(RNS) In his anti-gay message, Phelps touched on fears and angers that many people feel.
Articles tagged “Fred Phelps”
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.
(RNS) “My father was a man of action,” activist Nate Phelps said after his father’s death, “and I implore us all to embrace that small portion of his faulty legacy by doing the same.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The image of Christianity that Fred Phelps painted was a hateful, judgmental collection of rabble-rousers — an image that, paradoxically, did more to help his targets than it advanced his message.
(RNS) Fred Phelps’ death lit up the Twitterverse. Here is a selection of tweets to mark the passing of perhaps the most hated pastor in America.
(RNS) I don’t like to think of Jesus with Fred Phelps through the hands and words of a hospice volunteer — but that shows how far off the mark I am in the grace department. It’s a cause for prayer, for sure.
(RNS) While some post anti-Phelps comments on Facebook, at least one blogger is urging the LGBT community to be more charitable and “show love to the most unlovable person.”
(RNS) Amid reports that the “God Hates Fags” founder is near death, the old-fashioned protestor is getting the instantaneous social media treatment.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Support for White House petitions to label anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church as a “hate group” was strongest in Kansas and Newtown, Conn., according to data provided by the White House.