Asshole of the Year

Posted by: Defcon

Asshole of the Year - 06/22/05 09:44 AM

I think it's unanimous that this years, or possibly this decades greatest asshole is Rev Fred Phelps. Now for some proof:

From The AP Press, Posted by KLEW TV
Source URL: http://www.klewtv.com/x5781.xml?ParentPageID=x5...=KLEW.xsl&AdGroupID=x5781
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June 13, 2005

Kansas Preacher Announces Plans To Protest Idaho Soldier's Funeral

(BOISE - AP) - The Kansas preacher who tried to erect an anti-gay monument in a Boise city park says he's coming to Idaho this week to picket the funeral of a fallen soldier.

Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, says God killed Idaho National Guard Corporal Carrie French with an improvised explosive device. Phelps says God is retaliating against America for a bombing of his church six years ago.

French was a 19-year-old Caldwell High School graduate and varsity cheerleader. She was killed June 5 in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk by an improvised explosive device.

French served as an ammunition specialist with the 116th Brigade Combat Team's 145th Support Battalion.

Phelps says there is no reason he is targeting French specifically. He says his church will protest any public funeral of soldiers killed in Iraq.

Caldwell Police Chief Bob Sobba said he can't bar Phelps from going to the public funeral. It's scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the Albertson College of Idaho.


(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.All Rights Reserved.)
This is also the same asshole who owns the website godhatesfags.com. When are people going to put aside their differences and realize people like this need to go. I don't know why the Baptist Church doesn't strip this guy of his title. Atheist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, or Jew, we can all see that deep down people should not treat others this way. Fucking people make me sick.
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Asshole of the Year - 06/22/05 11:10 AM

What pisses me off about this guy is that he just picked a random soldier to take his anger out against. She gave her life to protect his and he just randomly picks her to protest against gays cause his church was bombed years ago. The 2 arent connected yet he's stupid enough to try and make one. Granted I dont agree with why were over there but I still respect EVERY man and women who gives their life for me.
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Asshole of the Year - 06/22/05 12:02 PM

*a terrorist bombs the anti-gay padres church.

*an american soldier leaves home, family and friends to fight against future bombings of churches/buildings..

*the soldier gets killed and the person shes protecting (the anti-homo padre) says 'whopee, god has punished u'...

?!?!?!

and this all coming from a man of god who is suposed to offer kindness and support to his congregation in times of need.

*shakes head*
wacko
Posted by: Girlie

Re: Asshole of the Year - 06/22/05 12:02 PM

This is the biggest piece of bullshit I have heard in awhile...and I hear lots of bullshit daily. What a fucking dickhead. I love these kind of people who think that thier logic is right based soley upon the fact that it is THEIR logic. I agree with Icey, there is no connection between his church and this girl. Why would someone go and disrespect a person and her family like that? That is just insane. In conclusion, yes I think he deserves the "asshole of the year" award.
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Asshole of the Year - 06/23/05 02:14 AM

Any man of God who can sit there and blame the innocent isnt a man of God. One of the biggest teachings of the bible is forgiveness and love. Is he showing this brave women either? No he's not. He should be striped of his title and banned from the church. It makes me sick when people like this use God to hide behind and say they're doing this in the name of God an don God's behalf. Gd's behalf my ass! Look at the fucking Spanish Inquisition!!!!
Posted by: Girlie

Re: Asshole of the Year - 06/23/05 10:03 PM

I agree Icey. He is no different then terrorists claiming that they are killing people in the name of Allah. If you know anything about the islamic religion you know that it doesn't condone terrorism. It's the same idea. He is saying God punished this woman for something she had no part in.

Whatever happened to “Judge not, lest you be judged” (Lk 6: 27-38)?

Why doesn't he teach that to his congregation? or how about

"And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:32)

how is protesting the funeral of a girl who gave her life so that he might be free teaching kindness and forgiveness? See, THESE are the kind of "Christians" I hate, and things like this are EXACTLY what turns me away from religion.
Posted by: Artic Warrior

Re: Asshole of the Year - 06/25/05 01:58 AM

Its so sad to see something like this happen. Its her bloody funeral for gods sake, someone should bury him alive if he showed up to it. Fucking looser!

Whoever the "pope" of the baptist chirch is should get rid of him. Its humans like him that give religion a bad name. Extremists can suck my.
Posted by: Girlie

Re: Asshole of the Year - 06/25/05 01:04 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Artic Warrior:

Whoever the "pope" of the baptist chirch is should get rid of him. Its humans like him that give religion a bad name. Extremists can suck my.
The Baptists don't have a "pope" like figure. That was one of the reasons for the protestant movement, Martin Luther didn't think that one person should be responsible for interpreting the Bible. Before the reformation (the word Protestant means reformation in English) the Bible was only avaiable in Greek and the followers as a rule did not own or read the Bible. They got their teachings from the Pope, Bishop, or Priest via official doctrines or at mass. Luther believed that each person should be resposible for reading and studying the Bible himself and to learn from the bible directly, not from the priest. In order to do this he translated the Bible from Greek to German and made it avaiable to everyone in a language they could read. Luther basically wanted a deceneralized church where no one person was considered to be the "leader."

The point of the story is no one person or religion is flawless. If you believe in God you can't believe that God has a "favorite" group of followers or something. It's not like when you die and get to heaven God's going to say "well, Melissa, you led a pretty good life....BUT your mother decided when you were a child that you would be raised Catholic so you are going to burn in hell!!!!!" Sometimes I wish people would just get off of their freakin high horse, and act like a human being and realize that everyone else is just a human being too...who makes mistakes, who isn't perfect, who bleeds, crys, feels...

Yes, I am on a lovey kick today thank you for asking.