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(Telegraph)   Old and busted: Once upon a time, Fred Phelps did important civil rights work. New asininess: He was evil back then too. He saw civil-rights litigation as a meal ticket and called his clients "dumb n_____s"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 9
    More: Asinine, Fred Phelps, Baptist church, Westboro Baptist Church, Westboro, technical university, Christian churches, Eagle Scout, human rights group  
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2013-03-18 09:52:45 AM  
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Dear Fark Mods,


Fred Phelps is the most vile life form on Earth, and his passing will be noted with a chorus of happiness upon news of his demise.

When Fred Phelps dies, and he will and will soon, I would suggest not trying to stop the apocalyptic tsunami of Schadenfreude that will come splashing across the Fark comment section. Your pleas to "respect the dead and his family" will not be heard, and you won't be able to stop even one per cent of the comments you may deem offensive. You will go mad trying to moderate them all.

Just......step away from the keyboard and allow the visceral surge of righteous joy to happen. The Human Race deserves to have this one day of happiness. Thwart that joy at your own peril.

PS: And please don't attempt to pull some "Server Is Down" sh*t either that will just coincidentally happen on that day. We're way ahead of you on that trick, and we'll only be saving up our comments while we wait for the server to come back online.
2013-03-18 09:07:57 AM  
2 votes:
Fun fact: most of the Phelps "clan" are lawyers or disbarred lawyers .

They make their money from litigation.
2013-03-18 08:19:51 PM  
1 votes:

bgilmore5: All he was really known for in Western Kansas was his anti-gay protest.


This is true. I grew up in a very, very small town in Western Kansas. Every year for the Kansas Kids State wrestling tournament we'd go to the Expocentre and every year Phelps and Friends would be there with their colorful AW signs. I was always creeped out by the little kids out "protesting". At the time, I thought they were certain we were all homosexuals. Didn't stop me from winning state championships, though. But looking back, this was in the early 90's, the Expocentre during the state tournament was probably a big venue for him then, I don't know. I suppose it could be both.
2013-03-18 03:26:24 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Dear Fark Mods,


Fred Phelps is the most vile life form on Earth, and his passing will be noted with a chorus of happiness upon news of his demise.

When Fred Phelps dies, and he will and will soon, I would suggest not trying to stop the apocalyptic tsunami of Schadenfreude that will come splashing across the Fark comment section. Your pleas to "respect the dead and his family" will not be heard, and you won't be able to stop even one per cent of the comments you may deem offensive. You will go mad trying to moderate them all.

Just......step away from the keyboard and allow the visceral surge of righteous joy to happen. The Human Race deserves to have this one day of happiness. Thwart that joy at your own peril.

PS: And please don't attempt to pull some "Server Is Down" sh*t either that will just coincidentally happen on that day. We're way ahead of you on that trick, and we'll only be saving up our comments while we wait for the server to come back online.


And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the face of secular liberal tolerance.
2013-03-18 01:34:02 PM  
1 votes:
even the KKK has denounced them.

You know you're a hate group when even the KKK denounces you.
2013-03-18 11:35:42 AM  
1 votes:
vestona22: Thanks for spitting out such blatant trolling wankery.  It's always good to see the shiatbirds get straight to ignore button levels on first contact.
2013-03-18 09:43:33 AM  
1 votes:
There's a greater than zero chance that Fred Phelps is an avant garde performance artist and possibly the greatest troll who has ever lived.  99.9% chance he's just an asshole, but you can never know for sure.
2013-03-18 09:18:27 AM  
1 votes:

Raharu: Fun fact: most of the Phelps "clan" are lawyers or disbarred lawyers .

They make their money from litigation.


Searching on a mobile device is frustrating; is there an article somewhere about how they all get disbarred?
2013-03-18 09:07:33 AM  
1 votes:

cman: 1. Why is this in the politics tab? This should be Main Page
2. Its not that I dont believe the son, I just dont understand why he would fight for civil rights in a time when doing so could end up costing your career while to boot not believing in what you are doing.


He's a crabby contrarian... it actually makes perfect sense.
 
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