March 21, 2014

COMMENTARY: Grieving for Fred Phelps in Topeka

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Phil Griffin is a member of Metropolitan Community Church of Topeka and serves as a lay leader for the MCC denomination. Photo courtesy of MCC Topeka

Phil Griffin is a member of Metropolitan Community Church of Topeka and serves as a lay leader for the MCC denomination. Photo courtesy of MCC Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kansas (RNS) When my partner died due to complications from AIDS in 1995, the Phelps people came to protest his funeral. I thought I was prepared.

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  • Billysees

    I went to an MCC Church here in my hometown of Baltimore. It was during the Christmas season. I experienced a pleasant environment and listened to a message that was uplifting and encouraging. I’m not surprised that Mr. Griffin has expressed himself in a manner typical of a mature Christian compelled by the spirit to love the near unlovable.