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Old 03-20-2014, 05:21 AM   #271
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That's very hypothetical.
Surely none of the funeral guests would want to eat a cake prepared by a gay cake baker. Wouldn't they fear to get a bout of the gays themselves?
Yeaaa I don't think they want to take that risk. Might get all unicorns and rainbows and shite, oh the horror!


Funnily enough, I think most gay bakers would happily make a cake for this ocasion. Just to show that we're not as hateful and sad as this guy was. They should bake some fabulous cakes and have them delivered to the funeral. Nice counter protest IMO.
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Well, I guess we'll find out soon enough, now.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:28 PM   #273
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That's very hypothetical.
Surely none of the funeral guests would want to eat a cake prepared by a gay cake baker. Wouldn't they fear to get a bout of the gays themselves?
That's kinda the point as most gay couples will just take their business elsewhere too when turned down... but a few are less tolerant and more political.

Anyway, whatever good he did is surely obscured by the wrong he practiced and taught. That's one man's opinion anyway.
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Will any gay bakers be solicited to prepare several "god hates fags" cakes for the funeral repast?

Can they politely say no?
As fucked up as it might sound, you're describing a more fair world right there. Despite the fact that that's hate, it's not denial of service.

I'll leave the hate thing for a different discussion of course. Purely in the context of services, I don't see why a gay baker should have the right to refuse service based upon their customer's perception of them.

But, of course, in the same way that I don't expect a bakery to carry the two little men or two little women for a cake topper at a gay wedding, I don't expect a baker to have to fulfill obligations of writing "God Hates Fags" on the cake.
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Fred Phelps is dead, on International Happy Day to boot, which is pretty fucking awesome. Sometimes I think how awesome it would be to picket at that piece of shit's funeral. Those motherfucker's protested at my friend's funeral after he was killed in Afghanistan. But I would NEVER stoop to that level. I'm happy enough knowing he's burning in a very deep pit in hell.
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Fred Phelps' Death Prompts Westboro Baptist Church To Protest His Funeral

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TOPEKA, KS – On the same day that Fred Phelps’ body was found rotting in a chair in his upstairs office, members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced that they would be picketing his upcoming funeral.

Phelps, born November 13, 1929, was the leader of the church — an organization that practices a strange, anti-homosexual version of Christianity that has been known to protest at celebrity and military funerals.

The pastor’s daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, was the first to discover the 83-year-old’s body.

“We haven’t brought dad out to very many protests for a few years now,” said Phelps-Roper. “In fact, it’s been quite a while since even we had seen him. Once he starts on a marathon of old Growing Pains episodes, we just leave him alone until he comes down.”
“He always loved Kirk Cameron,” she added.

Judging by the smell and decomposition of the body, officials from the coroner’s office say that Pastor Phelps’ probably died at least six months ago. There wasn’t any sign of foul play, but they did report that the television was still playing, and appeared to be “scrambled up 80s pornography.”

“I think I saw boob in there,” said Davis Shields, one of the coroner officials on the scene. “But with this stuff, there’s really no way to be sure.”

Some members of the Westboro Baptist Church were hoping to cover up their oversight.

“We’ve just been so busy with all these funerals against all the fag-enablers,” said Jakob Phelps. “But since granddad died and this is a huge embarrassment, I was thinking that maybe we could sort of, prop him up and put some makeup on him to still make him look alive, like Weekend at Bernie’s.”

“Oh really? You want to put makeup on him? You must be a fag sent from hell,” said Phelps-Roper. “Get the hell out of here! God will punish you!”

Despite some disagreement, most of the members of Westboro say they will be proud to “do the Lord’s work.”

“It’s quite obvious that this is God’s message to us. God hates fags, he kills fags, and dad just died,” said Phelps-Roper. “He must have been a fag.”

Church members usually protest military funerals with signs that demonstrate God’s punishment on the United States for “supporting homosexuals.” These usually include messages like “Thank God for IED’s” and “Soldiers Die For Fag Marriage.”

The death of Fred Phelps, apparently from natural causes, means the reasoning within the church is now shifting.

“I’m putting together a sign here for when we protest the demonic Fred Phelps fag,” said daughter Eleanor Phelps. “It says ‘Thank God For You Dying In Your Sleep.’”

Church members went on to show other signs they were preparing for future protests, including “Thank God For Car Crashes,” “God Punishes Fags With Diabetes,” and “Homo Sex = Cardiovascular Disease.”


This is from the Duffel Blog, the military's equivalent to the Onion.
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Fred Phelps is dead, on International Happy Day to boot, which is pretty fucking awesome. Sometimes I think how awesome it would be to picket at that piece of shit's funeral. Those motherfucker's protested at my friend's funeral after he was killed in Afghanistan. But I would NEVER stoop to that level. I'm happy enough knowing he's burning in a very deep pit in hell.
Sorry about your friend, and I suppose you are correct about Phelps. Part of me wishes a million people would show up and picket / protest at Phelps' funeral. But then, you are absolutely correct, its a horrible thing to do. In fact it would be a shame if anyone bothered to notice his death or mention his name at all. The less attention that piece of shit "church" gets from this, the better.
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Anyway, whatever good he did is surely obscured by the wrong he practiced and taught. That's one man's opinion anyway.
What good did he do? The man was scum.
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The nice thing is that pretty much all of FYM can agree that Phelps was a shitty excuse for a human being.

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What good did he do?
He died?
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I don't understand Fred Phelps. He was a pro-civil rights attorney back in the day. He was disbarred, and he apparently became insane after that (I think?). The juxtaposition of fighting against Jim Crow laws and running a hate campaign against homosexuals makes no sense to me.
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Michael Phelps died?
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That he was ex-communicated from WBC is fucking hilarious. Would love to know the reason.
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I don't understand Fred Phelps. He was a pro-civil rights attorney back in the day. He was disbarred, and he apparently became insane after that (I think?). The juxtaposition of fighting against Jim Crow laws and running a hate campaign against homosexuals makes no sense to me.
He wasn't a pro-civil rights attorney because of the cause, but because of the money. At least one of his kids (and I think more) has stated that he was still quite racist in private.
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That he was ex-communicated from WBC is fucking hilarious. Would love to know the reason.
Its rumored it had something to do with female leadership roles in the church. I'm pretty sure he was for women being allowed in leadership roles, whereas the rest were not okay with that at all. Because you know the Bible said that women are subordinate to men and can't have senior church leadership roles. Right after it where it said God hates fags and stuff.

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In August 2013, Fred Phelps was excommunicated from the Westboro Baptist Church after advocating a kinder approach between church members. The excommunication occurred after the formation of a board of male elders in the church. Among the all-male board of elders are Drain, Timothy Phelps, Jonathan Phelps, Samuel Phelps-Roper, Charles Hockenbarger and Fred Phelps Jr. The board had defeated Shirley Phelps-Roper, the church’s longtime spokeswoman, in a power struggle. After Phelps was voted out of Westboro Baptist Church this past summer, he was moved out of the church and into a house, where he was watched to ensure he wouldn’t harm himself. The power struggle and excommunication was revealed in March 2014 by Nate Phelps, a son of Fred Phelps Sr.
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