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Fred Phelps
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Religious Figure
    (November 13, 1929-March 20, 2014)
    The man behind and
    Pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas
    He named his son Fred Waldron Phelps Jr.
    He preached that God hates homosexuals and that they will burn in Hell.
    He freely used words that were no longer socially acceptable - such as fags, dykes, whores and whoremongers.
    He called anyone who is tolerant or supportive of gays 'fag enablers.'
    He and his congregation picket funerals, weddings, people's homes and businesses, and other churches.
    He picketed in all fifty states, Canada and Iraq.
    After September 11, he began saying 'Thank God for September 11!' and carrying signs showing the WTC burning with the words 'Rod of God' under them.
    He picketed the FDNY and the NYPD after 9-11 with signs reading 'FDNY SIN' with stick figures engaged in anal sex.
    He shortly thereafter registered where he preached that America is doomed because of 'fagdom' and that the American flag is 'stained with fag rectal blood.'
    Even right wing conservatives are not immune to him.
    He protested Bob Dole for being an adulterer, and George W. Bush, calling him a 'fag pimp.'
    He protested the funeral of Bill Clinton's mother.
    He protested the funeral of Mathew Shepard, a young gay man who was beaten to death. His followers carried signs that read 'No Tears for Queers' and 'Matt in Hell.'
    On his godhatesfags website, he has a tribute to Mathew Shepard which keeps a running count of how many days Shepard has been in Hell.
    He was disbarred in 1979 for a 'lack of ethics.'
    He said that 'in America, the Bible has been smeared with fag semen and dyke feces, making it unreadable.'
    He said that 'Whenever a person gets AIDS it is God's will. Even babies.'
    He labeled any church that allows homosexuals to be members a 'fag church.'
    Family members that no longer associate with him claim he beat his wife and children.
    He proclaimed that the seven astronauts killed on board Columbia 'split Hell wide open.'
    He announced by nationwide press releases that Mr. Rogers went to Hell.
    He was abusive, reportedly chopping off his wife's hair because she was not submissive.
    He ranked sixth in his graduating class.
    He was his class orator at his graduation commencement.
    He graduated high school at sixteen.
    He represented ten young black men pro bono (for free) after they were charged in civil rights demonstrations in the 60's. He got all of them acquitted by an all white jury.
    He protested and picketed the KKK, saying 'God didn't say don't be black.'
    In the 80's he received awards from the Kansas NAACP.
    Courts have consistently ruled that his faxes, pickets and protests are legal thus protecting everyone's right to protest.
    He preached what the Bible actually says and not just what makes people feel good.
    His mother died when he was five.
    He was a Golden Gloves boxer in high school and fought twice at a state meet. He won both fights.
    Unlike other preachers, he did not ask for money or even pass a plate in the church stating 'Salvation is free and to suggest otherwise is a sin.'

Credit: Peter B. Kennedy

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