Announcing picketing upcoming funeral

For years the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) could get into the news for its organized pickets at military funeralsas part of its anti-gay agenda. More than once the Westboro Baptist Church protest was overshadowed by a horde of carnival figures or “zombies” to counter the radical group’s efforts.

Jael Phelps picketing Trinity Episcopal Church...

Jael Phelps picketing Trinity Episcopal Church

WBC  says that since 1955 they have taken forth the precious from the vile, and so is as the mouth of God (Jeremiah 15:19). In 1991, “WBC began conducting peaceful demonstrations opposing the fag lifestyle of soul-damning, nation-destroying filth.”

Pastor Fred Phelps

Pastor Fred Phelps (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The leader of the church, the 83-year-old doom-preacher was found dead by the pastor’s daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper.

“We haven’t brought dad out to very many protests for a few years now,” said Phelps-Roper. “In fact, it’s been quite a while since even we had seen him. Once he starts on a marathon of old Growing Pains episodes, we just leave him alone until he comes down.”

Leaving him alone meant that his body was, already for some days, lying lifeless in a chair in his upstairs office, while members of his controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced that they would be picketing his upcoming funeral.

“We’ve just been so busy with all these funerals against all the fag-enablers,” said Jakob Phelps. “But since granddad died and this is a huge embarrassment, I was thinking that maybe we could sort of, prop him up and put some make-up on him to still make him look alive, like Weekend at Bernie’s.”

No photographs of his death body are shown, so we can not see if he laughed or had the same sneer as in many interviews. Some find it too bad we couldn’t see his expression when he arrived on the other place he often was talking so much about.

His passing away went unnoticed in Europe, so it is only late (Though mentioned in the American press on September the 18th, only today 21st of September 2012 I got to know it). It shows how much, or not, his being could do to have an influence on the world.

With him dying, the church he founded did not come to an end. The “church” leaders continue to voice their offensive opinions on Twitter and other media. They keep telling their followers that worse punishments from God will come, since the US is “God-cursed.”

Like we saw in the return of Louis Theroux a few years ago, the church has cracks and people who are leaving or left the church start talking. (see next post)

Previously, members of Westboro have picketed funerals of American soldiers, until Congress passed a restriction on military funeral protests last July. I wonder if at his funeral there where many people picketing as well.

There were plans to use the same tactics against the Westboro Baptist Church at the funeral service of Fred Phelps as the Church has used at thousands and thousands of funerals throughout the United States of America. There are Facebook pages like 1,000,000 Strong for Picketing Fred Phelps’ Funeral When That Bastard Dies (excuses for the bad language), When Fred Phelps dies I’m going to picket his funeral, and some had plans to make effigies of Fred Phelps and to illustrate the dead pastor in a hell of his own making.

Picketing in Topeka, with the group's signatur...

Picketing in Topeka, with the group’s signature rainbow-colored picket signs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This shows how sickening persons can become when they want to act against other people or situations. It is of impudence what you can read on those sites who lower themselves to the same level as the man they accuse of having done indecent acts.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a daughter of Fred Phelps and a lawyer for his church in Topeka, Kan., said neither state laws nor the Patriot Guard can silence their message that God killed the soldiers because they fought for a country that embraces homosexuals.

It looks like they are continuing their battle against non-christians (Jews, Muslims and others), homosexuals and all those who do not live according the ten commandments, though they forget they do a lot of things against those commandments.

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Previously: The Most Hated Family in America

Please do read more:

Fred Phelps’ Death Prompts Westboro Baptist Church To Protest His Funeral

Extremism in America: Westboro Baptist Church

Stop taking the Westboro Baptist Church so seriously…they don’t.
The Westboro Baptist Church has long been synonymous with every form of evil, malice, and disdain that we can possibly come up with.  It is so bad, in fact, that even the Klu Klux Klan thinks that they go too far.  This probably has to do with the fact that they often stage protests in which they declare that God hates just about everybody (except them), especially the gay community.

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist. - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog.
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