(RNS) In his anti-gay message, Phelps touched on fears and angers that many people feel.
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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.
(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) 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.
(RNS) The estranged son of a pastor famous for protesting the funerals of soldiers and AIDS victims has condemned his family’s plans to picket funerals of shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., but says local leaders should “let them show up” instead of trying to ban them. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) The questions posed by the new film “Hellbound?'' — does hell exist and if so, who goes there? — are no longer so anxiety-producing for filmmaker Kevin Miller. His faith journey has taken him to embrace a gentler view of hell that isn't a place of eternal torment, and holds that all souls will be saved. By Lauren Markoe.