Police Plan To Arrest Satanists That Made Fred Phelps’ Mother “Gay Forever”

lucienPolice in Meridian, Mississippi are not amused by the recent “Pink Mass” ceremony conducted at the gravesite of Catherine Johnston, Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps’ mother, and are preparing to arrest members of the New York-based Satanic Temple that took part in it.

Earlier this month, the group performed the controversial ritual in protest of the WBC’s anti-gay agenda. After reciting an incantation while same-sex couples kissed and “expressed love” over the gravesite, Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said the deceased had been turned “gay forever” and would “be pleasured in the afterlife” every time a same-sex couple returned to the gravesite for a makeout sesh.

Add Magnolia Cemetery owner Bill Arlinghaus to the list of people offended by the ritual. According to WTOK-TV, he’s looking to press charges against the group for “trespassing” on his property, which at the time was open to the public. “It is an unusual crime that we haven’t come across to my knowledge in awhile,” said Captain Dean Harper of the Meridian Police Department. “Not only does it violate a state and city ordinance, but it also violates the moral decency of a human being.”

He’s also seeking charges for indecent exposure and malicious mischief, which likely could have been avoided if Greaves hadn’t been photographed laying his penis on the gravestone in broad daylight (link NSFW). Whoops!

In a phone interview with HuffPo on Monday, Greaves said his group had “no ill will at all” and “regrets if they caused any consternation.” No word yet on whether the group has raised enough funds to to participate in NYC’s Adopt-A-Highway program, but we hope they’re close because Lucien Greaves is pretty hot, and we wouldn’t mind a photo of him teabagging the West Side Highway.

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  • Mike

    How can anyone defend the Phelps? They are vile, disgusting, scum of the earth, and their mother is burning in hell!

  • Dakotahgeo

    What a hoot! I sincerely hope, if the spell works, that it can never be undone. That should make ol’ Phreddy and cult more scared than hell to die. Some people just can’t take a joke!!! LOLOL.

  • Tommysole

    So much for freedom of religion.
    If you cannot be a devil worshiper and wank on a head stone, What is the world cumming to?!

  • 2eo

    Not christian ergo an enemy of the state.

  • tardis

    So, it’s okay for westboro to terrorize funerals and spread hate filled speech because they’re protected under first amendment rights, but somehow these punks are wanted by the law?

    I don’t see the difference here.

  • TomMc

    God bless those satanists…

  • MikeE

    @tardis: exactly. it makes absolutely no sense.

  • ShowMeGuy

    SCOTUS has ruled that a religious organization can say and do anything they damn well choose….no matter how vile and insulting the general society may find it. They called it *freedom of religion* and *freedom of speech* We have the Westboro Phelps Cult to thank for bring that case to SCOTUS in the first place. So, SUCK IT ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • GymJockTX

    Never thought I’d find myself cheering on Satanists, but in this case I’d have to say, regarding their unique form of afterlife vengeance against the twisted, godawful scumbags of the Westboro Boobist “Church”, a rousing “Give ’em Hell, guys!”

  • Dakotahgeo

    @ShowMeGuy– It will be legally titillating to hear the defendants’ attorneys using the Phelps’ winning lawsuit re: Freedom of Speech as a club against them if this ever goes to trial. Mississippi has a real low IQ if they even suggest taking action against the defendants. This is will interesting to watch, should it make it beyond the Judge’s guffaws and dismissals.

  • Errol Semple

    Arrest Fred Phelps.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Dakotahgeo: Correction: This will be* interesting….”

  • Scribe38

    God please forgive me, but I might actually have to write these people a check for their legal defense fund!

  • Chris-MI

    Satanist spells don’t work on REAL Christians. Technically they just don’t work, period, but if you take this stuff seriously…they don’t work on REAL Christians. The Satanists would probably disagree either about the spells or about the Phelps being REAL Christians. But you know what? I am fairly sure they don’t take this stuff seriously either.

  • Jerry12

    @tardis: Fred Phelps and his group is aloud to harass anyone they choose but no one is aloud to harass him and his group? What gives HIM special treatment?

  • dantiger

    Would be nice if we had a “DEAD FRED” and we could hang our meat over his tomb stone.

  • Larry

    Of course the cause of all of this is not this group. It’s Fred Phelps and WBC.

  • 2eo

    @Chris-MI: Their beliefs are just as invalid as yours, having a building to go and pray in doesn’t make it any more credible.

  • GymJockTX

    @Scribe38: I’m with you! I may have to track down the info to add some buck$ for attorney’s fees. Freddy boy and his clan of insane dipshits deserve as much Hell and grief as these devil worshipers can dish out.

  • Charlie in Charge

    If the demented Westboro folk can wave vile signs at military funerals then we can certainly perform infernal rites at their families’ graves. Turnabout is fair play.

  • Ogre Magi

    These diabolists are better friends to the gay community than any christian ever has been or will be

  • D9W

    Water that gone through the horse is cheaper then water that hasn’t.

    So he was just watering the grass that just happen to be over Grandma Bigot’s grave. So What! He was just committing a community service by watering the grass and making it greener. Your pet dog does it every day, let’s hope the dog can match this guy’s aim.

  • D9W

    Thinking out loud here… What would have happen if he dump a can of beer over her grave and sang “how dry I am”… would that been any different then what he did? Would that constitute “…violate a state and city ordinance, but it also violates the moral decency of a human being.” I bet not. So you guys are right it’s freedom of speech. One thing- if this cemetery ever received government money to burry anyone, they will have to give back the money if they go private and start discriminate against this guys religion (even if they or you don’t agree with it).

  • Teleny

    @Ogre Magi: don’t lump all Christians together. Our local PFLAG meets in a supportive Church and most of the parents are Christians.

  • D9W

    Westboro Baptist Church is nothing more the a rogue cult trying to make it out as a ligament church. Sure there are churches out there like them but they are all rogue according to their founder’s definition of “love your neighbor as yourself”.

  • fredhotman

    I like the authorities taking up the cudgels against the “desecrators”of the mother of evil , yet shut their eyes when this vile, repulsive cult of Westboro church that hounds & vilifies in a most sacrilegious manner the funerals of returned heroes of the wars. Freedom of speech has also another side that is repect and responsibility. What are the authorities doing about this ??. Nothing….

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  • hyhybt

    What’s a ligament church?

  • scotshot

    @hyhybt: Legitimate.

  • hyhybt

    @scotshot: Ah. Thanks.

  • GymJockTX

    @Charlie in Charge: Well said, Charlie in Charge. It’s time to give these Westboro lowlifes a wickedly bitter taste of their own wretched medicine. Insane dirtbags, disrespecting and maligning the funerals of our fallen soldiers, they all deserved to be kicked to the curb, just for starters.

  • Zed Paul

    A lot of comments here are very rude. I was born a Christian but I am a asexual and an agnostic. I would not have haters of any gender as friends. What the Westboros do are wrong and it is also wrong to wish ill on others who wish ill on you. Viewing from the sideline, I can’t wait to see what all this hatred come to.

  • JT Hawkins

    @D9W: Westboro’s philosophy is “hate your neighbor as you hate yourself yourself.”

  • Thomathy

    Am I to understand that there are some people who believe that whatever incantation or ritual held there could have real effects? Or that the disembodied soul of a Phelps actually persists postmortem?

    There’s stupid, and then there’s stupid religious. This is the latter, and it’s so much worse than the former.

  • EGO

    It is about time! The Westboro Baptist Church members are the immoral ones with their verbal attacks against the USA Citizens

  • D9W

    @JT Hawkins – I would have to agree with you if I didn’t know how these people think. They think they are doing the world a service by doing what they do. I did not say it was logical or even right or even sane. They actually think they are saving you by the bull that comes out of their mouth.

    I have relatives that think like them. The bible clearly says it’s a sin to lie, but I have caught my own relatives in some major lies in the name of JC. Oh, you could lead them to the trough of their own lies, but you will never get them to admit they lied or drink from the trough of truth. In their mind, like Rush limp wrist, truth is something they make up in their own mind. And because it came from their mind, it must be from God. Yeah, the god of Bull SH!T and father of lies. But you never can convince them of that.

  • D9W

    I guess I should have added to the “But you never can convince them of that” that’s the whole idea behind someone who’s militantly ignorant. Scott Peck has a few good book on the subject of people like this: “People of the lie” and “Further along the road less traveled”. The “Further along the road less traveled” book talks about people being stuck in black and white thinking. And how they are afraid to question because it means they have to stop playing in the third grade world of absolute thinking (they have no shades of gray). Problem it takes a nuclear life bomb or an act of ‘God’ to get them out of their absolutes and into questing and rejecting black and white thinking, and owning their own thoughts, which is a normal painful process (and people normally do this in the teen years). Problem comes about when religious people try avoid pain by using religion as a substitute to dealing with their own issues. Non-religious people can have the same issues, but normally don’t do it under the same roof of Ditto think like religious people seem to do it.

    Where we come into the equation is they go after people who don’t believe as they do as an avoidance of their own problems in their own glass houses. As it has been said by family members who have been kicked out of WBC “It will be a pain full process when Fred Phelps dies… because then they will have to face what they have done.” …and that’s not going to be a three day process. I would not wish that on my worst enemy.

  • D9W

    @Zed Paul – you said you where born a Christian- How does one be humanly born with a faith with out first growing up and learning to speak first?

    You really floor me on this one. I was picturing you coming into the world with a crucifix on your shoulder and a bibble in the other hand. That must been real problematic for your mother…

    Sorry even as a person of faith, I am not buying into that one. You might have been born into a family who is religious but I am not buying you came into the world with John 3:16 on your lips. More like a lot of crying that you were hungry or need your diaper changed; Not quoting scripture or even knowing how to read the sacred texts or even having a PHD in Biblical Literature.

    As for the anger issue over the hate against religious hypocrites, there are a lot of people of faith who refuse to call themselves born again just because how the name has been misused. They may qualify under John 3:16 but they don’t want to be association with people like Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart, “Rick” Warren or Ted Haggard or anyone from WBC just to name a few.

  • D9W

    sorry got the wrong one… don’t want to be *associated* with people like Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart, “Rick” Warren or Ted Haggard or anyone from WBC just to name a few.

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