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Megan Phelps Knows Gay Marriage Is Inevitable. And She’s Thrilled

“It’s fake,” Megan Phelps says of religion. “Most people don’t follow the standards of God. We picket a lot of churches, Catholic and Protestant, because those people claim that they are preaching what the Bible says. And instead of saying what the Bible actually says – that God hates people, that you have a duty to obey God – they say, ‘God loves everyone’ and, essentially, ‘You can live like the devil and still expect to go to Heaven when you die.’” How can you not adore this woman?

The granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, Megan has become an Anti-Gay Icon recently, thanks to her Lady Gaga sing-a-longs and Twitter fights. She is, like Pat Robertson, a fan of blaming Haiti’s earthquake on its sinful people, she tells former Queerty editor Andrew Belonsky in a new interview. But she’s also an “everygirl,” you’re typical American young person, who attended public school and listens to Green Day (and yes, sometimes Lady Gaga, who has “sick beats” but is also “a nasty, filthy perve”).

She has fears like the rest of us, like her her chances of getting married (“I really, really doubt it. … “Who wants a part of this?”) and her chances of getting into heaven (“I have a hope, and I look everyday for evidence that my God has had mercy on me … If I end up in hell, that means that God does not love me”).

And, also like the rest of us, she sees gay marriage as inevitable: “Same-sex marriage is a fait accompli in this nation. I remember taking a government class and they were talking about the full faith and credit clause of the constitution. If all these states have to recognize marriages from other states and you already have Massachusetts, Iowa – they have same-sex marriage. The constitution trumps DOMA, so doesn’t everyone have to recognize those marriages? That’s a fact. Same-sex marriage is fait accompli. It’s going to happen. It’s going to be everywhere and I’m pretty sure that trial in California, I would be willing to bet that they’re going to say that homosexuals have the right to marry and it’s going to spread all across this nation. And I am happy about that. … Here’s why: it is a sign. This generation is going to be destroyed and their destruction is imminent and that destruction can’t come until their cup of iniquity is full and everything that they do is furtherance of that. This isn’t going to get better. It’s never going to get better. It’s only going to get worse.”

Take that, Maggie Gallagher.

What Megan Phelps is doing, at the fringe level, is “normalizing” hate. Yes, it’s destructive, but it’s also terribly fascinating, in the same way that Meghan McCain’s pro-gay stance is. Phelps is an attractive, 24-year-old girl with a sharp tongue — the type that cuts through the bland rhetoric of today’s talkingheaddom era. And while it’s easy to brand her as a bigot (she is) or someone full of hate (also true), she’s manufactured an appeal for other young people who “don’t know any homosexuals” and, like white supremacist and neo-Nazi leaders, are able to welcome souls into their fold by promising them answers and calm.

Do not dismiss Megan Phelps. She is this generation’s Bible-thumping terror.

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  • 60 Comments
    • romeo
      romeo

      She likes “Green Day”? Wonder if she knows about the lead singer? LOL

      Seriously, her problems are sexually related, not ours, hers. She’s right, though. Who would want a piece of that psycho shit? Westboro, which is only Phelps extended family, by the way, hardly a megachurch, will go completely over the line. Actually, I thought they did that when they demonstrated at soldiers’ funerals. Anyway, eventually they’ll be prosecuted big time, or just be killed outright.

      They’re a bunch of pussies, by the way. Saw them try to protest at a gay parade once. They ran like cockroaches the minute the crowd started heading toward them. I don’t think they do gay parades anymore. LMAO !

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anne
      Anne

      So how does she justify listening to the “nasty, filthy perve” that is Lady Gaga? It’s so hard to find any consistency in their crazy.

      I’m not too worried about dismissing Megan, I don’t think the WBC will become mainstream anytime soon.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      And, Megan, if you’re lurking to see what we’re saying about you, saw you interviewed on TV a few years ago at one of your demos. Just a word in your ear, one thing was obvious, the real reason you’re not going to find a husband anytime soon is less related to your being batshit crazy and more about your personal hygiene.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RS
      RS

      Sounds like little Megan is campaigning hard to become the head of the family business when grandpa finally gets struck by lightning or eaten by a plague of locusts or whatever.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Flex
      Flex

      I like her for her honesty. The difference between her, and Maggie-douche-bag-Gallagher, about 85 lbs, and her transparency. Maggie Gallagher deserves a punch in the teeth. That raging bitch has no idea about what she has done, and should have her nose rubbed into her mile high pile of stinking shit!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian NJ
      Brian NJ

      I love how they cherry pick from the bible. They don’t stone disobedient children to death, or do animal sacrifice, but proclaim that they are doing God’s will an dfollowing the bible. If they followed the bible, grandfather would stone her to death for listening to sin music. But no. They take what they like – hate — and leave the rest.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte
      Dionte

      She is possesed by a demon. They protend to be on Gods side to spread their evil.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cassandra
      Cassandra

      “I love how they cherry pick from the bible.”

      Fun, eh?

      Megan says: “Most people don’t follow the standards of God.”

      The Bible says:

      Deuteronomy 22:5 (New International Version)

      5 A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.

      Megan is wearing several items of “men’s” clothing, clothing traditionally worn by men, and the fact that sinful designers have restyled that clothing to fit female bodies doesn’t make Megan’s clothing any less disobedient.

      1 Timothy 2:9
      9I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

      11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15But women[a] will be saved[b] through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.”

      If Megan does not marry and bear children, she will not be saved, and since she admittedly has made herself undesirable to men . . .

      Nor do her form fitting, breast exploiting garments count as modest.

      1 Peter 3:3
      3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.

      On ministry: 1 Corinthians 14:33-35
      33For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.
      As in all the congregations of the saints, 34women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. 35If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

      On her role as a Christian woman: 1st Timothothy 3:
      8Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

      11In the same way, their wives[b] are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

      On the other side of the coin, speaking of gay men . . .
      Revelations 14 3-5
      “No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. 5No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.”

      It was kind of Megan to point out her own failing when she claimed “Most people don’t follow the standards of God.”

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      I have to agree with Flex. It’s at least refreshing that she’s completely upfront and honest about the fact that her opinions and standpoint come from a place of hate, and she’s fine with that. I’d much rather have an enemy who stabs me to my face then an enemy who stabs me in the back. The people who talk about how they “have gay friends” and “love them” but just “don’t think they should get married” are the truly dangerous – on top of being narrow-minded and aimlessly prejudiced, they also lie. And lie. And lie. Because they know what they are preaching is bull and that they don’t really believe it. This girl, she’s not ashamed to admit exactly what she believes, and can at least back it up with a consistent story line.

      I’d even be willing to keep her around as long as they put her on What Not to Wear…

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      I think the entire Phelps clan are a clever ploy to make anti-gay people look foolish. I remember seeing Papa Phelps on Ricky Lake years ago, with some of his family. His son, or grandson was sooo femme! There he was spouting anti-gay crap, and it looked so toungue-in-cheek, I couldn’t take it seriously.

      The Phelps clan has done more to advance pro-gay views and laws than HRC.

      I think we should appreciate what the Phelps are doing, simply because it looks to me to be parody seen on a national level.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      Enema: You may have something there. LOL The Phelps clan is actually a subversive PRO-GAY org. I like it. Let’s spread it around!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill
      Bill

      I’d almost feel sorry for her.

      If she wasn’t such a stupid cunt.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      This is what happens when your Grandfather is your Father…..

      Feb 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • uhm
      uhm

      We give these people way too much attention. They aren’t a serious threat to gay people, they have zero political clout.

      They unambiguously hate gay people.

      The real problem is mainstream homophobes who will smile and say they’re your friend while working against you (see: most US clergy and politicians).

      Feb 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • amazingpenis
      amazingpenis

      Ooh girl, those pink and black Gaga signs are fierce!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PADude
      PADude

      Meh. Who’d marry somebody who takes a protest sign to bed? “God Hates Non-Missionary” would be what I’d expect.

      They’re a (useful) blip on the radar, but that’s about it. I’m sure they’ve turned more people TOWARD rights instead of away with their attitude.

      Required Snarky Comment: You need a bosom to pull off that outfit, honey.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      Her jeans are so tight, I can see her cunt lips. I wonder if her God would approve?

      Feb 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ray
      Ray

      I can’t say that I like her, but I have to admit that she is riveting.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Megan Phelps has a point. Either you take the Bible literally or you don’t. Don’t get me wrong, I am completely opposed to what the Phelps clan are doing in terms of protesting with offensive slogans. However, kudos to her for not trying to be politically correct in terms of how to interpret the Bible.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mary
      Mary

      Megan Phelps may be right. This case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court and the outcome depends upon the whim of Anthony Kennedy.

      If this country does legalize “gay marriage” then it’s 100% dead certain that God will destroy America. You can already see signs of God wrath on the horizon. Look at the national debt soaring into the stratosphere! You have not seen poverty, hardship, and suffering until you have live through a currency collapse.

      God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah as a warning to future generations. Do you people really think America is so special that God will not destroy America for the same crime??? REPENT! God might be merciful even at this late moment.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Mary,

      A loving God does not destroy people. Maybe you’ve been reading the Koran.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tikihead
      tikihead

      @jason: LOL! Da Bibul: Ur doon it Rong!

      LolCats!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 8:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tikihead
      tikihead

      I see an ADORABLE kitteh holding a God Hates Fags sign. This needs to be done, pronto!

      Wait, I know Photoshop…

      Feb 4, 2010 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry
      Larry

      I don’t think she could ever succeed in “normalizing hate” any more than neo-Nazis or KKK people who volunteer to pick up litter off the highway.

      At the end of the day, she’s still a hate-filled person who makes the rest of the religious right look bad.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry
      Larry

      I don’t think she could ever succeed in “normalizing hate” any more than neo-Nazis or KKK people who volunteer to pick up litter off the highway.

      At the end of the day, she’s still a hate-filled person who makes the rest of the religious right look bad. That’s why I’ve never worried too much about the Westboro people. It’s people like Maggie Gallagher and Tony Perkins who do the most damage when they appear as respectable experts and political advocates.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tikihead
      tikihead

      BTW, has anyone else here ever watched Red State Update on Youtube? They are an awesome performance duo who pretend to be good ol’ boys, and fuck over every convention — they went to Ted Haggard’s church when Westborough was picketing, and the younger guy in the duo JUST KEPT hitting on Megan — it was EPIC!

      Feb 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Keith Kimmel
      Keith Kimmel

      This is one bitch that I hope gets raped with a broken beer bottle.

      Feb 4, 2010 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Synnerman
      Synnerman

      Fuck you and your magic book Mary.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 20 · Mary: “God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah as a warning to future generations.” … most likely as a warning to avoid building towns on soil subject to liquefaction in major earthquakes. http://people.virginia.edu/~pm9k/Writings/sodom.html has one of the best guesses to date.

      And “If this country does legalize ‘gay marriage’ then it’s 100% dead certain that God will destroy America.” Mary, I’d like to double check that one. Do you have God’s cellphone number? I’m sort of curious as to why he didn’t destroy Massachusetts. Is it too small to bother with? If so, why should any of us worry as we are far smaller than a state!

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • VforVinDiesel
      VforVinDiesel

      She’s using an iPhone…built from a company that donated 100k to NO H8.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bianca
      Bianca

      How is this degenerate a “lawyer”???

      “And instead of saying what the Bible actually says – that God hates people”

      Feb 5, 2010 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 31 · Bianca: “How is this degenerate a ‘lawyer’???”
      http://www.nndb.com/people/908/000025833/

      Apparently 11 of Fred Phelps’ children are lawyers, with
      several working for his family’s law firm. I guess they
      aren’t all that hot as lawyers – Fred got slapped with an
      11 million dollar penalty for harassing a family at a
      funeral.

      http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/fred_phelps_freaks_out_on_cnn_after_learning_about_punitive_damages_from_la/

      has Phelps’ meltdown on national TV.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 3:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MatthewFox
      MatthewFox

      I like that she’s honest, somewhat self-aware (admitting that your family is basically hated to the point that noone is willing to touch you) and intelligent enough to understand the constitution.

      Thus concludes anything I have to say about this rather misinformed cuntwaffle with poor taste in apparel. Why is the American flag tied to your leg, Megan? Doesn’t God hate America? Are you being ironic or alluding to all the cultures who consider anything below the waist unclean (the vast majority of which, are non Christian)?

      @Cassandra, I swear I know you in real life…

      @Mary, sweetheart, it’s called trolling and you’re doing it wrong…

      Feb 5, 2010 at 3:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      > Picketing and yelling at the funerals of fallen soldiers in front of their grieving famlies telling they are glad the soldier has died

      > Attempting to errect a “Matthew Sheppard in hell” statue in the Sheppard family’s home town.

      > Yelling to the families of those lost to AIDS that they deserved to die.

      …….One can only hope that Satan has a very dark corner of hell reserved for subhuman scumbags like this witch and her wicked minions where they will suffer eternal tortous damnation for their wicked lives……..

      Feb 5, 2010 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greenluv1322
      greenluv1322

      I can not understand why Queerty loves giving shine to bigots. My guess is that this is actually a NOM site. I don’t know, this is crazy. I’m really sick of reading about these people. And it seems like such a big waste of fucking time on a supposedly “gay” site. What the fuck? You guys are morons.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      @ Mary #20: Normally, your dementia wouldn’t be worth a comment, but in this case I’d like to point out that religious nutbags aligning themselves with Republicans, and keeping them in power to do their worst over the last 30 years, is what destroyed the American economy. Religious people like you were totally hoodwinked and used. If God goes after anybody, it’s gonna be you, Mary, for the ruin and shame you have brought your country. Wake up! Repent before it’s too late, Mary. Vote Democrat! God wills it, Mary! In Jesus’s name! Throw the moneychangers out of the temple!

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tinkerbell
      tinkerbell

      @Anne: Actually, they are MUCH more consistent with their bronze age book of mythology called the “bible” than any other christian sect that I know. They actually believe what their bibles say, and refuse to pick and choose which sadistic, antiquated 2500 year-old fables to take literally.

      These people are spooky, but not nearly as dangerous as those who sell themselves as “mainstream.” Those are the truly dangerous ones.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soul_erosion
      soul_erosion

      @ Mary #20: Might I suggest you gather up some of your old gold jewelry (if it’s not brass that is) and mail it off to one of those agencies that might provide you with a little cash in hand as I think you may need it for the “rapture,” or in your case, the coming “rupture” of your frozen pipes below your trailer house. You see, Mary, we really don’t fear this monetary collapse as you put it, remember, many of us don’t have children so we have lots of disposable income and actually have great jobs, affordable mortgages, hedge funds & even gold embossed Bibles. God Bless, Mary, and thanks for playing.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      Speak for yourself, Soul. I don’t have any of that stuff, and I’m pissed as hell that the economic meltdown is draining off what little I did have. With the combination of discrimination and the general collapse, I’m mad as hell at what these Christian fanatics have been a part of. Incidentally, looked at the stock market lately? Remember what I said recently in another thread, “the worst is yet to come!”

      @Tinkerbell: The Phelps bunch cherry pick the bible to accomodate their bigotry just as much as “mainstream” Christian fanatics cherry pick it to accomodate their avarice and vanity. The Phelps are hardly forthright. The bible is the means, not the ends for these people. None of these bastards are deserving of any due.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EveryoneKnewHimAsNancy
      EveryoneKnewHimAsNancy

      She’s right. God is Hate. The Bible tells me so. Anyone ever read it?

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      The bible is all about the Israelites as the master race. Typical bluff from a bunch of tent villages in the desert surrounded by far richer and more advanced civilizations like Egypt and Babylon. The usual fear, insecurity, and chip-on-the-shoulder of a downtrodden people. The rules and regulations they came up with were to separate themselves from those more advanced, and successful civilizations to avoid assimilation. Much of the bible was lifted from earlier texts of those rival civilizations, incidentally. That’s the sad-assed truth of the matter.

      I think when Jesus came along later, he said some very advanced things for the time about how people should treat each other. But that was all quickly forgotten, and a lot of hokum was put in Jesus’s mouth to advance a political agenda. He’d be appalled at the religion that bears his name.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist
      The Artist

      Just don’t give her an audience, then she’ll just go away.
      PEACELUVNBWILD!

      Feb 5, 2010 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      Boys and Girls, they are nothing but a bunch of publicity whores…….They have the media sititng up and clapping like a bunch ‘o trained seals. They infect different cities and towns each week with their puss filled diatribes against the Gays and they are all over the local news media and print. At some of their “protests” they have only five members of this lunatic cult, yet they get the same amount of publicty as if there were 1000. They are masters of manipulating everyone, Queerty and the posters included.

      If everyone simply ignored them, like a child throwing a tantrum for attention they would shut the fuck up and simply go away……….

      PS: Mary, I just spoke to God and he is fucking pissed! He said no way to redemption……… : P

      Feb 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobito
      bobito

      @romeo:
      “I think when Jesus came along later, he said some very advanced things for the time about how people should treat each other.”

      I think you’re right, Romeo. This is why they had to trump up charges against him and have him executed, to shut him up.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      @Bobito: and from the looks of the religion that bears his name, they shut him up permanently.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trickstertara
      trickstertara

      Aren’t you normalizing her behaviour by writing about her, Queerty?

      A little urgency is needed in reporting — esp. when there are genuine anti-gay threats out there like the Ugandan legislation. But this is fear-mongering: a new scary pop-culture bugaboo who’s “so scary!” because she’s got a pretty face and spews hate (like Anita, Phyllis, Ann and Iris, all of whom saw their marginal mainstream popularity disintegrate or shuffled even further to the fringe). This is no different from the terror Prussian Blue put into everyone a few years ago and who’s heard of them since? No one.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cassandra
      Cassandra

      “Actually, they are MUCH more consistent with their bronze age book of mythology called the “bible” than any other christian sect that I know. They actually believe what their bibles say, and refuse to pick and choose which sadistic, antiquated 2500 year-old fables to take literally.”

      No, Tinkerbell.

      I pointed out a number of verses that Megan personally is in violation of. The Phelps’ theology is in direct conflict with the Bible on every major point they’ve ever made public.

      You are clearly basing your ideas about the Bible on fundamentalist theology, which is about as accurate as basing your ideas on science on Intelligent Design.

      Feb 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soakman
      Soakman

      What I don’t understand is why she’s picketing or protesting at all. I find her theological perspective to mean that inevitably all people make their own beds and lay in them.

      Which, alright, I’m fine with that idea. I don’t really agree with her ideas about the afterlife and its VIP room requirements, but either way, it sounds like she’s more concerned about her own fate than everyone else’s.

      She said it’s going to end and get worse and worse, and she’s happy. She clearly doesn’t care how many people get VIP access. So, why picket?

      I know, and have made friends with, several people like her. They were a little less extreme in their views (Read: No “gays cause hurricanes” mentality), but I wish all Christians with anti-gay sentiments were like her. Stay out of my heaven, and I’ll stay out of yours. Agreed? Agreed.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tinkerbell
      tinkerbell

      @Cassandra: No…I’m basing what I posted on what the bible actually says, not based on “interpretations.”

      If we scientifically judged and studied ANY other text (save another religious text…what is it with reserving religious texts and beliefs to sacred interpretations???), then we MUST hold that text literally. Imagine if we refused to hold a literal interpretation to a modern medical study? Any such study would be subject to litigation and scientific humiliation.

      When we read the bible as it is written, word for word, as a text in which it was written, we see that it is a hateful, demented, discriminatory ancient book. If it were an ancient medical text, an ancient legal text, an ancient mathematical, historical, scientific, architectural, or engineering text, we would quickly laugh the bible off. Since it is a religious text, though, it somehow gets a pass on accuracy. Why is that? Faith?

      I think the Phelps’ espouse the true meaning of the christian bible and expouse christianity almost perfectly. Christianity truly is hatred. The Phelps’ are just saying what most of them try to hide with euphemisms about love and such.

      christianity is a religion of hatred.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 12:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      @romeo: That line about Miss Megan’s “personal hygiene” has had me laughing since you posted it! And you get bonus points for using the word ‘clothier’ on another post. I think it was you…

      Feb 6, 2010 at 12:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      #41, interesting. God will recognize His own. If one’s roots are planted in spiritually healthy soil, good fruit comes of it. That’d easily recognizable. I like the way you think.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff M
      Geoff M

      Very astute observation on this girl Queerty. I think you’re right on the mark on this one.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Terrwill: “They have the media sititng up and clapping like a bunch ‘o trained seals. They infect different cities and towns each week with their puss filled diatribes against the Gays and they are all over the local news media and print.”

      May we present Lance Boyle and his puss filled diatribe.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jadis
      Jadis

      The Phelps’ cult are really not much of a threat. Lots of nasty words, but they’re complete cowards. They didn’t want to come up here to Canada to face jail for hate speech, or to Australia to be torn limb from limb by a mob of enraged bogans.

      They’re kind of sad, actually.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      In order for the mosquito to obtain a blood meal it must surmount the vertebrate physiological responses. The mosquito, as with all blood-feeding arthropods, has mechanisms to effectively block the hemostasis system with their saliva, which contains a mixture of secreted proteins. Mosquito saliva negatively affects vascular constriction, blood clotting, platelet aggregation, angiogenesis and immunity and creates inflammation.[13] Universally, hematophagous arthropod saliva contains at least one anticlotting, one anti-platelet, and one vasodilatory substance. Mosquito saliva also contains enzymes that aid in sugar feeding[14] and antimicrobial agents to control bacterial growth in the sugar meal.

      Feb 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cassandra
      Cassandra

      “No…I’m basing what I posted on what the bible actually says, not based on “interpretations.”

      Then you are either a liar, or have written your own special bible, and are completely uneducated about the concept, and process, of translation.

      “When we read the bible as it is written, word for word, as a text in which it was written, we see that it is a hateful, demented, discriminatory ancient book.”

      No, that is your interpretation, one that indicates your character, for you find in it the qualities that define you as a person, just like anyone else. What you find in the Bible reflects what is inside you.

      How, pray tell, do you read “as written” a text written in three dead/resurrected languages? Tinkerbell, the first lesson you need to learn is that the Bible was NOT written in English, no matter how badly you want to believe that it was.

      As bad as the Phelps clan is, the greater threat to civil equality for GLBTQ people comes from atheists who rigidly, abusively, and ignorantly affirm fraud based conclusions about the Bible in order to maintain their war of hate and prejudice on people of faith. You and your peers put GLBTQ people in jeopardy by making false claims about the Bible, and that makes you Megan’s soul sister, comrade in arms, co-conspirator and co-terrorist.

      Atheism is a religion of hatred, worse than fundamentalist Christianity. Atheists make up, by their own count, about 10% of the U.S. population, and they hate everyone else: atheists hate and malign 90% of humanity. Homophobes hate homosexuals, who make up about 10% of humanity. So atheists hate 90% of humanity, while homophobes only hate 10%.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 1:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      #55: Cassandra, if you’re going to play with the big boys, you need to take some courses in composition and rhetoric. You’ll learn about the basic fallacies, a number of which you’ve used and with which you’ve completely negated your post. Really pathetic, Cassandra.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KirilleXXI
      KirilleXXI

      I liked your comment about things Megan Phelps violated according to the Bible. But, good God, your last comment is really disturbing!

      Do you claim that there is no good translation of the Bible into English that would not show us all the hatred and promotion of inequality we usually see in our usual translations? Or do you claim that this is not really about hatred, and inequality is a normal thing?

      You yourself cited some verses about women that should shut the fuck up (excuse me for my French) and stay away from any decision making, be submissive to their husbands, listen to them and do as they say, no questions asked, no disobedience, no freedom of speech or even of thought.
      There are three options:
      1) you personally agree that this is the way God intended it to be, and so we all should follow His command (then what about equality? what about women’s emancipation? what about slaves and everything else?);
      2) you think this translation is wrong and this is not what the Bible said (then why do you even cite it?);
      3) you think these verses are not a part of the real Bible, so it doesn’t count (again, why do you cite it then?).

      But the disturbing thing is your unfounded allegations that “[a]theism is a religion of hatred” and atheists “hate everyone else”. I’m sorry, but this is nothing but the outright lie! Atheism is only a position that there are no deities, no gods whatsoever. It’s not even a religion per se, but, because atheists actually believe there are no deities without any proof, I think it should be considered something like religion — a system of views based on the unproven opinion held as a true fact and accepted on sheer faith. Anyways, there are no teachings, no books for atheists that tell people how to live their lives, who to hate, who to enslave, who to discriminate against. They just don’t believe in God, it’s that simple. Where did you get the idea that they hate somebody? Are there atheist churches where atheist priests read verses from atheist teachings about hating non-atheists? Sounds crazy, but I’m seriously asking this question! As far as I’m concerned, atheists do not hate anyone per se, as part of their atheistic religion, so to speak. There are hateful people everywhere, of course, among Christians and Muslims, Jews and Buddhists, and probably atheists. But it doesn’t mean all atheists are hateful and their whole religion is hateful. You gotta be more tolerant to other people’s beliefs, we all have a right to have them.

      P.S. I’m not an atheist, I’m sort of an agnostic, which is kind of a middle ground between belief in God and absence of belief in God. This is just to clarify that I’m not the advocate for atheism here — I do not agree with them at all, just like with Christianity and all the other religions.

      Feb 10, 2010 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Terry
      Terry

      So sad that Queerty is pandering to this fringe group that numbers in the double digits, perhaps to increase interest? This 24 year old knows virtually nothing of the genuine stuff of theology or religion, only the propagandistic crap that her goofy family parodies. They are a recognized hate group, & the best way to respond to them is to utterly ignore them: that means you, too, Queerty editors!

      Feb 11, 2010 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MadM@
      MadM@

      Jeez, hostile homos. You know the bible is one of the most popular books on the planet and is a major cultural phenomenon. I don’t think trying to make some kind of attack on it to negate it in some way is going to make it disappear, like someone in the past 3000-400 years (depending on your opinion of how old the book is) never thought of that.

      That being said, using it as the basis for discrimination is as wicked as wicked can be in my book. The Phelps’ bizarre interpretation of the bible, which by the time it has hit Megan has become so inbred from the physical, social, and genetic isolation the family experiences, seems in her to have crazied its self a complete 180 in certain areas. The gaga listening, the cessation of resistance to gay marriage, the iPhone having (she seems to like a lot of gay shit for someone so fag negative).

      So basically, be as batshit crazy as you want to be, Megan Phelps.

      I want her to express her liberty. I wish she would start a movement of young conservatives that pushed for gay rights as a means to bring on the “end times,” helped us achieve equality, and then isolated themselves to wait for the rapture. They can put on “(God hates) Oklahomos!” the musical in their little compound all night and day if they want as long as they keep out of my life.

      Apr 8, 2010 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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