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Should We Picket Fred Phelps’ Funeral?

FredPhelps1Today’s news of the death of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps has spurred a range of emotional responses, from “Let the man burn in hell!” to “May God have mercy on his soul.”

Phelps devoted his life to picketing the funerals of gays, soldiers, and even children, to promote his antigay agenda around the world.

Naturally, now everyone is asking, “Should we picket Fred Phelps’ funeral?”

Tell us what you think:

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Mar 20, 2014
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  • 17 Comments
    • Adam Schmidt
      Adam Schmidt

      I’d say no but if the decision is made to have some form of protest, let it be a silent protest carrying signs bearing pictures of the people whose funerals Fred Phelps and WBC protested. Memorialize the people Fred Phelps hurt… not the man being buried.

      Mar 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevininbuffalo
      kevininbuffalo

      I doubt that they will have a public funeral. Most likely he’ll be cremated, ashes disposed of quietly and in a few weeks a private memorial service.
      They don’t have the balls to have a public funeral.

      Mar 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevininbuffalo
      kevininbuffalo

      @Adam Schmidt: Good idea!

      Mar 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CleJoke
      CleJoke

      Give him a pink mass and forget about him. Except when he’s the punchline of a joke.

      Mar 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ms Urethra Johnson
      Ms Urethra Johnson

      Fred Who??? What better punishment than to be shunned (not that he’ll know, anyway)… IGNORE, IGNORE, IGNORE.

      Let’s show its followers we’re way too busy enjoying LIFE…

      Sorry Mr Fred… you were nothing but a footnote in your own life…

      He died a BITTER person, all that wasted energy on HATRED.

      Yeah, WE’ll take the high road. Dead people are dead people, no point, nothing to gain for making fun of another human’s death. That’s the difference between us Mr Fred, your GOD / religion are not supposed to be about Hatred, but about LOVE and forgiveness…

      There, I forgive YOU Mr Fred… cause I have a big happy heart…

      Mar 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70
      hotshot70

      Good ridance. Fred Phelps. Go straight to hell!

      Mar 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ben Dover
      Ben Dover

      @kevininbuffalo: Right – it’s a moot point. This will be the most secret cremation & funeral since Adam Lanza.

      Mar 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay
      Jay

      I don’t know why this is even a question. The hate group already said they don’t do funerals. While I am glad he’s dead and only wish he would have suffered a more painful death, there are a few dozen nutjobs at that group left, so until they are all gone it won’t matter, but it’s a good start

      Mar 20, 2014 at 7:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • denvermtnbiker
      denvermtnbiker

      Can’t believe this is even being asked. Do we not all agree that only hateful fucktards picket people’s funerals?

      Mar 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iltman
      iltman

      I have to agree with the previous comments, just ignore the passing of this repulsive person and show the better angels of our nature

      Mar 21, 2014 at 3:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      Agreed. Let it go. He is not worth the time and effort.

      Mar 21, 2014 at 4:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      Now if only the IRS would take a really good look at their tax exempt status there could be a chance to shut these cretins down and thro them in prison for tax evasion.

      Mar 21, 2014 at 4:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      The thing that this church is DESPERATE for is ATTENTION. Why do you think that they send out press releases about where they will be picketing? They want the cameras to show up.

      The meanest thing you could possibly do to this group is forget that they exist. They have already done their job. They were so over the top that they actually got people who weren’t pro-gay to take the side of gays because this group was so horrible.

      Time to let them wither.

      Mar 21, 2014 at 6:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • misterhollywood
      misterhollywood

      Um no we should not. In fact, we should not have any presence at his funeral. It only gives him more attention, even after death.

      Mar 21, 2014 at 7:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kthcst
      kthcst

      just drape his coffin with a HUGE rainbow flag……LOL

      Mar 21, 2014 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.
      Allen D.

      I love how it’s “none of [our] business”, but anyone else’s funeral (or wedding for that matter) is very much their’s. I remember seeing a fax or something about them demanding to know when/where Ellen was getting married so they could protest.

      On another note, here are a couple links that I think should be in the comments of every Phelps story (so forgive their redundancy as you read other stories)…

      9 chapters of a book that was being written about him:

      http://www.blank.org/addict/

      And a fun little song that features some of his BS rantings:

      https://soundcloud.com/dcpb79/gwm-aka-can-you-hear-this-in

      Rot, ya bastard.

      Mar 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff B
      Geoff B

      As much as I looked forward to the day this jerkoff would finally die, I honestly don’t care. There are always going to be jerkoffs in the world. He and the rest of his dumbass family don’t deserve our time or thoughts. Have a glass of Champagne, if you want to, donate time or money to a LGBT cause in his memory, but he’s just not worth any more than that. Having said that, if you feel the need to give WBC a taste of their own medicine, I won’t judge. It’s not like they don’t have it coming.

      Mar 22, 2014 at 12:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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