist Church last year, and is sitting in hospice care, close to death. The younger Phelps left the church long ago and has since changed his ways; it’s unclear whether (or why) his dad was let go. Either way, Nathan—and other family members who have left the church—isn’t allowed to see his father. “I feel sad for all the hurt he’s caused so many. I feel sad for those who will lose the grandfather and father they loved,” he wrote. “And I’m bitterly angry that my family is blocking the family members who left from seeing him, and saying their good-byes.” source
16:12 // 1 month ago
September 10, 2013
WBC will picket Mumford & Sons to remind this nation they ought to cast down their false idols and worship the one true God.

From the Westboro Baptist Church’s current schedule of protests, which we aren’t linking to for obvious reasons. (This is not your fault, but mine.) By the way, Vince Gill went all Little Lion Man on the WBC over the weekend, hearing rumors that They Would Wait, They Would Wait for him, and Sigh No More, he made fun of them, piercing through their Babel, which has filled many a White Blank Page.

(Sorry for the Mumford & Sons puns. they’re a good attack vector against hate speech, so I wanted to use as many of them as possible in this post.)

0:23 // 7 months ago
February 7, 2013
20:25 // 1 year ago
December 23, 2012
23:48 // 1 year ago
December 16, 2012
It’s a banner week for White House petitions which deserve support. This one, which encourages the White House to classify the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, has the backing of Anonymous, which is actively trying to stop the church from picketing the funerals of Sandy Hook shooting victims. It’s already topped the 25,000 signature mark requiring the White House to formally respond.

It’s a banner week for White House petitions which deserve support. This one, which encourages the White House to classify the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, has the backing of Anonymous, which is actively trying to stop the church from picketing the funerals of Sandy Hook shooting victims. It’s already topped the 25,000 signature mark requiring the White House to formally respond.

14:30 // 1 year ago
November 20, 2012

WTF Of the Day: So…this happened. It takes a lot to make Russell Brand look eloquent, but this duo just makes it look easy. source

20:12 // 1 year ago
August 2, 2012
Congress aims to overturn SCOTUS decision protecting Westboro protests
No More: Following a 2011 Supreme Court decision upholding the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to picket military funerals, Congress set to work on legislation to update regulations for such protests. Now, legislation headed to desk of President Obama will severely hamper protests like the ones that the WBC has become known for. In addition to addressing a variety of other veterans’ needs, the “Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012" prohibits demonstrations during funeral proceedings, as well as the 2 hours before and after. Demonstrators must also remain at least 300 feet from friends and family of the deceased at all times. (Photo via NoHoDamon) source
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No More: Following a 2011 Supreme Court decision upholding the Westboro Baptist Church’s right to picket military funerals, Congress set to work on legislation to update regulations for such protests. Now, legislation headed to desk of President Obama will severely hamper protests like the ones that the WBC has become known for. In addition to addressing a variety of other veterans’ needs, the “Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012" prohibits demonstrations during funeral proceedings, as well as the 2 hours before and after. Demonstrators must also remain at least 300 feet from friends and family of the deceased at all times. (Photo via NoHoDamon) source

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22:46 // 1 year ago
May 17, 2012
Nine-year-old stages a one-man anti-Westboro protest
Meet Josef Miles: While walking around the Washburn University campus with his mother, Josef noticed a group of protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church. After reading the group’s signs, Miles asked his mother if he could create his own sign. A sign featuring his thoughts on God’s worldview. With the approval of his mother, Patty Akrouche, Josef wrote “God Hates No One” on a notepad, crossed the street, and proceeded to spend a few minutes staging a protest of his own. (Photo via Morris News Service) source
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Meet Josef Miles: While walking around the Washburn University campus with his mother, Josef noticed a group of protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church. After reading the group’s signs, Miles asked his mother if he could create his own sign. A sign featuring his thoughts on God’s worldview. With the approval of his mother, Patty Akrouche, Josef wrote “God Hates No One” on a notepad, crossed the street, and proceeded to spend a few minutes staging a protest of his own. (Photo via Morris News Service) source

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15:12 // 1 year ago
December 8, 2011

Of course: Westboro to protest Virginia Tech funerals

Thanks for clearing that up for us, Shirley.

23:20 // 2 years ago