Fred Phelps of hate group Westboro Baptist Church: "On the edge of death"

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    According to his son, Fred Phelps is dying.

    Do we forgive him, forget he ever existed, or say good riddance?

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  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I hope he finds through death the wisdom and compassion that he couldn't find through life.
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I am both impressed with, and respect, your compassionate and humane sentiments.

    If I am to be totally honest, I wish him a slow, lingering, painful death as retribution for the pain that he has caused others.
     
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    I am going to be honest.

    I hope his death is slow, lingering, painful and did I mention slow and painful? If there is a hell, it'll be great to know he is burning in it.

    I hope someone pickets his funeral, or worse.

    Good riddance.
     
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    I hope no one shows up at all. :)
     
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    It's times like this I wish a god did exist, just to punish and torment people like this evil man.
     
  7. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    I hope someone bombs it and kills that entire " church ".

    I knew a guy they picketed fairly well. I hope they all rot and die. If they ever did that to a family member, I can assure you that would be the last thing those people ever do.
     
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    I'm very, very happy for him. Soon he will join his "god" in "heaven", which is pretty much the best thing that can happen if you go by what those people say, so - yep, good for him.
     
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    Wouldn't it be ironic if people were to protest his funeral, saying that it happened because "God loves gays/lesbians"?

    Or am I just being cynical?

    ;)

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    I would laugh in his son's face.
     
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    FYI, this particular son is estranged from Fred, excommunicated from the church, and an LGBT rights activist. So laughing in his face might seem a bit pointless.
     
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    I wonder if Fred was ex-communicated for some sort of tax or legal reasons in preparation for his death.

    Eventually I hope that this church fizzles out although there will always be "excuses" for hate. That said I don't think his death will affect the church one way or another.

    I'll take his death as a sign that God loves the gays.
     
  14. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    Could be, Church's in America are huge for profit tax free havens.

    Honestly, I hope someone either bombs their " compound " or the funeral. And kills all of those useless human beings, they deserve to be killed.
     
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    and lots of lawyers in that family.
     
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Then he of all people would understand. ;)
     
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    Rejoicing in anybody's death has always seemed utterly gratuitous to me.
     
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    I can understand and appreciate your visceral response, but history has shown that violence and retribution are always contra-indicated. What did Timothy McVeigh accomplish? Or James Earl Ray? Fanya Kaplin? Marcus Brutus?

    No, I think we need to just let Westboro quietly fade into anononymity, in a few years, they will not even merit 50 bytes on Wikipedia.
     
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    I hope no Christian cemetery will have him.

    How's that? ;)
     
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    Generally agree...but perhaps there are exceptions.
     
  21. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    That sounds like a great idea.
     
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    Well but I suppose the truly Christian thing to do would be to permit his burial in a Christian cemetery. The problem for the cemetery's management could be that people who hated how he behaved might act out and be as hateful as he was, for instance by desescrating the gravesite or holding noisy protests, thereby disturbing other visitors to the cemetery.
     
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    Hopefully, his family will have the good sense to bury him in an unmarked grave. Wrapped in linen, lying on his side, facing east would be best.
     
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    I think the best he deserves in death is apathy.
     
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