LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12338 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 1151 times:
Better would be for nobody but his immediate family and a few others at the wake or funeral. No protesters, no media coverage, just ignore him. To me, Phelps and his family are mentally ill persons and their beliefs are totally counterdictory to the real teachings of Jesus Christ.
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 5): Better would be for nobody but his immediate family and a few others at the wake or funeral. No protesters, no media coverage, just ignore him. To me, Phelps and his family are mentally ill persons and their beliefs are totally counterdictory to the real teachings of Jesus Christ.
The message doesn't work if nobody listens...
Don't even dignify him with the response... he's not worth the effort
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (5 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 904 times:
Fred Phelps is obnoxious and runs his mouth like a mad man suffering from rabies, but he is not a threat to anyone living, nor does he have any political influence to be a threat.
His picketing is so random and over the top, that people look at him as a demented curiosity and nothing more - quite unlike the Jerry Falwells and Pat Robertsons and other assorted Christo-fascist Ayatollahs who interjected their brand of fundamentalism into public policy by taking control of the GOP.
I've walked by Phelps and his gang picketing at gay pride parades and have no fear of him or his insane groupies. Their abuse falls on deaf ears.
I did, however, fear the political clout of the now freshly rotting Rev. Falwell, may he fertilize the soil for all of eternity.
However, I remain curious if this newly found venom by "mainstream" America (especially mainstream conservative America) towards the mad Rev. Phelps would have manifested itself had he restricted his obnoxious picketing at only the funerals of gay men and women as he did until just a few years ago. I suspect not. And that, my dear friends, is the saddest commentary on our society today.