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Old 11-08-2002, 05:51 PM   #1
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Fred Phelps

[color=royal blue]I'm wondering what people know or think about Fred Phelps, who basically promotes homophobia / hate, etc.

godhatesfags.com

He and his ppl are coming to my campus tonite to protest the fact that Freshman and other students have been required to read
The Laramie Project, and that the play is being shown on campus too. (About Matthew Shepherd)

Dunno if there's already been discussion about this topic before. But one of my friends on my floor, Matt, is basically organizing the counter protest that a lot of us are going to be attending. Some will be dressed as angels, which was also done at either Matthew's funeral or some memorial service.... like a human chain to keep him away from the respectful people.

Anyway. My friend Matt is gay and apparently Phelps is well known in the gay community. Matt's done a lot of work with the gay community on campus as well as following national events.... Our whole floor is going out to support Matt's counter protest. My uber best friend Matthew is also really upset about Phelps coming, he's big into politics and philosophy and stuff. (I know, confusing, a lot of Matthews.....)

Anyway. Just wondering what everyone thinks and why. Touchy subject around here recently, so I thought I'd bring it up to another world of people.
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Old 11-08-2002, 06:13 PM   #2
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i'll tell you what i think of fred phelps...

I think he is an absolute repugnant waste of "humanity," and I think he deserves to be plunged into the furthest depths of hell.



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I hope the protest against this homophobic creep is absolutely massive. The views of him and those like him are disgusting, they're cruel, they're violent, they're sick. And what's more, they represent a tiny minority of people.

That's why you need a huge demonstration against them, to show that the people on your campus REJECT their homophobic filth.
Show them that they're NOT welcome in your university, people there welcome diversity and won't tolerate the sort of prejudiced hatred this man is trying to spread.

Try and get your university newspaper or radio station to cover your protest too - send out a really clear message that homophobia isn't welcome on campus.

Good luck with the protest and let us know how it goes!
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And what melon said was right on too
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Old 11-08-2002, 06:19 PM   #5
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ABC has been here

People know.

Oh.

People know.

The campus is big on it too......green ribbons against hate ...buttons saying HATE IS NOT A UMD VALUE.... we had T-shirt and poster making sessions last nite in our building's basement. I mean normally I would care a little about something like this. But it's like.... it's something that affects one of my friends. That doesn't make it worse, but that makes me more aware of what's going on. I've been reading about Phelps for a couple days now.

People know.
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Phelps is a hate filled idiot.

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WTF!

You go Mona! You and your friends go and PROTEST HIM RIGHT OFF THE CAMPUS!!!! What a disgusting FREAK.
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Re: Fred Phelps

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[font=century gothic][color=royal blue]I'm wondering what people know or think about Fred Phelps, who basically promotes homophobia / hate, etc.

http://www.godhatesfags.com
Mona, your link is not working, I edited in quote.

here is the link
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This man is evil and his ugly, hateful words make me want to cry.

You're doing a very good thing Mona...you should be proud of yourself.
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OH THIS MAKES ME SO MAD I COULD SCREAM!

This man is the devil himself.

He claims to be a christian yet he has nothing but hate in his heart.

MONA YOU TELL MR. PHELPS THAT FISHY SAID FUCK YOU!

Sorry...it's just that this hits very close to home for me. My best friend Jeramee is gay and his dad is a Baptist preacher so you can guess how they reacted...GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

GO MONA GO if I had known I would so be there with you!

To quote Bono from the DC night 2...

"Not ONCE did Jesus mention whether someone was gay or straight"

It is not for us to judge.
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Ok this makes me sick...I am literally crying right now...how can someone HATE this MUCH...

http://www.godhatesfags.com/fliers/o...10-24-2002.pdf

How can you claim to love God and hold up signs like that...

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My God.

That's all I can say.

I looked at that website--I had never seen it, though I had heard of it from John Aravosis' mailing list. It made me want to cry. I hope that Matthew Shepard's or Diane Whipple's families have never seen it.

Go, Mona. I think Jesus is on your side, and I'll be praying that your protests are peaceful but firm in their message.
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He will have a lot to answer for 1 day

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Very sad......


You all said it .... nothing to add to it.


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Re: i'll tell you what i think of fred phelps...

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I think he is an absolute repugnant waste of "humanity," and I think he deserves to be plunged into the furthest depths of hell.
Surely you are not recommending the death penalty, followed by his unforgiven condemnation to hell?

Seriously though, Phelps is so much in the minority with his extreme hatred, that when he came to conservative Christian Alabama, the buckle of the Bible Belt, he was shunned byt the local fundamentalists, who, believe it or not, believe that God LOVES homosexual people.

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