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Shirley Phelps-Roper Loves the New 'Sodomite Rainbow House' Across the Street from Westboro Baptist: VIDEO


Yesterday I posted about the new 'Equality House' painted up right across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.

Aaron_jacksonShirley Phelps-Roper loves it:

“I love it,” she said. “What he does is he keeps the eyes of the whole earth on this message. Now everyday all people are thinking about is God will not have same sex marriage.”

The church even put out a statement.

"We thank God for the Sodomite Rainbow House. It is right across the street from the ONLY church that loves people enough to tell them the Bible truth about the filthy, soul-damning, nation-destroying sin of sodomy...The Sodomite Rainbow house helps shing a bright spotlight on this!"

Watch CNN's Jeanne Moos interview the house's new owner, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Miz Shirley--damning with inarticulate faint praise doesn't win you any more adherents. The Rainbow house across the street from the Pharisee House will come across a little more fun and enlightened than the dark, sour and misinterpretive cult house of the demented.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Mar 20, 2013 12:50:44 PM

  2. Must not have found any deed restrictions or city codes violated...otherwise they would have used their favorite tactic.

    Sue for $$$$ so they can support themselves.

    Posted by: Gus | Mar 20, 2013 1:03:43 PM

  3. Oh, that Shirley is sooooo clever.

    House looks awesome.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 20, 2013 1:08:12 PM

  4. Someone needs to say it. That is one butt ugly house.

    Posted by: melvin | Mar 20, 2013 1:10:23 PM

  5. Can someone confirm or dispell that Shirley Phelps Roper conceived a child out of wedlock like Maggie Gallagher? I read this in a comment the other day, and I'd never heard it before. It seems consistent with her character as a reactionary zealot, but I would hate to repeat that information if it weren't completely true.

    Posted by: Earnest | Mar 20, 2013 1:15:44 PM

  6. Earnest: You might be thinking of the time that Shirley Phelps-Roper lost a toe in a lawnmowing accident. Fred picked it up and suckled it until nightfall and then put it next to his dentures. When he awoke, miracle of miracles, a baby demon was born!

    Posted by: Shirl | Mar 20, 2013 1:27:27 PM

  7. They are vile and disgusting human beings, and they get far too much media attention as it is. The world would be a far better place if a meteor took them all out.

    That said, this is a pretty brilliant response on their part. It's always impossible to tell when they are serious and when they are faking it, but this is internally consistent, and,if it doesn't do anything to make them look good, it certainly doesn't make them look worse than usual.

    Posted by: Lymis | Mar 20, 2013 1:36:27 PM

  8. I like it.
    Needs some landscaping.

    Posted by: 1♥ | Mar 20, 2013 1:38:50 PM

  9. And of course CNN gives her air time.

    Posted by: 99% | Mar 20, 2013 1:42:49 PM

  10. The Phelps Clan of Westboro Baptist Church: still delusional after all these years!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Mar 20, 2013 1:44:14 PM

  11. I recently read "Banished" by Lauren Drain. She was the daughter of Steve Drain, one of Phelps' right hand men, and was kicked out by the WBC a few years ago.

    According to Lauren, Shirley had a child out of wedlock decades ago, but the church forgave her - the fact that she was Fred's daughter was the only reason she got away with it, because anyone with "Phelps" in their last name could get away with stuff that other WBC members would get chastised for.

    Also, Lauren's frequent interactions with Shirley makes it pretty clear that it's next to impossible to troll the Phelps clan. They take any opportunity to grab attention, and negative publicity is better than no publicity. Shirley is media savvy enough to know that acting overjoyed about this instead of getting butthurt really pisses everyone off and gets her more attention.

    Posted by: Firestorm | Mar 20, 2013 1:49:43 PM

  12. it sure wold be NICE IF these Rightwing Loons/and GOP (like there's a difference) actually KNEW what SODOMY WAS..!!!!!!

    Sexual intercourse involving anal or oral copulation

    ...so I guess NONE of the PHELPS or Rightwing Loons EVER had sodomy???

    Posted by: disgusted american | Mar 20, 2013 2:07:16 PM

  13. this is why news parody is so hard... "sodomy rainbow house" sounds straight out of the Onion.

    as much as I appreciate people wanting to "fight back" at the phelps, these people are the ultimate trolls. this kind of stuff is just food to them. they're best ignored.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 20, 2013 2:14:05 PM

  14. Of course she loves it. It gives her more media exposure. That's why these good-intentioned people just shouldn't have bothered. The magical fairy rainbow isn't going somehow make Fred stop hating gays and come out of the closet. Or make the others realize they've been brainwashed by being in an abusive cult.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Mar 20, 2013 2:31:59 PM

  15. I have also read that she refuses to disclose the identity of the father, despite suspicions among the congregation that her father, Fred Phelps, had raped and impregnated her. Can anyone confirm or deny this? She herself has never denied it on record.

    Posted by: Earnest | Mar 20, 2013 2:41:31 PM

  16. The light is shining on your bigotry and hatred. Your so called church will be more and more less welcome in our society. You are not christens, the Christ I have read of in your bible would shun you and walk away. He nor his father would ever partake in the zealotry and pandering for which you are so famous. Be gone wicked voices, you are no longer welcome in this world.

    Posted by: Rees Cramer | Mar 20, 2013 2:44:14 PM

  17. While well intentioned, this guy misses the point. WBC thrives on media attention. It is their sustenance, their life-source. That is why the best tactic with these people is not to challenge or provoke them (they are impenetrable to reason, after all) but to simply IGNORE them.

    The media blackout of WBC needs to start NOW. No more stories about their latest publicity stunts. No more indignation. If they protest at a funeral then fine, show up to counter protest and drown them out -- for the sake of the grieving family. But aside from that, we need to all pretend like they don't exist. One can only hope that if they are starved of their life-source, they will eventually die out.

    Posted by: Lars | Mar 20, 2013 3:25:17 PM

  18. Who are these Phelps people? Don't think I've ever heard of them.

    Posted by: Kevin | Mar 20, 2013 3:48:34 PM

  19. I disagree, Lars. Every time they go on television ranting like lunatics, it makes people question their own anti-gay sentiment. Shirley & Co. are the greatest gay rights activists we could ask for.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Mar 20, 2013 3:50:34 PM

  20. This is great.
    It's only a matter of time now before these Westboro fanatics,the KKKatholic Church,the Boy Scum of America and all the other organizations whom the AMERICAN TAXPAYERS are subsidizing get called out as the COVERTLY POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS they really are. Better yet if organizations like the Boy Scum of America continue being haters they will go the way of the KKK.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Mar 20, 2013 4:19:01 PM

  21. This is great.
    It's only a matter of time now before these Westboro fanatics,the KKKatholic Church,the Boy Scum of America and all the other organizations whom the AMERICAN TAXPAYERS are subsidizing get called out as the COVERTLY POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS they really are. Better yet if organizations like the Boy Scum of America continue being haters they will go the way of the KKK.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Mar 20, 2013 4:19:09 PM

  22. @ChristopherM @Lars: one way to handle it would have been for the news to have covered the house, and to have completely ignored the Phelps klan.

    The house is probably a good idea - if any kid is living on the Phelps compound and turns out to be gay, he won't have far to go to get help.

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 20, 2013 6:32:15 PM

  23. @ChristopherM it would be nice if that were true. But I am afraid the opposite might be the case. WBC are a convenient foil for the likes of Fox News (look at the entertaining clips on YouTube), because they make more 'mainstream' homophobes look rational and reasonable by comparison.

    Posted by: Lars | Mar 20, 2013 8:39:03 PM

  24. Don't let them fool you.it bugs them.

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Mar 20, 2013 9:07:44 PM

  25. What people actually think every time they see a rainbow flag is "So much for the myth of gay men and taste."

    Posted by: Bryan | Mar 20, 2013 9:49:34 PM

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