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(Chron)   The method behind Fred Phelps' madness   ( divider line
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20634 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Feb 2006 at 12:01 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-02-27 04:32:51 AM  
I think I've figured out the method behind David Duke's madness. It's quite simple, he's black.

Sounds rediculous, doesn't it. Some people are just hateful assholes.
2006-02-27 04:59:01 AM  
I think I've figured out the method behind David Duke's madness. It's quite simple, he's black.

Yes they are, but few people are so specifically hateful...I would have to agree that Mr. Phelps has a least a touch of homosexual lust in his cold, black heart (not that I relish counting him as one of ours, mind you).

Of course, the Fredster will deny all this. He might even call me unpleasant names. Hey, that's his right. We may not see eye to eye on much, but on one thing we agree.

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing.

2006-02-27 05:53:19 AM  
Prompted my first letter to the editor in a long time. Essentially 'no thank, we don't want him batting for our team."
2006-02-27 06:37:21 AM  
Anything bad that can be visited upon Fred Phelps is worth the risk to my personal freedom. He is a bad man.
2006-02-27 06:44:35 AM  
I said it before, I'll say it again:

The chickenhawk that broke in the young Fred Phelps must have forgotten to buy him an ice cream afterwards.
2006-02-27 07:21:05 AM  
Or forgot to give him a reach-around...or didn't want to cuddle...
2006-02-27 09:59:03 AM  
FTA: Granted, that's not the first thing that comes to mind when you talk about the Fredster, who is defined by an apparently pathological hatred of all things homosexual.

Damn, I've been outed!
2006-02-27 10:53:16 AM  
"Method" may be putting it a bit strongly, submitter... closeted gay or not, Phelps is just plain nucking futs, as a read through his Wikipedia bio will indicate. The boy ain't right in the head, and that's putting it mildly.
2006-02-27 11:28:03 AM  
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"I don't see any method at all, sir."
2006-02-27 11:43:34 AM  
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2006-02-27 12:04:36 PM  
Phelps is outright buggering nuts

/Don't try to put this pig in a prom dress
2006-02-27 12:04:38 PM  
I'll repeat what El_Camino_SS posted in another thread:

Fred Phelps does not believe what he is doing. This is a scam.

It's a business. They travel the country, set up wesites telling you exactly when they'll be there, and using the most inflammatory statements all over the place, just to get someone to violate their rights for profit. Then they sue the military, the police force that was to protect them, and everyone that is around them for money. This is a sham, and it is a trap to get people sued. Every member of his family is an attorney. Phelps does not break the law. What he does is try to make you break the law by trying to punch your sensibilities about everything you hold dear, and then sue you and everyone municipality around him to the max.

This is a scam.

Whether he believes his posters or not is irrelevent.
He's using this as a moneymaking scheme.
Lay one finger on him, do one thing that violates him, and he will sue you, and more importantly, the city, the police department, the US Military, and any private property owner he happens to be standing on to make money off of it.

Let's look at the ways he's trying to get you up in a tizzy to violate his civil rights for profit:
-He says G-d Hates fags, G-d hates the US Govt, that G-d hates the US Military, G-d Hates you, and G-d justifies the killing of others.
Phelps knows that saying 'G-d' and 'Hate' in the same sentence gets people worked up. He knows that. He knows that people have a knee jerk reaction to that.
-He says that the US Govt and the United States are evil.
This is another hot button with people who love their country. It is intentional. It is designed to make you take a swing at him. He wants 50k USD from you. He wants a powerball winner to swing at him so he gets 100 million dollars. It's that simple.
-He goes after homosexuals, he goes after people who are making sacrifices. Phelps intentionally targets people that are being victimized, or good people doing their jobs to create more outrage. He kicks people when they're down. He does that so someone will come up and defend them. Then he will sue you.
-His boards are laminated on hardwood, because he pulls them out of trucks at least five times a week. He also puts them in bright colors for attention, and makes absolutely sure that you can read them at all time. He's phishing you. Everyone must know that.

The most telling tale about all of Phelp's behavior is the schedule he keeps, and the company he keeps as well. The parties sometimes split up and go to two seperate state funerals to maximize the profitability of them. There are, at maximum, twelve members to the party. They never stay more than thirty minutes (I assume they realize that someone will do something to them the MOMENT they come out of the vans, and really, after that, they get their camera shots to cause the outrage for the next stop, and then they move on) to maximize their profits, because time is money, and really, they're not interested in the message, because they're just interested in the lawsuit.

See? They don't believe this stuff. If they did, they wouldn't have come to Coretta Scott King's funeral. Because in their doctrine, they don't believe that G-d hates black people who tried to promote Christianity. So why were they there? They were there to make a buck when someone slipped up. They were there to petition the police department for a right to protest, and if they didn't get it, take them to court over it.

Basically, Phelps is playing the Ken Lay, Karl Rove, "Smartest Man in the Room" game where he is willing to do anything (if it be lying or stealing, or telling you God hates you) to make himself rich and powerful. This is his scheme, and admittedly, it's clever, but just downright evil to promote so much hatred in the world.

Tell all your friends about this.
This man is a con artist, and he's not a man of religion whatsoever.

After all, he makes everyone around him a lawyer.
That should tell you right now he is not anything
2006-02-27 12:06:16 PM  
I went out on a date with him, in 2001. We had dinner at Red Robin, saw Legally Blonde, then went back to Red Robin for a mountain high mud pie. He was very nice. I kissed him on the cheek, when I dropped him off.

/got nothing.
2006-02-27 12:06:55 PM  
People writing articles about him proves that his attention getting method works.
2006-02-27 12:07:31 PM  
foo monkey

Well played :)
2006-02-27 12:07:50 PM  
Allow me to share with you an epiphany. I think Fred Phelps is gay.

Have fun getting sued.
2006-02-27 12:08:39 PM  
Ah, I love Phred Phelps.

The reasons why is because he's so bloody nuts that nobody outside his "ministry" actually takes him seriously. Thus, his purpose in life is much like the purpose of Saddam Hussein's trial: Comic relief for a troubled time.

I can almost hear the Benny Hill music playing whenever I read a story about Phelpsie.
2006-02-27 12:08:39 PM  
It doesn't bother me so much that Phelps is bat-poop insane, it's that his whole extended family is, as well. Not to mention the nutballs who are sympathetic to him on some level or another. He's like Scientology - you're amazed anyone believes in or supports it, but there the dumb bastards are.
2006-02-27 12:08:41 PM  

you have a link to some info on that

((may offically recant my "Fred Phelps is a nut" belief))
2006-02-27 12:09:34 PM  
I've always thought anti-gay people were secretly gay. How else to explain why they care?
2006-02-27 12:09:47 PM  
The poor fellow is gayer than a Bette Midler AIDS benefit. In San Francisco.

2006-02-27 12:10:03 PM  
The Fred Phelps Traveling Salvation Show recently paid a visit to my fair city and all I can say is that man is a grade 'A' asshat.

That is all.
2006-02-27 12:10:40 PM  
I've just been having sex with Fred Phelps. Man, that guy is GAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY.
2006-02-27 12:10:49 PM  
Rev. Fred Phelps enjoys buttsecks.

Oh noes, I committed libel!!!1111 I'm gonna get sued!@!!
2006-02-27 12:12:37 PM  
I was going to go digging for that post myself, LandOfChocolate.

El_Camino_SS should publish that somewhere so idiots from Fark can link to that for the real deal. Maybe someone at CNN will notice it to and realize they've been making an ass of themselves by issuing the reports on the protests that they have been. Caminno's is the correct summary of Phelp's motives and methods. The article linked here is crap.
2006-02-27 12:13:17 PM  

wow, you make phelps sound like he's the ACLU, in business to sue.
2006-02-27 12:13:26 PM  
Gays are vomit-eating dogs

Phelps is batcrap crazy but that is an excellent insult!

When I lived in KS there was thought that the crazies would show up at a local funeral and I guy I know was getting all worked up and pissed off just thinking about it.
2006-02-27 12:13:33 PM  
It would be funny if God sued Fred for libel and slander.
2006-02-27 12:14:54 PM  
Anything bad that can be visited upon Fred Phelps is worth the risk to my personal freedom.

No it's not.

Fred Phelps will come and go. I, for one, am not willing to give up First Amendment rights because of this pukestain.
2006-02-27 12:14:57 PM  
I've known great dogs that eat vomit.
2006-02-27 12:15:12 PM  
This two-legged piece of crap protested at the funeral for Bill Clinton's mother here in Hot Springs several years ago...

Had signs saying, "Hey, Bill, your mother is burning in hell" presumably because of Clinton's support of gays in the military.

I was covering the funeral for the paper and I spoke with several of Clinton's mother's friends, etc. but ignored Phelps and his little crew who were sequestered in a parking lot a few blocks away...

They called the paper trying to get coverage but we never wrote a word about them and most of the funeral goers just walked past and acted like they weren't even there. That's the best way to handle idiots like that. Just ignore them....

And I had the pleasure of telling one of his followers, when he called to get coverage, to go fark himself... Made my day...
2006-02-27 12:15:20 PM  
Colin Farrell's opinion of the good Reverend:
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2006-02-27 12:16:20 PM  
2006-02-27 12:16:47 PM  
Shostie: Allow me to share with you an epiphany. I think Fred Phelps is gay.

Have fun getting sued.

You see the words "I think" up there?

You see that this is an editorial piece?

He's covered, should not be a problem.

Let the maniac try to sue. He'll find out soon enough that freedom of speech goes both ways.

/God/s/ess/* bless the patriot guard riders.
2006-02-27 12:17:23 PM  

*sound of intake of breath*


Gayer than a scotish house redecorator on HGTV.
2006-02-27 12:17:55 PM  
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Sometimes self-hatred can lead to abhorrent behaviors.
2006-02-27 12:18:27 PM  
You should visit Fred's website and download a few sermons. Pretty amazing stuff. He feels the Pope is gay, only with Bill Clinton. Certainly explains a lot.

El Camino has a point about the genuity of Fred's homophobia. However, no matter how crafty, sneaky, or entrepeneurial the man is, he is DEFINITELY mentally ill. Absolutely, batshiat insane, I would guess he is a psychopath.
2006-02-27 12:19:10 PM  
Shostie: Allow me to share with you an epiphany. I think Fred Phelps is gay.

Have fun getting sued.

Can you imagine the amount of fun the newspaper's lawyers will have with disclosure? Dear God, I hope he sues just so we can see some of the crap!
2006-02-27 12:20:18 PM  
Since all he wants is attention, the most effective thing to do is ignore him. He'll kick the bucket someday anyways.
2006-02-27 12:20:28 PM  
Dead men don't sue.

/just sayin'
2006-02-27 12:20:31 PM  
Mebbe he's gay, and mebbe it's all a scam, and maybe he had that one gay experience he just can't live down in his own mind. Dunno 'bout all that, but whatever his other motives, there's a huge sociopathic enjoyment of other folks' pain and misery hiding back in there somewhere. If I were an editor, or whatever the equivalent is in TV/radio, etc., I'd order everyone on the beat to ignore him. A nice big news conspiracy to refuse to write anything about this guy would be a good thing, I think.
2006-02-27 12:20:39 PM  
Old, self-obvious theory. Personally, I'd be inclined to believe he's serious and not gay. In any group you'll find bizarre outliers that pervert the central teachings and go insane. Phelps is just that for modern Christianity.
2006-02-27 12:20:52 PM  
He's gayer than a "Gaelic(k) Fruit COCKtail"
2006-02-27 12:21:29 PM  
That phishing for lawsuits explanation makes sense...i've always thought there was an "other agenda" ring to what he said.

Kind of like when someone poses as a member of another group, saying extremely ridiculous things, to bring disparagement on the group they dislike. It sounds like he's trying too hard to say things that are patently disagreeable to everyone.
2006-02-27 12:22:08 PM  
I don't think he is gay. I do wish he'd stop sucking my cock though.

Seriously this guy must have some cloak of invincibilty.I'm really not an internet tough guy but,if this guy showed up at a funeral of any family or friend of mine he'd get his. Lawsuits and jail time be damned.
2006-02-27 12:24:20 PM  
Have fun getting sued.

No lawyer would take that to court. A suit like that would be summarily dismissed. The judge would laugh the lawyer out of the courtroom and have him sanctioned. You can state your opinions about anyone, no matter how off the opinion is.

Hell, I'd bet you can even say utterly outrageous lies about him; just make sure the purpose is satire or parody. He is, after all, a public figure.
2006-02-27 12:24:45 PM  
I always look for the angle with everyone but damn, that's an elaborate scam if he's just playin'. Occam's Razor says that he's just a closet homo.
2006-02-27 12:25:42 PM  
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2006-02-27 12:26:10 PM  
foo monkey: I went out on a date with him, in 2001. We had dinner at Red Robin, saw Legally Blonde, then went back to Red Robin for a mountain high mud pie. He was very nice. I kissed him on the cheek, when I dropped him off.

I think this cliche is awesome.

/it helps that I love Red Robin
//bottomless fries!
///god I'm fat
2006-02-27 12:26:15 PM  
The question is, has he gotten any lawsuit money from being punched/denied permits, etc.? If it hasn't shown any profit yet, I doubt he'd be continuing it for that reason alone.
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