Fred Phelps nears death, as told in tweets

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Protesters from Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices debated how far Phelps' free speech rights go. RNS photo

Protesters from Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices debated how far Phelps' free speech rights go. RNS photo

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(RNS) Amid reports that the "God Hates Fags" founder is near death, the old-fashioned protestor is getting the instantaneous social media treatment.

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  • Larry

    Time to get ready for a party.

    Either it will be to celebrate his deathbed repentance or will be to celebrate the world being better off without him.

  • Atheist Max

    Christianity is horrible and incoherent.

    Here’s a horrible tweet:
    “if God’s grace isn’t sufficient for the worst, there’s no hope for anyone.”

    What mind-numbing nonsense!
    So you expect your God to forgive even the worst – and the unrepentant?

    That is the same as expecting an unrepentant murderer to walk into a police station and be told, “Thanks for dropping by, here’s a cookie for your drive home”!

    And this is Christian morality.

    Look, if you believe in a Savior you MUST believe in a Hell. For why else would you need a Savior? Jesus was a fascist.

    Phelps was a similar fascist. He followed JESUS well!

    “Bring to me those enemies of mine who would not have me as their King, and EXECUTE THEM in front of me.” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)
    [from the parable of the 12 Minas, perhaps the most wicked thing ever written into a ‘holy book’ – apparently Hitler’s favorite parable, altar boy that he was]

    Religion validates the most wicked behavior, then forgives it.
    Immoral nonsense.

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  • Rod

    It may be hard for us mortals to believe, but even the thief on the cross repented at the last minute and was saved. I still wonder where atheists and agnostics go upon death. Back to the Cosmos or reincarnation un til they get it right.