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Others have followed in a similarly non-antagonistic path. The Rev. Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, issued a statement last week that acknowledged who Phelps was while expressing mercy for his loved ones, saying, “Through his actions, he brought needless pain and suffering to thousands of families, including to military families, at their time of greatest pain and grieving. While it is hard to find anything good to say about his views or actions, we do give our condolences to his family members at what must be a painful time for them.” Bravo host Andy Cohen tweeted his hope that “Maybe Fred Phelps’ life dedicated to evil & intolerance will teach others to be civil & kind,” even as he added as a warning, “If there is a hell, then he is there.” But it was actor and king of all social media George Takei who had the last best word on the passing of Phelps, stating on Facebook that “Today, Mr. Phelps may have learned that God, in fact, hates no one. Vicious and hate-filled as he was, may his soul find the kind of peace through death that was so plainly elusive during his life.”

Others have followed in a similarly non-antagonistic path. The Rev. Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director of National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, issued a statement last week that acknowledged who Phelps was while expressing mercy for his loved ones, saying, “Through his actions, he brought needless pain and suffering to thousands of families, including to military families, at their time of greatest pain and grieving. While it is hard to find anything good to say about his views or actions, we do give our condolences to his family members at what must be a painful time for them.” Bravo host Andy Cohen tweeted his hope that “Maybe Fred Phelps’ life dedicated to evil & intolerance will teach others to be civil & kind,” even as he added as a warning, “If there is a hell, then he is there.” But it was actor and king of all social media George Takei who had the last best word on the passing of Phelps, stating on Facebook that “Today, Mr. Phelps may have learned that God, in fact, hates no one. Vicious and hate-filled as he was, may his soul find the kind of peace through death that was so plainly elusive during his life.”

Sometimes a little chocolate can help.

Sometimes a little chocolate can help.

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She said she first began to question church activities after a friend’s husband died while serving in the military. Her family picketed the funeral. She stayed behind.

“There was a point when we started praying for people to die,” she said. “I didn’t actually do that but I was around when they did it.”

In addition to disrupting military funerals, Westboro church members also are known for extreme anti-gay and anti-Semitic rhetoric, targeting both groups in their protests. But they shocked the nation when they announced plans to protest the funerals of the children killed in the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting.

“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment,” the church announced in a tweet.

"They think that they are the only ones who are going to heaven and if you don’t go to that church you’re going to hell,” Alvarez said.

She decided to leave the church four years ago, slipping away while her parents attended a protest.

"I was terrified I was never going to see my family again,” she said, still tearful at the memory.

Alvarez still aches to see her parents, but “my aunt emailed me and said that nobody wants to talk to me anymore.”

One church’s guide to living well.

One church’s guide to living well.

The Westboro Baptist Church on Friday released two advertisements that they hope to air on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, which is experiencing an exodus of advertisers after he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” because she spoke in favor of religious institutions providing contraception coverage.

WBC is being consistent, right?…consistently petulant, that is.

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Oh Foo Fighters…you guys! 

On Aug. 30th, 2011 Westboro Baptist Church called for a picket of the Foo Fighters show in Kansas City. We had a little something up our sleeve. God Bless America.

Wish that I could make the lyrics out.

Yet one more funeral that the Westboro Baptist Church has promised to attend, which they rarely do. The list of funerals the Westboro Baptist Church claims it will attend and protest is almost endless. Remember Heath Ledger, Kenny McKinley, Madelyn Payne Dunham (Obama’s grandmother,) Ronnie James Dio, Tony Snow…

In fact, there seem to be very funerals the “God Hates Fags” folks have actually bothered to show up for, despite their heavily-publicized promises.
These apostate hate mongers actually publish their schedule. It didn’t load for me (who could be running DoS attacks on them? who could it be?), it might load for you…good luck.
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These apostate hate mongers actually publish their schedule. It didn’t load for me (who could be running DoS attacks on them? who could it be?), it might load for you…good luck.