But it is his group's picketing of the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq — to tell the world, as Phelps argues, that their deaths are God's punishment for America's "fenabling" ways — that has inspired almost universal revulsion and contempt. If God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for going after fornication and homosexuality then why wouldn't God destroy America for the same thing? Hence they live filthy lives of sexual perversion, greed, violence, and oppression of the Lord's people. The multitudes slain Sept. Since , Phelps has been arrested repeatedly for assault, battery, threats, trespassing, disorderly conduct, and contempt of court. He has been convicted four times, as well as disbarred, but has successfully avoided prison.
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Phelps' hate seen by some as aiding gay rights - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The first time I saw those signs, with their vivid neon colors and crude images of stick figures, was 16 years ago. It happened at the funeral of a friend who had died of AIDS. Seeing those signs left me in tears. I came out in the early 90's in Lawrence, Kansas, just 25 miles from the home of Fred Phelps and his followers.
Phelps’ hate seen by some as aiding gay rights
With reports that Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is near death, some gay-rights advocates are conflicted. In the end, they say, his actions actually helped their cause. March 18, For most of the past 20 years, gay Americans dreaded Fred Phelps Sr. But amid reports that Mr.
By Alison Bevege. Australians can take part in a non-binding postal ballot in September on whether to change the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to marry. The process will inform the government on whether to pursue legislative change and join 24 other countries around the world where it is legal. Because the postal vote is not a formal election it is not subject to the same rules on political advertisements.