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04/19/2007


Lorde Instructs Fans to Kiss Westboro Baptist Church Members

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Westboro Baptist Church announced a picket of Lorde's concert in Kansas City after she made headlines by sticking up for lesbians recently in an Australian radio interview.

Wrote the WBC on its website: "New Zealand came forth with a young lassie that doesn’t have enough sense to put in a thimble."

Lorde instructed her fans to respond:

"hahaha omg just found out westboro baptist church are going to picket my show in kansas city...everyone wear rainbow clothing to that show...everyone try to kiss church members who are same sex as you they will so love it christmas comin early in kansas city..."


Satanist Leader Promises to Turn Fred Phelps Gay in Posthumous 'Pink Mass' Ceremony

Lucien_greavesLucien Greaves (pictured with horns at center) — the leader of the New York-based Satanic Temple which held a "pink mass" over the grave of Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps' mother to turn her "gay for all eternity” — has promised to do the same to Fred Phelps, the founder of the infamous "God Hates Fags" church, once he dies.

In a statement to VICE Magazine, Greaves stated that he hopes that Phelps “lingers long enough to savour the full terror that must consume a mind as superstitious and bitterly haunted as his… abandoned by the only people he personally shared his spiteful and depraved sense of mission with.” Greaves then explained his plans to turn Phelps posthumously gay:

“At the time [that I turned Fred’s mother gay], I predicted that Fred hadn’t too much longer till he would pass, and I stated – in a direct tweet to the WBC – that I would be presiding over Fred’s own Pink Mass before too long. As I have made a promise to a dying man, I fully intend to do my very best to see it through, and the pomp and circumstance of this Pink Mass will surely far, far exceed that of the original event in Meridian, Mississippi.”

You may recall that Greaves also proposed and raised funds to erect a Satanic monument alongside the Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma capitol lawn.


Fred Phelps Excommunicated After Internal Power Struggle At Westboro

Fred_phelpsThe news that the patriarch of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church is on his deathbed is something presently well-received by many gays and LGBT advocates and allies. Here to add some schadenfreude to the narrative is Fred Phelps' son Nate Phelps, who has revealed that not only was there a power struggle within the church between Fred and Shirley Phelps-Roper against the church elders, but that Phelps lost AND was excommunicated from the hate-church that he founded. The Shyamalan-esque twist to it all: Phelps was excommunicated for advocating kindness between church members.

The excommunication occurred after the formation of a board of male elders in the church. The board had defeated Shirley Phelps-Roper, the church’s longtime spokeswoman, in a power struggle, and Fred Phelps Sr. called for kinder treatment of fellow church members.

The board then ejected Fred Phelps Sr., who founded the church in the 1950s.

Fred Phelps. Excommunicated. For advocating kindness.

This is irony so dense that by all rights it should have collapsed in upon itself, creating a gravity well that pulled in the entire solar system and leaving nothing behind but a faint aroma of poetic justice.

It should also stand as a warning as to how deep this poison of hate runs through the Westboro clan. If the founder himself was ousted for asking their own numbers to be nicer to each other, one wonders what the elders now in charge will decide to do with the church.

On Sunday, church spokesman Steve Drain refused to talk about the excommunication of Fred Phelps Sr.

"We don't discuss our internal church dealings with anybody," he said.

...Among the all-male board of elders are Drain, Timothy Phelps, Jonathan Phelps, Samuel Phelps-Roper, Charles Hockenbarger and Fred Phelps Jr.


Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps 'on the Edge of Death' According to Son

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Fred Phelps Sr., pastor the Westboro Baptist Church, is near death, according to a message posted to Facebook by his estranged son Nathan:

I've learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the "church" back in August of 2013. He is now on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka, Kansas.

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.

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. And I'm bitterly angry that my family is blocking the family members who left from seeing him, and saying their good-byes.

NatephelpsNate Phelps, as you may recall, left the church and became an LGBT advocate.

Nate appeared on an interview a few years ago which revealed quite a bit about the church:

"In his first in-depth television interview, he tells journalist Peter W. Klein about a childhood dominated by a fear of going to hell, and says the Westboro Baptist Church shares some of the same traits as a cult. Phelps says his father regularly beat his mother and 11 siblings, used racial epithets and blamed the world’s problems on homosexuality....In the interview, Phelps says that his father was once a brilliant and well-respected lawyer who led several anti-segregation cases and was honoured by the NAACP as a civil rights hero. Nate Phelps now considers himself an atheist."

You can watch the interview HERE.

Patheos adds, of the news about Fred Phelps:

I just got off the phone with Nate and he confirmed what he had written. The rumors had been flying for several weeks, he said, but after a conversation with some of his fellow “excommunicated” family members, he found out that the rumors were true. He elaborated on that final line, too, saying that the Phelps family is now blocking anyone who is no longer with the church from seeing him, including Fred’s sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews.

Why was he kicked out of his own church? Did he have a change of heart near the end of his life? There’s no definitive answer to that and Nate has heard different things (so any explanation is pure speculation right now).


Mizzou Students Give Standing Ovation to Michael Sam, Destroy Westboro Baptist Protest: VIDEO

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The Mizzou basketball stadium went wild last night as Michael Sam returned to the school to accept the 2014 Cottom Bowl Champaionship trophy with the Tiger football team at halftime of the Mizzou vs. Tennessee game.

Fans holding signs like 'We Heart Michael Sam' got to their feet as the defensive end, who came out as gay last week, returned to his alma mater for the first time since the announcement.

The Westboro Baptist Church came to picket the event.

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Shirley Phelps-Roper cackled and spit to local station KRCG:

"They comforted Michael Sam in his sin this past week. Just absolutely went crazy when he announced - he announced! He told the world he was a filthy pervert and a rebel against God. And they fawned all over him!"

But the Phelps clan was completely owned by a massive human wall of Michael Sam supporters that formed a ring around the stadium to counterprotest the WBC.

Said one organizer of the protest: "We're both Christians. God is love. And what they're doing is hateful."

Watch videos of the counterprotest and Sam's standing O, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Westboro Baptist Church Humiliated at the Golden Globes: VIDEO

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We've featured Brick Stone's trolling of the Phelps clan before HERE and HERE (both worth watching) but he caught up with some of his favorite interview subjects at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday evening and the results are, well, golden.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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