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2014-03-20 01:26:42 PM  
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2014-03-20 01:26:46 PM  
I have mixed feelings.


On one hand, celebrating his death would put me on the same level as Fred & his cult.

On the other hand, it IS Fred Phelps, so......................
 
2014-03-20 01:26:47 PM  

BafflerMeal:


I'm strangely aroused by this image.
Also, I'm going to hold off being excited until the whole WBC dies.
 
2014-03-20 01:26:52 PM  

Ed Grubermann: SphericalTime: First, good.

Second, condolences to his family.

You do know who his family is, don't you?


Yes. That doesn't mean they can't be hurt by his passing. And some of them left the church and became advocates for gay rights, and for those ones, I hope they find peace.

/gay, but not a monster.
 
2014-03-20 01:26:55 PM  

Ed Grubermann: drew46n2: scottydoesntknow: drew46n2: had to fix this. What a disgusting display of humanity in here.
[img.fark.net image 540x540]

Fred was a disgusting display of humanity. He deserves scorn and nothing more.


Do we punish the families of other cult leaders? Do we torment them? Or should we recognize instead that they too are victims?

I guess there is no one out there too evil and hateful that someone won't white knight for them.



I've not defended him, merely called-out the droves of blithering hypocrites doing the same thing now that they're supposedly mad at Phelps for doing.
 
2014-03-20 01:26:58 PM  
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2014-03-20 01:27:05 PM  

Grungehamster: I hope some idiots don't stage some sort of troll protest of his funeral.

Every funeral deserves to be a somber occasion for the loved ones of the departed to reflect and say goodbye to that person in their own way. Just because this family doesn't understand this doesn't mean inflicting such suffering on them will make them suddenly realize how sick it is. We're better than that.


I have been thinking something similar for the last few days. As tempting as it is for many of the people who understandably despise him and everything he stood for, to imitate the WBC tactics would show that their mission to debase our civil society by spreading hatred has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

On the flip side, open displays of compassion toward Phelps or the WBC risk being seen as supportive of their views, even if they are only intended to show the family the type of compassion that they so regularly and purposefully denied to others.

So I think that the best course of action is to just ignore the situation altogether. After all, the WBC craves attention over everything else.
 
2014-03-20 01:27:13 PM  
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2014-03-20 01:27:20 PM  

jbc: [pbs.twimg.com image 599x395]

KU fans will miss him dearly. The rest of us, not so much.


Oh, the hypocrisy of that photo. As a student, I attended many events at KU that his church protested. Apparently we're all "Gay Hawks" because we welcome LBGT students (or something like that. The reasons they picketed KU were never really spelled out that well.)

But hey, you can't just throw away a swanky track suit like that just because it has the logo of something you hate on it.
 
2014-03-20 01:27:20 PM  
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2014-03-20 01:27:21 PM  

Weaver95: We need to make sure to seal his grave with iron and salt. Hatred like that might linger.


Burn his bones, joker.  Burn his bones.
 
2014-03-20 01:27:26 PM  
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RIP, you magnificent champion.
 
2014-03-20 01:27:28 PM  
ComicCon did it best


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2014-03-20 01:27:47 PM  

Marshal805: I have mixed feelings.


On one hand, celebrating his death would put me on the same level as Fred & his cult.

On the other hand, it IS Fred Phelps, so......................


No, it doesn't.  Don't fall for that.
 
2014-03-20 01:28:06 PM  
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2014-03-20 01:29:01 PM  
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The world is now a better place.
 
2014-03-20 01:29:07 PM  
Posting pics in a thread != picketing a funeral of someone completely unrelated to your hatred.
 
2014-03-20 01:29:13 PM  

Rhino_man: arbitterm: Well sorry but I'm not sorry. I was happy when bin Laden died and I'm happy that Phelps is dead.

Now that you mention it, I was happy that day too... and I remember all the Fark Independents (TM) here saying how horrible it was to be happy that someone is dead.

Someone who they cheerleaded the manhunt for, for seven years... until the blah guy took over.


See, my one problem with the Osama celebrations were people acting like it was the aftermath of a football game their team won.

I get the mass gatherings, the vigils, and all that... but the news was highlighting idiots who seemed to just need a reason to get drunk and act like assholes and didn't seem to really care we had just dealt with the guy who pretty much destroyed America.

But, old Fred here... well, turnabout is fair play. He made his name protesting funerals, so his should be the biggest gay orgy ever.
 
2014-03-20 01:29:13 PM  

BafflerMeal: Weaver95: We need to make sure to seal his grave with iron and salt. Hatred like that might linger.

Burn his bones, joker.  Burn his bones.


Yup.
 
2014-03-20 01:29:30 PM  
I urge everyone to take a moment during this solemn occasion to make a donation in memory of Fred's work to Lambda Legal:  http://www.lambdalegal.org/ways-to-give/in-honor

If you're feeling extra generous, feel free to increase his corpse-spin with a donation in his name to Planned Parenthood:   http://www.plannedparenthood.org/


/We now return to the 1000 post series "Celebratory Schadenfreude and the Modern GIF"
 
2014-03-20 01:29:38 PM  

doonesbury.slate.com


RIP phred

 
2014-03-20 01:29:54 PM  
"All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction."  - Clarence Darrow
 
2014-03-20 01:30:43 PM  
If the family demands public security at his funeral I hope the state is good enough to give it to them (and by give it to them I mean laugh in their faces and say GTFO)
 
2014-03-20 01:31:05 PM  
I hope his dog dies too:
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2014-03-20 01:31:07 PM  
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2014-03-20 01:31:14 PM  

Weaver95: We need to make sure to seal his grave with iron and salt. Hatred like that might linger.


We need to make sure his phylactery is destroyed.
 
2014-03-20 01:31:19 PM  
What I want to know is:

Is the Rainbow House across the road sending them a condolences basket of fruit?

FRUITS FOR EVERYONE!
 
2014-03-20 01:31:23 PM  
Meanwhile, Fred probably got a really big shock as St. Peter explained that HE'D be the one burning in Hell for all of eternity.
 
2014-03-20 01:31:29 PM  
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2014-03-20 01:31:39 PM  

zulius: We're NOT GONNA PROTEST!


Gutter is a tool!
 
2014-03-20 01:31:42 PM  

strangeluck: JesusJuice: I find it extremely depressing that he died of natural causes. In a just world, some unhinged psycho would have murdered him and his whole filthy brood.

In a just world, people like him wouldn't exist. But it's good he died on his own, because if he had been murdered he would more than likely been seen as a martyr.

Even though the church leaders kicked him out, he still had the potential to be revered as a holy person by his twisted cult, if someone actually took him out.


That's why I said "and his whole filthy brood". Cut them down root, branch, and thistle.
 
2014-03-20 01:31:43 PM  

Felgraf: I'm gonna try to take Takei's stance on this, which was:

"I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave, nor stand vigil at his funeral holding 'God Hates Freds' signs, tempting as it may be.
He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end."


That was very well said.
 
2014-03-20 01:31:50 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: May his grave be forever drenched in urine.


and i'm sure there'll be some sort of competition to be the first gay couple to fark on his grave and marker.
 
2014-03-20 01:32:00 PM  

drew46n2: Ed Grubermann: drew46n2: scottydoesntknow: drew46n2: had to fix this. What a disgusting display of humanity in here.
[img.fark.net image 540x540]

Fred was a disgusting display of humanity. He deserves scorn and nothing more.


Do we punish the families of other cult leaders? Do we torment them? Or should we recognize instead that they too are victims?

I guess there is no one out there too evil and hateful that someone won't white knight for them.


I've not defended him, merely called-out the droves of blithering hypocrites doing the same thing now that they're supposedly mad at Phelps for doing.


Umm congratulations? You are now better than everyone else. Which coincidentally, is exactly how Phelps felt about himself.

I don't feel it's hypocritical to be relieved that a man who did nothing but spewed hatred everywhere is unable to spew hatred now.
 
2014-03-20 01:32:12 PM  
I'm just having a hard time caring. The behavior of WBC is outrageous, but just like shock jocks, they went to the well too often, and simply aren't *interesting* any longer.

I feel that my lack of concern when it comes to the whole group underlines the futility of their actions more than any rage I could muster
 
2014-03-20 01:32:29 PM  

Weaver95: BafflerMeal: Weaver95: We need to make sure to seal his grave with iron and salt. Hatred like that might linger.

Burn his bones, joker.  Burn his bones.

Yup.


Or try this method.
 
2014-03-20 01:32:37 PM  
Odd title no?

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2014-03-20 01:32:59 PM  
Sadly there won't be much of a change. His twisted, hateful work will be carried out by his family and they will still make the news.
 
2014-03-20 01:33:02 PM  
bookmark.
 
2014-03-20 01:33:14 PM  
Think of your fellow man
lend him a helping hand
put a little love in your heart.
You see it's getting late
oh please don't hesitate
put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
and the world will be a better place
for you and me
you just wait and see

Another day goes by
and still the children cry
put a little love in your heart.
If you want the world to know
we won't let hatred grow
put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
and the world will be a better place
for you and me
you just wait and see

Take a good look around and
if you're lookin' down
put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide
kindness will be your guide
put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
and the world will be a better place
for you and me
you just wait and see
 
2014-03-20 01:33:15 PM  
It's not as fast as changing minds, but attrition works.
It's a nice day in northeast Kansas, the first day of Spring.  Metaphoric/Poetic as hell.  Thanks for nuthin' Phred.
 
2014-03-20 01:33:18 PM  

Hung Like A Tic-Tac: [i100.photobucket.com image 306x310]


If I could move my arms that fast I'd never leave the house.
 
2014-03-20 01:33:30 PM  
I never celebrate the death of anyone, no matter how hateful, how evil, how much of human shiatty stain that person is/was. I may feel relieved knowing that a bad person is no longer around us to do more damage, but NOT HAPPY or joyful. That would put me at their level and I'd become what I hate of them.

I did not celebrate the death of Bin Laden
I am not celebrating the death of Phelps
I will not celebrate the death of Cheney

/I'm not saying they're at the same. just evil in their own way.
 
2014-03-20 01:33:33 PM  
This means nothing. The church will still live on.

Let's celebrate once the church falls.
 
2014-03-20 01:33:44 PM  

bluorangefyre: Meanwhile, Fred probably got a really big shock as St. Peter explained that HE'D be the one burning in Hell for all of eternity.


If any of that stuff is real, he failed at Christianity and failed HARD.  He might have been better at Judiasm, where that old Jewish law is actually a thing, but if you pick up a red letter bible you won't see Jesus speaking of homosexuality at all.  Funny, because if the myth is to be believed, God sent his only son to save mankind, yet he failed to instruct him to harp on the whole no homo thing that offends him so.

/also if God hates gays, why does he keep making them?
//and why does he not smite them?
 
2014-03-20 01:33:47 PM  
He was and shall remain to be the most successful troll in the history of trolling.

But seriously folks,

i1.livememe.com
 
2014-03-20 01:34:19 PM  

mbillips: Shirley Phelps Roeper is a nurse, for instance, and she's the one currently running the freak show.


No, apparently she got ousted by a 'council of (all male) elders', according to the press.
 
2014-03-20 01:34:31 PM  

SilentStrider: Weaver95: We need to make sure to seal his grave with iron and salt. Hatred like that might linger.

We need to make sure his phylactery is destroyed.


And any other horcruxes he might have lying about
 
2014-03-20 01:34:37 PM  
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2014-03-20 01:34:42 PM  
Damn, hate lives well. Google the address of the church and do a little looking around. Nice, new, well maintained houses. Large swimming pool. Basketball court.

/Okay, lawyering pays well.
 
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