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Fred Waldron Phelps Sr.: Is He Now The Most Hated Man In The World?

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Latest Media Opportunity For Westboro Baptist Church May Be Their Final Downfall

For those of you who do not recognize the name Fred Waldron Phelps Sr, he is the founder and leader of the Westboro Baptist Church
(WBC) which was established in 1955 and is located in Topeka Kansas.
Phelps family and his hate group of men, women and children, is best
known for showing up at the funerals of U.S. Military members, gay pride
gatherings and high political functions to picket under the disguise of
doing God's work. Their alleged plight is to "warn others of God's
anger" by disrupting public and family gatherings while chanting hate
quotes and holding signs with writings that include:

"Pray For More Dead Soldiers," "Thank God For Aids" and "God Sent The Shooter."

Up
until last Friday, Phelps and his band of wayward souls have only been
held in strong discontent and hatred for their open stance against
organized groups like the military and our government. Laws have been
passed restricting their ability to protest at funerals and organized
groups. In fact, more and more citizens across the country have made it
their duty to show up at events that the WBC plan to disrupt and provide
both security and support against the Westboro Baptist Church members.

Now,
with the tragic shootings that occurred in Newtown Connecticut last
week claiming the lives of innocent children and adults, Fred Phelps and
his congregation have unleashed an unstoppable eruption of hatred from
around the world after announcing their intentions of picketing those
funerals and other public gatherings related to the school shootings.
Already there have been cyber-attacks that have both disrupted or
disabled their ability to conduct online services. And a rumbling of
violence against the WBC is growing each day that their presence in
Newtown is visible or the media reports their intent on disrupting
ongoing funerals.

Every decent person around
the globe has now drawn a line in the sand against Phelps and his flock.
What the WBC saw as a media and public awareness opportunity for their
own gratification in Newtown may in turn be the catalyst to destroy the
so-called church and literally send it into the depths of hell.

Who Is Fred Waldron Phelps Sr.?

Phelps
was born on November 13, 1929 in Meridian Mississippi. He is the elder
of two children to Catherine Idalette Johnston and Fred Wade Phelps. His
father was a railway policeman for the Columbus and Greenville Railway
and his mother was a homemaker. At the age of 16, Phelps graduated from
high school and was admitted to United States Military Academy in West
Point, New York. After attending a Methodist revival meeting, however,
Phelps decided to become a minister and chose not to attend West Point.

In
August 1947, Phelps enrolled as a student at Bob Jones University, but
dropped out after only three semesters. He then attended the Prairie
Bible Institute for the remaining two semesters of his freshman year. In
1951, he earned a two-year degree from John Muir College. While at John
Muir, Phelps was profiled in Time magazine for preaching against sins
committed on campus by students and teachers that included...
promiscuous petting, evil language, profanity, cheating, teachers'
filthy jokes in classrooms and pandering to the lusts of the flesh. In
October 1951, while attending the Arizona Bible Institute, Phelps met
Margie M. Simms and married her in May 1952. He reportedly has 13
children and at least 4 of those do not associate with him.

Phelps
earned a law degree from Washburn University in 1964, and founded the
Phelps Chartered law firm. The firm, staffed by himself and family
members handled mostly civil rights cases. They also represented
non-white Kansans in discrimination actions against Kansas City Power
and Light, Southwestern Bell, and the Topeka City Attorney, and
represented two female professors alleging discrimination in Kansas
universities. In the 1980's, Phelps received awards from the Greater
Kansas City Chapter of Blacks in Government and the Bonner Springs
branch of the NAACP, for his work on behalf of black clients.

He was disbarred
on July 20, 1979 from practicing in Kansas over his mishandling of a
case in which he submitted affidavits from 8 alleged witnesses during a
trial that were later found to be fake. In 1985, nine Federal judges
filed a disciplinary complaint against Phelps and five of his children,
alleging false accusations against the judges. In 1989, the complaint
was settled; Phelps agreed to stop practicing law in Federal court
permanently, and two of his children were suspended for periods of six
months and one year.

Phelps Religious Belief's

He
describes himself as an Old School Baptist, and states that he holds to
all of the Five Points of Calvinism. Phelps particularly highlights
John Calvin's doctrine of unconditional election, the belief that God
has elected certain people for salvation before birth, and limited
atonement, the belief that Christ only died for the elect, and condemns
those who believe otherwise. Despite his claims of being a Primitive
Baptist, he was ordained by a Southern Baptist church and is rejected
and generally condemned by Primitive Baptists.

Phelps
admires Martin Luther King and Bob Jones, Sr., and has approvingly
quoted a statement by Jones that"what this country needs is 50 Jonathan
Edwardses turned loose in it. Phelps particularly holds to equal
ultimacy, believing that God Almighty makes some willing and he leads
others into sin, a view he says is Calvinist. However, many theologians
would identify him as a Hyper-Calvinst.

Phelps
is against common Baptist practices like Sunday school meetings, Bible
colleges and seminaries, and multi-denominational crusades, although he
attended Bob Jones University and worked with Billy Graham in his Los
Angeles Crusade before Graham changed his views on a literal Hell and
salvation. Phelps considers Graham the greatest false prophet since
Balaam, and also condemns large church leaders such as Robert Schuller
and Jerry Falwell, in addition to all current Catholics.

Political Beliefs

Phelps
has run in various Kansas Democratic Party primaries five times, but
has never won. These included races for governor in 1990, 1994, and
1998, receiving about 15 percent of the vote in 1998. In the 1992
Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate, Phelps received 31 percent of
the vote. He also ran for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997. He
supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic Presidential Primary but turned
on him in 1992 denouncing him as a "famous f*g pimp". In 1998, Westboro
picketed the funeral of Gore's father, screaming vulgarities at Gore
and telling him, "your dad's in Hell".

Phelps
believes that President Barack Obama is the Antichrist and that he will
form an Unholy Trinity with the Catholic Church and Satan.

Phelps And Saddam Hussein

In
1997, before the fall of Saddam Hussein during the Iraq War, Phelps
wrote a letter to Hussein praising his regime for being, in his opinion,
"the only Muslim State that allows the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
to be freely and openly preached on the streets." Furthermore, he stated
that he would like to send a delegation to Baghdad to "preach the
Gospel" for one week.

Saddam granted
permission, and a group of WBC congregants traveled to Iraq to protest
against the U.S. The WBC members stood on the streets of Baghdad holding
signs condemning both Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as anal sex.
But, when Hussein died in December 2006, Phelps stated in a web
broadcast that Hussein was in Hell along with Gerald Ford.

In closing"

Phelps,
his family and followers appear on the surface to be nothing more than
hate mongers who are hiding behind the first amendment and the sanctuary
of his alleged Westboro Baptist Church. Some people believe that even
though their actions are despicable and that they are spewing a message
of hate, the law protects them.

With this
recent plan to picket and protest the funerals in Newtown
Connecticut; the WBC may have unleashed God's true wrath against
themselves instead of their intended victims.

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  • Oltom 2012/12/22 19:11:55
    YES
    Oltom
    +1
    I have nothing but loathing for the Westboro Baptist Church!
    They are haters and I reject the notion that they are Christians!
  • Pele Emerging 2012/12/22 05:54:37
    YES
    Pele Emerging
    +1
    Well, he makes my top list of people to dislike.
  • Maria 2012/12/22 05:35:04
    Undecided
    Maria
    I am not going to judge on this one since it's isn't my judge to say...the truth is it evil everywhere sinners everywhere too. This guy just do this own thing and it wasn't nice when he yelled at sorrow family who lost their love one ...only I can say God will take care of him in one day to face judgement day..
  • sglmom 2012/12/22 05:14:39
    Undecided
    sglmom
    +1
    Interestingly enough ..
    his background had him highly placed within the circles of DNC ..
    (and his connections with Gore are documented)

    this is just another in a long list of hate-filled Nasties ..
    who seem to rise up in inbred cults ..
    a patriarch who lost his law license (hmm .. familiar theme here)
    and uses a 'veneer' to publicize himself ..

    he certainly likes lawfare to badger and torment others ..
    in any way ..
  • CA Gal 2012/12/22 04:44:49
    Undecided
    CA Gal
    +3
    There's a long list of hated people in this world so I'm can't say he is the most hated. He is a loon for sure, manipulating the word of God for his own interests. God will take care of him, come judgement day.
  • atomikmom CA Gal 2012/12/22 04:48:16
    atomikmom
    +3
    AMEN To that!!!
  • Peewee ~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/22 04:35:54
    YES
    Peewee ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    for now,
  • ji 2012/12/22 04:28:08
    NO
    ji
    +3
    0bozo has him beat, hands down.

    Phelps is just one of Al's old buddies. Phelps Gore Phelps Gore Phelps Gore
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/12/22 04:20:12
    NO
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +3
    That dubious distinction STILL belongs to the American Dicktator Barak Hussein Obama.
  • CA Gal Aqua Su... 2012/12/22 04:47:14
    CA Gal
    +2
    LMAO He's no dictator. He was voted into office by the majority of the citizens of this country. Most educated people know that's how a Republic works.
  • WolfEyes Aqua Su... 2012/12/22 22:15:16
    WolfEyes
    well if obie is still number one then this guy is a very close second ^5
  • atomikmom 2012/12/22 04:07:59
    YES
    atomikmom
    +4
    He has encouraged such evil!!! and and violations!!!! I loath his evil Ass!!
  • marianne atomikmom 2012/12/22 04:12:44
    marianne
    +2
    i don't know if he indeed is the most hated, but, i would not want to go to heaven if any of his church ends up there.
  • atomikmom marianne 2012/12/22 04:23:18
    atomikmom
    +2
    God would frown on such insults at funerals, like our Veterans Funerals and other type Funerals. Now these evil people want to insult the deaths of theses poor children who died in that awful shooting. God frowns on such actions!!!Keep your foul and Un-Godly ass away from the funerals of the good and honest.
  • BigFig#9 2012/12/22 04:07:07
    NO
    BigFig#9
    +1
    Sorry - that man would be Gary Bettman

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