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Should we celebrate Fred Phelps' death?

CNN (blog) - 20 Mar 2014
“The words and actions of Fred Phelps have hurt countless people. As a Christian, I'm angry about that, and I'm angry about how he tarnished the reputation of the faith I love so much,” Justin Lee, executive director of The Gay Christian Network, said ...
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Ex-Westboro Baptist member speaks on acceptance, kindness

Williamsport Sun-Gazette - 30 Mar 2018
bers of the LGBTQ community, Jews, the military and countless others,” said Jeff LeCrone, director of spiritual life and community service at Lycoming College. He said she participated as a child and teenager in picketing almost daily and started to ...
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Mike Pompeo Goes With The Westboro Baptist Church Defense

Right Wing Watch - 12 Apr 2018
Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church were almost universally hated, and condemning them takes about as much political courage as condemning Jeffrey Dahmer. Yet the Westboro Baptist Church defense has become a common go-to line for conservatives who ...
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Pompeo's Absurd Defense of Association with Islamophobic Extremists

Patheos (blog) - 17 Apr 2018
“Senator, if I might,” he said, “I have called out—we had a terrible fellow in Kansas named Fred Phelps, and I called him out.” Phelps, who died in 2014, was the leader of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, a small ministry in Topeka that gained ...
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Shepard Social Justice Symposium live-streaming keynotes, panels

Los Angeles Blade - 10 Apr 2018
This year's symposium will be held from April 11-14 and will live stream numerous keynote speakers such as Judy Shepard and Megan Phelps-Roper, granddaughter of anti-gay Fred Phelps, whose Westboro Baptist Church loudly picketed Matthew Shepard's ...
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Area's best weekly bowling scores for April 8, 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
Men - Anthony Johnston 705-795-810, Doug Ackerman 786, Bill Henderson 775-717-709, Mikey Pearson 762, Justin Stanley 760, Brent Tishuk 749, Walt Wormann 739-713, Harry Rieger 738, Tim Belese 735, Bill Morris 731, Bob Collins Sr. 725, Pete Appleby 722 ...
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Public Nominations NOW OPEN for the Faces of Mental Illness Campaign

Canada NewsWire (press release) - 17 Apr 2018
We want to continue the momentum towards a stigma free society, and so we encourage all who wish to share their stories of recovery to apply," said CAMIMH Campaign Chair Fred Phelps. The Faces campaign is a key component of Mental Illness Awareness ...
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Millennials Are Abandoning Faith. They Shouldn't.

Millennial Politics (press release) (blog) - 19 Apr 2018
Millennials grew up facing a public Christianity defined by bigots like Falwell, Pat Robertson and Fred Phelps. That Christianity was anti-intellectual, hateful and explicitly aligned with Republicans. It ostracized LGBT Americans, Muslims, women and ...
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'A Powerful Show about Real People'

Virginia Connection Newspapers - 19 Apr 2018
Fred Phelps, he portrays an extremely homophobic pastor from the Westboro Baptist Church. “He protests at Matthew's funeral and screams hateful, anti-gay rhetoric at the mourners,” said Wood. “It's challenging and draining because I do this for five ...
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Being a Homosexual Doesn't Mean CNN's Anderson Cooper is an Idiot

News Radio 1310 KLIX - 09 Apr 2018
The late Fred Phelps missed the message. I've got issues with Anderson Cooper. Like many in mainstream media his liberal bias can filter into his job. Last month while working for CBS' 60 Minutes he also let ratings take precedence over journalism ...
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On Getting Churches Totally Wrong

Patheos (blog) - 16 Apr 2018
There is a widespread impression that the US mass media are deeply anti-Christian, and that this hostility echoes through film and television. I am not arguing with that basic idea, but the situation is actually worse than that. Generally speaking, the ...
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Why Won't Cannes Let Female Filmmakers Compete For the Palme D'Or?

Forward - 12 Apr 2018
Kohn believes that with some human connection, if we simply reach over that divide and see others' “humanity”, people are open to changing their behavior: “The granddaughter of Fred Phelps, the 'God hates fags guy' — because some Jews were nice to her ...
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London author among recipients for Champions of Mental Health Awards - 05 Apr 2018
“We had so many incredible nominations this year; inspirational stories from all across the country,” said CAMIMH Campaign chair, Fred Phelps. “It was a challenging process, and we are thrilled to announce these Champions, all of whom are change-makers ...
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CNN's Sally Kohn: 'Be Kind To The Trump Trolls'

Forward - 11 Apr 2018
Kohn believes that with some human connection, if we simply reach over that divide and see others' “humanity”, people are open to changing their behavior: “The granddaughter of Fred Phelps, the 'God hates fags guy' — because some Jews were nice to her ...
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I would have tried gay conversion therapy

The Sydney Morning Herald - 15 Apr 2018
On Saturday Victoria's Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy, reportedly received suggestions from a Liberal Party branch to give parents increased access to gay conversion therapy. The motion also proposed changes to the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act ...

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