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VICTORY against GodHatesFags church!

Post by ZaphodBurner » Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:21 pm

BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) -- A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals in the belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality...

The church and three of its leaders -- the Rev. Fred Phelps and his two daughters, Shirley Phelps-Roper and Rebecca Phelps-Davis, 46 -- were found liable for invasion of privacy and intent to inflict emotional distress...

The church members testified they are following their religious beliefs by spreading the message that the deaths of soldiers are due to the nation's tolerance of homosexuality...

Earlier, church members staged a demonstration outside the federal courthouse.
Church founder Fred Phelps held a sign reading "God is your enemy," while Shirley Phelps-Roper stood on an American flag and carried a sign that read "God hates fag enablers."

Members of the group sang "God Hates America" to the tune of "God Bless America."

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Post by diane o'thirst » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:30 pm

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Post by Zhust » Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:36 pm

Burn down their church!



Oh, wait ... that would be unpopular with "burners".
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Post by diane o'thirst » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:06 am

What church?

They're just another bunch of asshats in need of an alphaing.
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Post by ZaphodBurner » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:27 am

You guys should have heard that Phelps dipshit melt down on CNN yesterday. Man, that was perfect.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:46 am

God Hates Hate

She told me so.

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Post by Kinetik V » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:11 am

Seriously, you people have no clue about this group, their resources, and their methodology. This is barely a speedbump for them, much less a showstopper. In fact...this is a blessing for them, the resulting media attention is another blessing. They've landed more coverage in the past 48 hours than they've had in 11 months.

And to illustrate the point they've already created a new sign: Thank God for 10.9.
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Post by Badger » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:49 pm

There is no 'victory' against this church although an $11 million judgment represents a whole butt load of *candy Fred is gonna have to get his kids to sell.

*this is in reference to a story written a while back by a reporter for the local Kansas City newspaper. Several sources for the story were two of Phelp's estranged children (they're not all crazy) who told of their father making them sell school fund raising candy well into the night which he then took because their family was so destitute. They also mention sexual abuse, child abuse, drug addiction, tax fraud along with a host of other 'sinful' behaviors all attributed to their pious freak of a father.

The whole sordid story 'Addicted to Hate' can be found here:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepage ... xpose3.htm

Be careful though, some of the shit here is pretty graphic - especially when the boys speak of being beaten with an ax handle.

Here's a sample...
Though he believes he should be the next governor of Kansas, Pastor Phelps has never believed in Christmas. A mattock is a pick-hoe using a wooden handle heavier than a bat. Fred swung it with both hands like a ballplayer and with all his might. "The first blow stunned your whole body," says Mark. "By the third blow, your backside was so tender, even the lightest strike was agonizing, but he'd still hit you like he wanted to put it over the fence. By 20, though, you'd have grown numb with pain. That was when my father would quit and start on my brother. Later, when the feeling had returned and it hurt worse than before, he'd do it again. "After 40 strokes, I was weak and nauseous and very pale. My body hurt terribly. Then it was Nate's turn. He got 40 each time. "I staggered to the bathtub where my mom was wetting a towel to swab my face. Behind me, I could hear the mattock and my brother was choking and moaning. He was crying and he wouldn't stop." The voice in the phone halts. After an awkward moment, clearing of throats, it continues: "Then I heard my father shouting my name. My mom was right there, but she wouldn't help me. It hurt so badly during the third beating that I kept wanting to drop so he would hit me in the head. I was hoping I'd be knocked out, or killed...anything to end the pain. "After that...it was waiting that was terrible. You didn't know if, when he was done with Nate, he'd hurt you again. I was shaking in a cold panic. Twenty-five years since it happened, and the same sick feeling in my stomach comes back now..." Did he? Come back to you?
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Post by skygod » Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:26 pm

Those people give religion a bad name.
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Post by Kinetik V » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:14 pm

The KC Star article is a good starting point...the BBC Channel 2 documentary is also worth a look:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6858417528

I've had personal, make that direct physical run-ins with Fred and his band of idiots since 1990 so this is just more of the same.

Anyone doing comprehensive Google searches on the Reverend will likely run into references to the Southern Poverty Law Center. When considering any info from them one would be wise to dig deeper into their finances and question what they publish. I'm not saying they're wrong...there's truth there but they're not as pure and innocent as they would lead one to believe.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:54 pm

skygod wrote:Those people give religion a bad name.
Groovy. My work here is done.

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Post by Silverwheel » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:58 pm

11 million dollars may not hurt them enough to make them stop, but it's established a legal precedent - the word needs to be gotten out to everyone who could concievably have a case to bring.
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Post by Badger » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:30 pm

but it's established a legal precedent -
I pretty much always consider the precedent set when the plaintiff receives his/her first check in the mail.
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Post by BitterDan » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:36 pm

skygod wrote:Those people give religion a bad name.
Nah, it does a well enough job on it's own.

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Post by diane o'thirst » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:42 pm

Badger wrote:There is no 'victory' against this
I'm of the opinion that people who beat their children habitually (especially like that) deserve whatever happens to them. Including get socked with an $11 million tab.

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Post by ZaphodBurner » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:57 am

Kinetic V wrote:The KC Star article is a good starting point...the BBC Channel 2 documentary is also worth a look:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6858417528

I've had personal, make that direct physical run-ins with Fred and his band of idiots since 1990 so this is just more of the same.
The last time I had direct physical run-ins with them was in front of the Cathedral in New Orleans last February when they had signs that said "Thank God for Katrina." In New Orleans. Told me that it was God's punishment for being Catholic. I pointed out that I'd just driven clear to Biloxi, and those are god-fearing folks in Mississippi, but there wasn't a Baptist, Methodist, JW, Mennonite, Episcopalian or any other church standing for mile after mile...but the Cathedral is still there.

I'm surprised the NOPD didn't "find" them on the riverbank the next morning.
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Post by Valkyrie » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:03 pm

Oh goody. Someone finally laid the crack down on Phelps and his cronies. They're the exact same folks that got evolution stricken from public school curriculum in that state. They're actually a pretty formidable political force in Kansas, scary as it sounds. I wonder what sort of backlash that's having on their supporters.

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Post by itwazed » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:34 pm

These people are not just crazy theyre dangerous theyre usurping a religon of peace and love and turning into a Hateful, bigoted perversion of itself....These people are little better then islamic terrorists and thier warped sense of jihad.
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Post by Billy Mummy » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:43 pm

Phelps is you know what and he's going where?
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Post by DVD Burner » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:49 pm

itwazed wrote:These people are not just crazy theyre dangerous theyre usurping a religon of peace and love and turning into a Hateful, bigoted perversion of itself....These people are little better then islamic terrorists and thier warped sense of jihad.

I know exactly what you mean. Something has gotta be done about Bush and his cronies...........Uh.....wait a minute.........what were we talking about?
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Post by Badger » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:54 pm

These people are not just crazy theyre dangerous theyre usurping a religon of peace and love and turning into a Hateful, bigoted perversion of itself....
That could also be said of a much larger segment of the religion - Southern Baptists.
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Post by skygod » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:16 pm

I disagree with them but I would fight to the death for their right to believe what they want....
or maybe not.
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Post by DVD Burner » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:55 pm

wait wait wait..........how does that song go again????




"Heresy"

He sewed his eyes shut because he is afraid to see
He tries to tell me what I put inside of me
He's got the answers to ease my curiosity
He dreamed a god up and called it Christianity
Your god is dead and no one cares
If there is a hell I'll see you there
He flexed his muscles to keep his flock of sheep in line
He made a virus that would kill off all the swine
His perfect kingdom of killing, suffering and pain
Demands devotion atrocities done in his name
Your god is dead and no one cares
Drowning in his own hypocrisy
And if there is a hell I'll see you there
Burning with your god in humility
Will you die for this?




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Post by skygod » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:51 am

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:24 am

Eating shellfish is also an "abomination".

And so is lying about what is an abomination and what is not.

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Post by Toolmaker » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:21 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Eating shellfish is also an "abomination".

And so is lying about what is an abomination and what is not.
Yum Yum.. Shrimp and Crab.. Thats why I am an abomination. Thanks for giving me an idea for dinner. Just when I thought it was gonna be spaghetti again.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:12 am

Lord, think of the sin-city known as Fishermans' Wharf. What an abomination that place is. Why can't caring Christians (such as the Cacophony Society) converge on this place of iniquity and draw media attention to its filthy and evil practices?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:48 am

The Pope wears the Ring of the Fisherman's Wharf. Coincidence? I don't think so!
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Post by Mr.MaskedDude » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:12 pm

i cant imagine how anyone would follow that halfwit old man. I've seen him on TV once or twice and i cant believe people would actually follow what he says. Damn...
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Post by Kinetik V » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:19 pm

Mr.MaskedDude wrote:i cant imagine how anyone would follow that halfwit old man. I've seen him on TV once or twice and i cant believe people would actually follow what he says. Damn...
His only followers are his brainwashed, dimwitted family. And trust me, having met the guy in person on several occasions, seeing him on TV is a much more pleasant experience.
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