The Surest Sign There May Be No God

Is the fact that the Fred Phelps led Westboro Baptist Church has not been hit by a meteor, incinerating every member. They intend to protest on January 15th down in Buckhannon, because apparently the miners and the worshippers at the Sago Baptist Church are not holy enough:

WBC to picket their Memorial Service at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, at Wesley Chapel, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Camden Ave. 8t Meade St., Buckhannon, WV-in religious protest 8t warning: “God is not mocked!” God Hates Fags! 8t Fag-Enablers! Ergo, God hates the Sago miners and is tormenting them in Hell, hypocritical Tallmansville village, and West Virginia.

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They worship dunghill fag gods on “Brokeback Mountain,” and their holy book is “The Da Vinci Code” -not the King James Bible. God mocked them with a lightning bolt, agonizing deaths, false reports of life leading to fools gold jubilation followed by hopeless despair. “Meet you on the
other side,” eh? Yes, you all will meet again -in Hell!

The ‘meet you on the other side’ bit is a reference to the note left by one of the miners. I hate these people.






91 replies
  1. 1
    j.d. says:

    Hopefully not a big meteor. I live twenty blocks away from him.

    I hope he dies soon. Will have my own post soon.

  2. 2
    demimondian says:

    There was a lovely photo spread pointed to by Kos (maybe?), where Phelps and his cult demonstrated at an Iraq funeral. Seems there the staff from the local fire house had to come and attend the funeral. They parked their trucks around the demonstrators, hiding them from the mourners.

    If it weren’t that this was a functional equivalent of a “Free Speech Zone”, I’d think that it was one of the most beautiful exmaples of hacking the system I’d ever read. For that matter, I think so anyway.

  3. 3
    Tulkinghorn says:

    When Phelps protested the Salem, Mass funeral of a Marine the Boston Police Bagpipe corps lined up around the assholes and played some very loud reels that set them reeling. After that they left the state. Considering they were harrassing people at my local high school. we were all very happy to see them go.

    Given the atmosphere in West Virginia right now, Phelps would be taking his life in his hands to show up on the 15th. His martyrdom complex may be fulfilled at last.

  4. 4
    demimondian says:

    Given the atmosphere in West Virginia right now, Phelps would be taking his life in his hands to show up on the 15th.

    I hope not — there are thousands of ways to keep the creep from harming the survivors without validating him by making him a martyr.

  5. 5
    Zifnab says:

    Protesting at funnerals. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a lower and more despicable form of free speech in my entire life. Nothing says, “All-knowing all-loving benevolent diety” like raising the specter of gay marriage at a funneral for coal miners. It’s just to know that some people are out there living what Pat Robertson is thinking.

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    Damned at Random says:

    Did I read that correctly- God is responsible for the rumor that 12 miners survived? And subsequent to that rumor, there was a gay orgy at the Baptist church?

    Otherwise- what is his problem? Just in the mood for a roadtrip, maybe?

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    Emma Zahn says:

    Why do you reward this particularly egregious attention-seeking behavior by sharing it?

  8. 8
    nyrev says:

    Fred Phelps is a waste of carbon. He’s said that he’s troubled that the city nearest to me still exists, what with it’s gay mayor and proximity to those godless harborers of fags, fag-enablers, and maple syrup, Vermont and Canada. Apparently, God’s not returning Phelps’s calls to smite these days. And keeps plaguing him with boils.

    Rest assured, no one will protest Phelps’s funeral.

  9. 9
    srv says:

    Why do you reward this particularly egregious attention-seeking behavior by sharing it?

    Just as the Ward Churchills are typical of liberal thought, Fred is typical of pop-Christianity. John strives to be consistent.

  10. 10
    Bruce Moomaw says:

    These people have GOT to be pulling our legs, like those hippies that showed up at George Wallace campaign rallies in 1968 and cheered him wildly.

  11. 11
    Vladi G says:

    Why do you reward this particularly egregious attention-seeking behavior by sharing it?

    Concur. Phelps is a true believer in the phrase “any publicity is good publicity.”

  12. 12
    Mr.Ortiz says:

    The BBC did a piece on these guys recently. It’s up on iFilm. Sadly, the conclusion they seem to reach is that Freedom of Speech is the problem.

  13. 13
    Mr.Ortiz says:

    Actually, I hope this guy gets all the press in the world. It will expose the logical conclusion of Christian fundamentalism and remind some people of why we separated church and state in the first place.

  14. 14
    simon says:

    If i were the almighty I’m sure that i wouldn’t even want my name associated with the assclowns that preach the gospel of ignorant hate. God needs to get medieval on a few of the right bastards, but probably won’t. Wow. How do folks go from being cute little babies to trash spewing xenophobes in just a few short years.

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    aop says:

    If this is what you thought God was like–i.e., a petty, vengeful psychopath–why would you want to go to Heaven, let alone do His work on Earth?

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    Sam Duffield says:

    They are like rats. They’ll breed. Phelps wouldn’t be dying for a cause. He would be dying because.
    No, it’s not right to take a life in anger, but tell that to a bunch of West Virginia coal miners who are hurting from a place so deep inside that it can’t be understood unless you live among these proud people. If you want to see what kind of dog you have backed in the corner, just make these people feel threatened.
    In times of such tragedy it is difficult to be angry and sin not. We can only take comfort in the fact that rest assured, there’s someone keeping score. “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” Rom 12:19 Just so happens, not everyone has read this verse.

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    Beej says:

    S**t! The price we have to pay for free speech! Do West Virginia courts recognize the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress? If they do, some good lawyer ought to talk to the families of the deceased miners about a nice big lawsuit for, say, everything that Phelps and his “church” possess. Probably no way to stick criminal charges on the SOB, but tort law can be a powerful tool.

  18. 18
    Beej says:

    Just checked out some WV cases on intentional infliction of emotional distress. WV courts do, indeed, recognize the tort. One can hope somebody decides to apply it to this *&&*%^$$#@#&.

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    Sam Duffield says:

    Tort law would almost be as powerful as an untracable cloth patched .50 cal roundball backed by 100 grains of black powder without near as much paperwork being a dang step closer to breaking the breeding cycle of his tainted bloodline.

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    Gold Star for Robot Boy says:

    Not to diminish the utter filthiness of Phelps’ soul, but the rant could’ve come right from the mouth of that lunatic woman from Trading Spouses.

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    kdaug says:

    aop –

    Don’t remember whether it was in Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer, but in one of them Twain had him saying that if heaven was full of people like his evangelical, proseletizing aunt, he’d just as soon go to “the other place”.

    Been thirty years since I read that, but I haven’t forgotten it. Mr. Twain certainly resonates when I hear things like this…

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    Jimmie says:

    “Actually, I hope this guy gets all the press in the world. It will expose the logical conclusion of Christian fundamentalism and remind some people of why we separated church and state in the first place.”

    What absolute bunk.

    Even a fleeting familiarity with the Bible would disabuse you of that notion in a hot second. Fred Phelps is as much a Biblical Christian as I am a svelte and wealthy Hollywood sex symbol.

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    srv says:

    Fred Phelps is as much a Biblical Christian as I am a svelte and wealthy Hollywood sex symbol.

    I agree about Fred. But I also think most “christians” have more in common with wealthy Hollywood sex symbols than they do with Christ.

    Go figure.

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    TheNewGuy says:

    You do realize that Phelps and his crew are all a scam, don’t you? He’s a lawyer with a long, and infamous legal history of suing anyone and everyone, and eleven of his thirteen children are also lawyers. Go read the wikipedia for a long and exhaustive entry on his activities.

    His one hope in doing these protest gigs at funerals is for someone to assault him or a member of his group. He will then sue that individual to gain funds for his “church”… lather, rinse, repeat.

    Ignore this guy. Beating him within an inch of his life is what he WANTS.

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    joshua says:

    The thing about Phelps extremism is that it makes me wonder if he isn’t inadvertently helping advance the gay agenda by being so fucking whacked out on his anti-gay agenda that he makes your average, run-of-the-mill homophobe wonder if they sound like him, which leads them to tone down their own rhetoric just to avoid the slightest appearance of being in tune with Phelps.

    When Phelps first attacked the miners, which someone posted in one of your other threads, I laughed my ass off at the phrase “fag-infested West Virginia.” I assumed y’all probably have at least one or two token gays, but not nearly enough to qualify as infested by any stretch of the imagination. I expected his usual “this country is so faggy that god hates us” explanation, and that almost works given his twisted worldview, but no one’s gonna buy that this is punishment for the rampant homosexuality of West Virginia.

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    Shygetz says:

    Even a fleeting familiarity with the Bible would disabuse you of that notion in a hot second. Fred Phelps is as much a Biblical Christian as I am a svelte and wealthy Hollywood sex symbol.

    Actually, the Bible is such an eclectic set of writings about God, that you can justify almost any position with it. Which is why I find the whole concept of “Bible-believing Christians” to be odd. Sure, you believe the Bible, but the key is what points do you emphasize…the part where God kills children for making fun of his priest, or the part about loving your neighbor?

  27. 27
    Skip says:

    Even better from Twain:

    “Heaven for climate, but Hell for society.”

  28. 28
    Stormy70 says:

    More nutbags come out to play. It’s either I hate fags or I hate whitey. Very tiresome.

    Phelp’s church consists of only his extended family. An incestuous cult. I think the firefighter had the right idea, just hide them and ignore them as much as possible.

  29. 29
    Krista says:

    fags, fag-enablers, and maple syrup,

    Sounds like a fun party…

  30. 30
    Shirley Phelps-Roper says:

    You clowns are fighting a losing battle. Your enemy is the Lord your God! The first rule of war is to know your enemy! God is your enemy! Shut up!

    America has sinned away her day of grace. America is doomed. Try to connect the dots!

    When you thought those miners were alive you said it was a miracle from God – you said it was a blessing from God – you said thank God. Then you learned they were dead. TOO LATE – you have already admitted that God spoke to you! But, in fact, God issued a curse and NOT a blessing!

    I will see you next Sunday the Lord willing – I have my new signs ready – God killed the Miners and Not Blessed Just Cursed!

    At the least you set quiet while this nation has declared that it is okay to be gay, it is okay to live like the devil, divorce, remarriage, adultery, fornication, idolatry (think Christmas), etc. – you had a duty to warn you neighbor that his sin was taking him to hell – you did not do your duty to your children, your God, each other, now God is punishing you!

    You can’t change that by carrying on at us!

    Your best friend.

    Shirley Phelps-Roper

  31. 31
    Lee Perry says:

    My first comment got zapped. So, I shall try again. Who is surprised at anything which the Funnymentalists might say and/or do. See, http://www.jesussilenced.com This comment also will get zapped? Or, perhaps I now am banned from this site and cannot even get in?

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    Krista says:

    I’m not religious, but I am a firm believer in karma. They’ll get theirs.

    Phelps and his followers are ruled by hate and feelings of superiority. I’ve not read much of the Bible, but have learned a bit about it from other posters here, and I really don’t think God or Jesus would have a whole lot of use for him.

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    W.B. Reeves says:

    Ah, her majesty’s famed objectivity and evenhandedness on full display. Of course a nitwit editorial exploiting the WV tragedy to talk about racism in America is exactly the same as threatening to invade a funeral in order to proclaim that “God hates fags” and that the deceased are all roasting in hell. Yep, absolutely identical.

    What I find tiring is the incessant attempt to minimize any bad action by finding something similarly noxious to compare with it. As if the fact that there is more than one ignorant, mean spirited bigot in the world were news. I suppose any excuse will do if you’re looking for a reason to shrug your shoulders and move along.

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    Tulkinghorn says:

    No fair calling ex-post facto smitings. At least Robertson usually claims future smitings, which can be disproven when said smitings do not happen.

    At times like these I really wish we had the likes of a Twain, Bierce or Mencken among us. Maybe we have been forsaken after all.

  35. 35

    Nyrev,

    Are you from Plattsburgh? Small world; I was born there.

  36. 36
    via says:

    Just substitute ‘Batman’ for ‘god’ or ‘lord’, and ‘Comic Book’ for ‘holy bible’ everytime you read or listen to a wingnut. Makes their crap an even better laugh.

  37. 37
    RonB says:

    This motherfucker can’t be for real. That shit reads like a Landover Baptist page.

  38. 38
    a guy called larry says:

    where Phelps and his cult demonstrated at an Iraq funeral

    Yeah, found out about it when Hannity claimed it was “anti-war left” protesting.

    like a Landover Baptist page

    Imagine what Phelps could do with a CafePress account.

    plaguing him with boils

    As one recovering from such a plague, I wouldn’t wish that on him; no blogging at the hospital… … O.K., yeah, I would wish it on him.

    from Plattsburgh? Small world

    Lived there at age 5, then moved up to the fast life of Massena.

  39. 39
    The Other Steve says:

    Stormy – I think you’re a disgust addict. You seem to spend a lot of time surfing websites no reasonable person would go to, looking for things you find disgusting.

    seek psychiatric help.

  40. 40

    Jesus, I read the Wikipedia entry. It reads like things Garth Ennis thought were too outlandish to go in “The Preacher.”

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    Angie says:

    ALL MEDIA, CITIZENS, AND FAMILIES OF WEST VIRGINIA AND AROUND THE WORLD, AS HARD AS IT MAY BE, NEED TO CLOSE THEIR EYES TO THESE IGNORANT POOR EXCUSES FOR HOMOSAPIENS. THEY MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPRESS THEIR DAMNED OPINIONS AND REBEL AGAINST THEIR OWN COUNTRY, BUT THEY ARE ATTACKING THE VERY THING THAT GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO SPEAK THEIR MINDS. THEY MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO HURT OTHERS WITH THEIR CRUEL WORDS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO IGNORE THOSE WORDS. THE WBC IS A CULT MASKED BEHIND A CHRISTIAN NAME. IT’S SAD THE DEVIL IS SO SCARED IT HAS TO USE GOD’S NAME TO MASK ITSELF FROM THE WORLD. THEIR PLAN IS TO PROTEST AND CREATE UPHEAVAL SO THAT CITIZENS OR FAMILIES ACT VIOLENTLY TOWARDS THEIR CULT MEMEBERS. MOST OF THESE MEMEBERS ARE BLOOD RELATED TO THEIR LEADER PHELPS. HE AND 11 OF HIS CHILDREN ARE LAWYERS AND HAVE CREATED THIS SCAM OF A CULT TO SUE CITIES FOR LACK OF PROTECTION WHEN OUTRAGED CITIZENS LAY THE SMACK DOWN ON THEM DURING PROTESTS. I CANNOT IMAGINE THE GRIEF AND PAIN THAT THESE FAMILIES ARE EXPERIENCING. ALTHOUGH I HAVE NO DIRECT TIES TO THE MINERS OR THEIR FAMILIES I FEEL AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF GRIEF FOR THESE FAMILIES AND MY COMMUNITY. I KNOW BUCKHANNON PEOPLE AND I KNOW IT IS GOING TO BE VERY HARD FOR THEM NOT TO BE ANGERED BY THESE EVIL PROTESTORS. I BEG TO YOU BUCKHANNON AND THE MINERS FAMILIES, AS ONE OF YOUR OWN, PLEASE WITH GOD BEHIND YOU AND FOR THE MEMORY OF THESE FALLEN MINERS PLEASE IGNORE THESE HATEFULL BEINGS. DO NOT GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT. GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE AND HE WANTS YOU TO BE A BETTER PERSON AND NOT LET EVIL TEMPT YOU INTO THEIR HELL. IT IS YOUR TURN TO FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY. FIGHT THE URGE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THESE PEOPLE. THEY DON’T EVEN EXSIST! THEY DON’T EVEN EXSIST! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO HEAL RANDALL!
    ANGIE ~BUCKHANNON NATIVE~

  42. 42
    MELISSA says:

    AS A WV NATIVE AND DAUGHTER OF WV COAL MINER, I CAN NOT BELIEVE THE TRASH COMING FROM PHELPS AND HIS CULT. THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THESE MINERS HAVE BEEN LIVING A HELL NO ONE CAN IMAGINE SINCE JAN 2, TO COME TO THEIR MEMORIAL SERVICES TO PROTEST IS JUST WRONG AND SICK. I’M A FIRM BELIEVER IN “WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND” AND I CAN’T WAIT TIL PHELPS GETS HIS. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE WBC NOT MAKE IT OUT OF WV IN ONE PIECE, BUT THATS WHAT THEY WANT TO HAPPEN SO THEY CAN SUE THESE FAMILIES. I WOULD HATE TO SEE 1 WV PENNY END UP IN THEIR POCKETS. WV IS A STATE OF PROUD, HARD WORKING, AND FAMILY ORIENTED PEOPLE, WE ALL NEED TO STICK TOGETHER AGAINST THE WBC AND LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR IGNORANCE IS WASTED ON US. GOD BLESS THE MINERS SOULS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND PRAY THAT RANDALL GETS WELL.

  43. 43
    Ty, Rainbow loving butt-pirate says:

    To the Lady Phelps: Tell Fred I send him my love.

    To everyone else: It’ll be funny when someone decides “To hell with it, I’m sick of hearing them” and laying the smack on one of them. I’d like to meet him some day under false pretenses then watch as he gets physically ill by telling him I’m gay XD.

    They all needs major medical help, can’t they all be found legally insane or something?

  44. 44
    chuck says:

    First let me tell youthat I am a Christian. I am a decon in the baptist church. And I don’t know what God they are worshiping, but MY GOD is a God of love. “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD” not hated. The apostle Paul tells us in 1st Timothy chapter 2 that we should pray for our enemies, and I have to say, this so called WBC needs a lot of prayer. Now on with the business. There is no way that you are a legitimate church, because the Baptist Administration would have booted you butt out of the way by now! You want to talk about my neighbors here in West Virginia, they are better people than you could ever be in your whole life. I know you tried to come here to picket one of the churches in this area. But as a hotel manager I would have fired any of my employees that rented you a room. Satan may have a hold on your soul, but he doesn’t have mine. Everyone involved in this church needs to go home and actually pick up the BIBLE and read it. Remember, it was my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who said, “He who is without sin cast the first stone.” And I know you are a sinner. All men sin and fall short of the grace of God. You want to try and hurt people with your words of hate? Go ahead. But I encorage everyone to pray that God has mercy on your souls on that glorious day of judgement.

  45. 45
    ShoNuff says:

    All I ask is that the world does not use this Phelps character and his “church” (cult) as examples of what Christians are really supposed to be. The man is ignorant and relies on the ignorance of others to gain followers. In my honest opinion, I think he’s a piece of trash that has his judgement coming. Oh…and as a WV native…he’d better hope that no one gets ahold of him while he’s there.

  46. 46
    evillekat says:

    WBC tried their silly little picket here in Evansville, IN at a soldiers funeral all they succeeded in doing was uniting the local community against them. All the local veterans came out on their motorcycles to drowned out their hate noise. They also held up HUGE American flags in front of them so they could not be seen. Westboro Baptist Church thank you for bringing us all together against you!

  47. 47
    evillekat says:

    Also, I almost forgot to mention only six of those pussies showed up here, so much for their huge protest. Fred, Shirley Christ loves you even though you mock his love for all mankind.

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    Michele Tusing says:

    I will be going to the miner’s memorial with my family, friends, coworkers, and some of our local churches. We will be at the memorial to stand with all of our backs to the protesters and ignoring all they have to say. It will be damn hard to refrain from hurting them, but we will defeat them by doing so. We plan to stand between them and the grieving families so they can not be heard. We can’t allow them to upset these people any more. They have just been through hell. As fellow West Virginians, we need to support these grieving families. I hope many more will be there to help block out the lunatics.

  49. 49

    You seem to have some issues, Shirley.

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    Angie says:

    They hate coal miners….what do you think fuels the light inside their compound where they plot to inflict their evil doctorine. Coal fuels much of the electricity in this nation. Crazy people. Ladies and Gentlemen I would unfortunately hate to introduce the President and Vice President of Hell Fred and Shirley Phelps. Who needs terrorists when you have so kind loving individuals as these? Freedom of speech is one thing? Cruelty and Emotional Abuse towards others? Way to serve the Lord Freddy. Hey did you know that Fred Phelps starred in a movie? SHIRLEY you have, its called Freddy got Fingered. I know that was probably way over the line but no matter who you are you have to admit its funny! Freddy needs to spend some time with Bubba in the Federal Pen. Bubba would give him the love and attention Freddy really needs. He’s This Penis with legs has the intelligence of Flintstone and the heart of Kruger. Before I die there is nothing I want more than to crap on Freddy’s grave. Because I know he’s the devil God will overlook my doing so. Who’s with me?

  51. 51
    Angie says:

    This letter was Written by Molly to Shirley. Following is Shirley’s Rebuttal. This is Cruel.

    The West Virginia Questions: So …Who Sent That
    Lightening Bolt? And … Why Is A Sovereign God
    Dramatically Cursing You To Your Face?

    Dear Shirley,
    I am an idiot for writing this email to people who are obviously irrational, uncaring,mentally and emotionally unhealthy individuals. However, after learning about your
    plans to come to WV and protest the funerals I have found your group to be so outrageous that I can not help myself to at least express my views, whether or not anyone
    reads this or not. Apparently spreading radical, insulting and hateful messages is something that you take pride in and feel that it’s your duty to spread hate. My question
    is what or who gives you the right to judge anyone? You seem to like to target everyday people who go through tragedies, so what makes you think that the hurtful words you say and the actions you take are better than everyone else is? What happened to you in your life to make you so miserable? How do you justify your hate and the fact that you seem intent on inflicting it on others? Are you a shock seeker? Is that why you do this? How do you call yourself a Christian? As stated in the subject line, I am a PROUD WEST VIRGINIAN, and no amount of criticism from you or anyone else will make me feel differently. The whole world has been touched by this tragedy and I am assuming that that is one major reason why you are doing this, because it’s a perfect way to get attention. But why on God’s green earth
    would you want to hurt people who have already suffered so much? Can you honestly say that you will be doing the right thing when you look a 5 year old child in the face and tell
    them that you are glad that their loved one is dead? Is that really what you think that God wants you to do? If so then you and I obviously do not know the same God. Here is the thing, you are completely entitled to your opinion, but why would you want to force that on emotionally distraught people who are in mourning? I actually want to hate you, but I have been raised to forgive people as God forgives. So instead let me just say that I pray that you do not make the trek to WV and that you leave those poor families alone to mourn in peace. But if you do come then I pray for you and your safety because you will more than likely run across unhappy and maybe even angry West Virginian’s which could lead to an unpleasant trip to an absolutely wonderful state. May God bless you with caring, compassion, and understanding and most importantly love.
    Molly

    Here’s Shirley’s Rebuttal
    Dear Molly,
    First of all, let’s dispense with the farce that you are trying to perpetrate here. Let’s not
    pretend in any way that you aren’t judging us!
    You are a hell-bound hypocrite! You spend your entire first sentence judging us, only to
    turn around and tell us not to judge! Having read this email, the only thing that’s
    verifiable in the whole undisciplined mess, are the first four words: “I am an idiot”. You
    should have just left it at that, and then at least it would have been honest. The biggest
    reason that you are an idiot is because you damned your soul writing this blasphemous
    email to the servants of the Most High.
    As for all the other babbling you do, let’s boil it down to this: You are from West
    Virginia, and you hate our guts, because we are going to come to your filthy little hole on
    Brokeback Mountain and turn on the bright lights. You and yours want nothing to do
    with the Gospel. You want nothing to do with righteousness. You want to continue to
    wallow in your filthy manner of life, and pretend as though you don’t see the fact that the
    Lord your God, who controls EVERYTHING, is sending destruction on this evil country
    by the batch! Think Katrina, Rita, earthquakes, tornados, goofy Arabs in airplanes, a
    retarded peacock named W, airplanes and space shuttles dropping out of the sky like
    rocks, floods, thousands of the youth of this evil country coming home in Gallon sized
    zip-lock bags from Iraq, and your favorite: Lightning bolts! Who, pray tell, sent the
    lightning bolt? Zeus? Santa? The Easter Bunny? If God has the power to bless, then he
    has the power to curse! America has been irreversibly doomed! There is no turning back
    the anger and wrath of the Lord on this evil nation! The Destroyer is at hand!
    So, what is this nation’s filthy manner of life, you might ask? This nation is full of people
    just like you – that’s why it’s filthy! People who imagine a vain thing – that God loves
    everyone! Therefore, you can live any filthy manner of life that you want, and still go to
    heaven when you die. You can be any vile manner of fag beast, for instance, and good
    old God still loves you! You are the worst kind of person, because you comfort people in
    their sins, and don’t exhort them to live soberly, righteously and godly.
    Psalms 2:1 ¶ Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
    2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the
    LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
    3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
    4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
    You and your WV brethren are raging, and trying to plot a way to harm the people of
    God. But know this: We will come to WV by the hand of our God, and will leave WV
    by the hand of our God – no weapon formed against us will prosper. We will deliver the
    ultimatum of the King of Glory – America is doomed! God is mocking you in the midst
    of your calamity!
    One more thing, Molly: You’ve just got to love the parallel between what happened to
    those miners and what’s happening to this evil world. Those miners died breathing in
    colorless, odorless gases that were slowly killing them. They could tell themselves that it
    was going to be all right, but there eventually came that last breath. This world, because
    the Lord hasn’t totally destroyed it yet, presumes that God is the same kind of creatureworshipping
    beast that they are, and therefore goes along ignoring the words of God, the
    messengers of God, and the adumbrations of his wrath. You can tell yourselves that it’s
    not so, but that last breath will come, and then you’ll call upon the mountains to fall on
    you in order to hide you from the wrath of your creator. In fact, you’ll wish that you were
    two miles deep in the earth like those miners!
    Psalms 50:16 ¶ But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my
    statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
    17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
    18 When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker
    with adulterers.
    19 Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
    20 Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son.
    21 These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether
    such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
    22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to
    deliver.
    23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright
    will I shew the salvation of God.
    You’re going to hell.
    Read all of http://www.godhatesamerica.com, http://www.priestsrapeboys.com, and
    http://www.smellthebrimstone.com.
    Thanks for writing.
    Shirley Phelps-Roper
    1/10/2006

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    What these hatemongering, hell serving WBC fools fail to realize is this. They have upped the ante with their attention starved, greedy pickets to the point that they have ticked so many people off around this country with their anti soldier crap that eventually some crazy old Vet. sniper from the Nam. war is going to be at some picket, up a tree or on a roof top a couple of hundred yards away and start popping a can of ass kick on these fools and their children.

    Or, Some Vet. with REAL KNOWLEDGE of explosives is going to wait till the whole hateful lot is in their cult house (IE: church) at one time and blow the whole mess off the face of the map. And who are the ones that will suffer? As usual, it will be the WBC children and other innocents not even connected with those WBC fools.

    Others in other States (Their own State as well.) have made tries at killing these fools in several ways and failed. It is only a matter of time before someone succeeds in killing one or all of those WBC fools. Personally speaking, I hope they have pushed some bunch of miners there in WV too far and they decide to take those WBC fools out! It would not bother me at all to see the whole lot dead. Perhaps those WBC fools would then get the point that they have gone to far. But I doubt those WBC fools can learn ANYTHING! They are too INBRED to think for themselves.

    When is any State, City or Town going to get the clue that these WBC fools are not even recognized as a church by any other church or church council nor are they recognized by tax offices as a non-profit (501-C3) organization and not worthy of the protections they demand as a church and are a danger to all those around them.

    Bloody hell! They are not even wanted in any other free (And not so free.) country on this planet. So pass laws in each State, City and Town against that lot of hateful WBC fools and force them back into their hateful little compound in Topeka Kansas and keep them locked in there till they all die off. They are NOT WANTED ALIVE IN THIS WORLD!

    Lady Donna Marie Royce

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    Desirefrom West Virginia says:

    You don’t screw around with coal miners.

    “Yes sir, Sheriff, they was protesting, and me and the boys went over there and had a prayer meetin’ with ’em, before the funeral, you know, and they all repented their sins and beat each other to death, right there. Durnedest thing…”

    Maybe they just don’t know who WEST VIRGINIAN’S really are????? *grin*

    And as far as their protestors go … haven’t they ever heard of “Wrong Turn”? I have been in West Virginia all my life and it wouldn’t surprise me if the picketers either “disappear” or leave WV in bodybags.

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    Tim says:

    As a Christian, I have to say these roaches are nuts.
    The Bible verses they quote are taken out of context to support their hatred.
    I have done a lot of research on this group. Fred Phelps is the pastor of WBC. He is a disbarred lawyer and was a violent abusive father. He often would beat his children with a mattock handle and a 5 foot long leather strap.
    four of his adult kids have left the WBC cult. Fren has written each of them letters telling them they have beem voted out of the church and are bound for hell. The other nine kids (all adults) remain loyal to him.
    In the 1970’s, Phelps devised a money making scheem involving candy sales. He never paid the manufacturer of the candy and has attempted to sue the candy maker. He also used to send two of his (now estranged) kids out to do lawnmowing jobs to raise money. He would not allow them any breaks or meals untill they spent 12 to 18 hours working.

    On a final note, some people here have compared these clowns to Pat Robertson and Focus on the Family. I feel most critics of Focus on the Family have misunderstood what FOTF is really all about. I encourage you to go to their website and find out for yourself. Focus on the Family is not the extremist ideals you may think they are. You can find their website by doing a search on it.

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    Joe DeGroff says:

    One of the miners that died was a friend of mine. Not only was he a great guy, but he was a fantastic Christian and a great soul-winner.

    The ironic part about this thing is that the church we attend stands AGAINST the homosexual movement. Jim (the miner) loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all of his heart, and I would venture to guess didn’t even know what “brokeback mountain” or “the Da Vinci Code” even are. I know I don’t. Also, we still use the King James Version of the Bible not “The Da Vinci Code”, so I think these people need to examine the facts before they start telling me that Jim is in Hell. When I read their article on their website about how great the slow deaths were, I almost cried. Pray for these people, they need it as much as anyone.

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    Jeff Jones says:

    About 4 years ago I was directed to their website. Still believing they were a real church, I sent a couple of emails asking “why” they hated and why they preached about a God who hates. That is NOT what the bible says (in King James or any other translation, new or old testament). They did not respond.

    Fast Forward to 2006-

    Now they are coming to my backyard! I have studied up on the group and decided a couple things-

    1. If you preach a God of Hate and respond with hate when questioned.
    2. If you only have only 90 members or so in your church and most of them are related to you by blood or marriage AND you are known by millions of people in the world, most of whom do not like you.
    3. You NEVER speak of Gods love
    4. You never quote or use parables about Jesus.
    5. You do not speak of any hope/salvation.
    6. You believe that only members of YOUR church are going to heaven.

    -Then you might be a cult.

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    chuck says:

    I have to respond to what Shirley wrote earlier. Who are you to judge anyone? Im not judging you. The only salvation anyone can be sure of is their own. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy and told him to remember where he came from…because he was once a lost sinner too. You may not want to admit it but you sin everyday of your life. I have repented and I am still a sinner. I don’t blatantly sin, yet I still sin. Yes, I will say, God does pour out his wrath sometimes. But do you know what he has more of than that? Grace and Love. A true Christian is to strengthen and encourage their brethern. Not put down and hold down. The supreme act of Gods wrath came when My lord and savior was hanging on the cross of calvery. My Lord is the only one that had to die for the sins of others, not 12 miners her in west virginia, not our brothers and sisters fighting a war in iraq, not the thousands who died in the 9-11 attacks. In your mind, you may think you are right by saying the hurtfull statements that you make. But is it uplifting to Christians everywhere? Frankly I think its disgusting. I thank God every second of everyday for his amazing grace. I thank God for his Glorious second covenant with mankind, because there was no saving grace in Mosaic law. And the main thing is…I LOVE GOD AND GOD LOVES ME, and there is nothing you or anyone like you can do about it. PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD! And I will be praying for everyone. Mine enemies and my neighbors and my brethern.

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    John says:

    This is just a ploy to shift the attantion off mine safty off and the dangeours of the coal minig industry both to the workers and the environment.

    I would not be suprised if phelps was told to do this.He’ doing it to take away form real isssues like how coame the miners did not have a union and so one.

    Don’t take the bate, West Virginia has a long history of resisting the coal barrends,they can do it again. If you look at actual history WV and the rest of Appilacia is NOT the right wing Mecca Hoylwood loves to portray it as. History is very different.

    The issue of the miners is not Homosexuality, they were not gay, they went to a Bapitst church.The issue is how come the few existing rules on mine safety were igonored by a wealhty coroperation.

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    Cindy says:

    I will pray for everyone associated with WBC that God finds you before you leave this world.

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    Tracy says:

    I find them (the Phelps Cult)laughable. Fools only fool themselves and that gang is as foolish as fools can be. I was born and raised in WV. I no longer live there but have many GREAT and WONDERFUL friends still there. At first I along with my friends were angry. Then I was hurt. Not for me but for the miners families that must endure this hideous and tradgic group of fools that are coming to WV from Kansas. If I were there I would be happy to hold up signs and flags and sing at the top of my lungs to sheild the families from this group of hate mongering low lifes. Please people from WV protect your people….they have enough pain and heartbreak to deal with. They lost their loved ones and need your protection now more than ever. Show them what West Virginians are made of. Sing loud and long…Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound that Saved a Wretch Like Me….I wish I could be there for the miners families to support them and show them love…By the way I am one of the people they say they hate….I am gay. This is what we have to deal with everyday of our lives. United we stand together the Phelps Cult will fall. We may not agree on many issues but I think we can all come together when it comes to this hateful bunch of losers. Stay strong WV. You have our hearts and prayers with you through this horrible tradgedy….We LOVE YOU!!!!

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    Gregg says:

    Shirley,

    You and your family are the lowest form of life there is. The fact that I, like so many other americans, have had so many of our ancestors die to provide you with the blanket of freedom that you so enjoy living and sleeping under each and every day and night of your pathetic little life, makes me want to vomit. You and your mindless family need to experience life outside these walls that protect you, and allow you to say whatever you feel like saying, weather it hurts others or not. Yes we have those civil rights, but with those rights comes responsiblities. You, like the few that want to take God out of the schools and government, and yes you are just as they are, the brainless wanders that you are, ought to feel privilaged to live here in this free country, and learn to respect others, or are you that incapable of learning anything beyond what you already think you know. I bet if the truth be known, is that you and your family have never been outside the confines of your own little fucked up world, there in kansas, and by the way, how do you like having sex with animals? The fact that you and your family are projecting this image to people makes me proud to know that the constitution is working and that we still need to make some amendments to it so that when people like you abuse those rights, are held accountable for what they say and do. If you were living in other parts of the world, you would have the privilage of being able to do what the government tells you to do, what not to say, or what religion you would have. In order for narrow minded people to learn to appreciate what they have and not abuse it they need to have those things that make them so comfortable taken away from them, but even then, I know you wouldn’t appreciate anything.

    I don’t know where your inbreeded family gets off saying those things to hurt those families that have lost loved ones in any tragedy, obviously you haven’t lost anyone close to you in any situation, but then again, who would want to be close to you. You are scum of the earth and if God hates anyone it is YOU!! God forbid anything should happen to you on your way to WV, but if it did, the world would be a much better place. I just hope all of your family is with you so that God can just use one swipe of his hand to get rid of all you. You are not worth the waste energy to have to use more than just that one. Then you will know what Hell is. Getting warm? Can you smell and taste the sulfur?

    It’s easy to manipulate verses out of the Bible, and to abuse the rights that are given to you in order to try to justify your ignorance, but the simple truth is that the Bible has been translated sity-six times and the contistution is constantly being amended because of people like you who think that they can ubuse them.

    To sum it all up, you and your family are just a waste of time, a waste of space, and a waste of good oxygen. It would be great if you and people like you would just go away. To you, your family, and to those that think that we need to take God out of everything, I say “IF YOU DON’T LIKE THIS GREAT COUNTRY, AND THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED? THERE ARE NO WALLS KEEPING YOU HERE, AND I AM SURE NO ONE WILL STOP YOU, GET THE FUCK OUT!!”

    ___________________________________________________________

    ONE NATION UNDER GOD!
    IN GOD WE TRUST!
    AND
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    AND FOR MY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN WEST VIRGINIA, THIS ONE IS FOR YOU. MY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

    Our Father, who art in heaven,
    Hallowed be thy Name.
    Thy kingdom come.
    Thy will be done,
    On earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    As we forgive those who trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    But deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom,
    and the power,
    and the glory,
    for ever and ever.
    Amen.

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    pale rider says:

    okay, from what I heard is this Phelps and company support terrorists, and have actually traveled over to the middle east. they support saddam and bin laden. but in the bible it says not to sleep with animals. yet some mid east country’s you can sleep with your goats and sheep. but it has to be a male goat. boy that makes sense. and rumor has it that they justify incest because it is in the bible. in fact they are probably decedents of the two girls that got their dad drunk and had sex with him! yet, those three made it out of Sodom and Gomorra while the mom looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt! yeah, that was some righteous people. also, their are court documents on line that show police records of family abuse by dad Fred. both with his children and his wife. and some of the estranged children point to this also. but, some of the ones that got beat the worse are still in his cult. they say America is doomed because they harbor fags? well, America is doomed for harboring, terrorist supporting, animal molesting, child and wife beating, funeral protesting groups like the Phelps. at the gates of heaven when they think they are spotless and are cast down, they will picket heaven and protest out side their gate that says they are right, and the all mighty is wrong. how god is doomed and garbage like that. I have read the bible three times. they like certain passages, and just stick with those. but in the bible god even repents once. yes, even god has repented. maybe they should do like wise. I live in America, I love this country. I disagree with homosexuality, but that is THIER free agency to do so. also, with the Phelps being terrorists, they should be locked up for years with out any reason. to the Phelps, why not move? you can go to the middle east. I am sure they would love to have you there. bring your own goats though. but you would not last their. they would tear you apart. they are evil, and they know it. they keep all of their dark secrets in their compound and their will be an x files on them some day. oh, and Phelps if you or any of you take this off you are violating my first amendment right! get used to it. the mountins will fall on these people and they still wont repent!

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    samantha says:

    You know what I’d like to see? Someone take dozens of eggs and just pelt the shit outta them. I’d love it! Shirley and Fred with yoke on their face, would be truly heart warming for me. They hide behind their supposed love of God, all their after is attention, which, I might add, is sinful behavior, don’tcha know? ;) They don’t believe in God or his work anymore than the next jackoff cult. Its just one big circus for them, with Mr. Phelps as the center freak in the sideshow. Thats all they are, a bunch of incestious freaks. I do feel sorry for the normal children they have. The ones who have enough brains in their heads to actually READ the bible and not get sucked into the madness. It’s ok, Mr. and Mrs. Phelps, you are not immune from God’s wrath, and when you find yourselves chilling with Satan for eternity, you will wish you hadn’t mocked him, or used his words for monetary gains.

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    RICHARD OSBURN , HUNTINGTON WV says:

    I WAS THERE, SUNDAY AT THE MEMORIAL, WITH MY GAY FRIENS,( I AM NOT), AT FIRST I WAS NOT GOING TO WALK THE HUNDRED YARDS
    TO THE PROTEST SITE. MY FRIEND HAD NOT HEARD OF THIS GROUP.
    AFTER I INFORMED HIM OF WHAT I KNEW ABOUT THEM, JO SUGGESTEDD WE WALK DOWN THERE, AND HONESTLY, I WANTED TO SEE
    THESE SICK PEOPLE FOR MYSELF. I WALKED AS CLOSE AS I COULD GET,
    STANDING ON A BANK, LOOKING DOWN AT THIS PITIFUL SITE, I SAID OUT LOUD “GEEZ IS THIS ALL YOU GOT” ABOUT A DOZEN GLOSSY EYED IDIOTS STANDING ON OUR AMERICAN FLAGS, IN MUD.
    WITH OUR PROUD STATE TROOPERS GUARDING THEM. RELUCTANTLY.
    I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I READ THE SIGNS. NONE OF WHICH MADE ANY SENSE TO THE RATIONAL MIND.
    I LOOKED AT MY FRIEND, HE WAS HURTING. I REACHED FOR HIS HAND, HE GAVE ME HIS HAND, AS TO SHAKE IT. I SAID NO I WANT YOUR HAND. I REACHED FOR HIS LEFT HAND, TAKING IT IN MY RIGHT HAND, AND I HELD IT. THEN I RAISED IT OVER OUR HEADS, LOCKED EYES WITH AN IDIOT, AND SMILED, I WATCHED THE STATE POLICE LOOK AT US. NO JUDGEMENT FROM THEM. A GROUP OF STUDENTS BEHIND US CHEERED US ON. THE IDIOT SAID” WE HAVE FAGS IN THE CROWD”. AS SOON AS THE IDIOT SAID THAT, A MAN IN THE CROWD LUNGED FOR THE IDIOT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THEN, BUT WITHIN 15 SECONDS THEY WERE RUNNING FOR THERE VANS WITH PA TAGS.
    THE CROWD CHEERED AND ROARED WITH LAUGHTER. WE WON. THEY SCRAMBLED LIKE THE HATE SPITTING COWARDS, THAT THEY REALLY ARE. THE COPS WERE LAUGHING , SMILING AND SHAKING HANDS WITH THE GUY THAT LUNGED AT THE PROTESTORS.
    PRAY FOR THE MINERS FAMILIES, AND RANDAL MCLOY

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    nina says:

    I applaud you Richard Osburn, for doing that, its people like you that we need more of to show those idiots that they will not break our spirits,but only make us realize how strong we are are when we stand together. I am the wife of a coal miner here in West Virginia and he is one of the most wonderful men you could ever meet and never has a bad word to say about anyone and it broke my heart to read the article these Westboro people printed. God will judge them for their multitude of sins toward His people and their punishment will be that of burning fire in hell, maybe…fueled by coal !!!!

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    Jeannie says:

    So sad Fred…

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    Jeannie says:

    Fred and his family based Church is a joke. Cult more like it. This person sues anything and everybody to make a living, beats his wife and kids, tells people they are going to hell, who the heck is he to Judge anyone or to say where they are going ? I belive this Fred person is a false prophet and is doing the work of the devil. His family backs him up, well all except 3 I belive, Thank GOD they got out. What type of person beats a infant to make him sit still in Church, or makes 6 and 7 yr olds run 10 miles a day while his fat lazy self sits at home thinking ways to belittle his family. I want the wife of this monster to look at what she allowed him to do to her children, what type of Mother are you… I can say your not… no Mother would ever stand by while some freak beat her kids, her, and tore up the house on a regular basis. Myself and I’m betting millions of other Mothers would never stand for that. I would spend time in prison before some freak beat me or my kids.. He would be pushing up daiseys real quick.

    To the people whom this deranged cult protests their family funerals, remember this… He is doing the Devils work.. Not Gods. God will punish him not soon enough, but in Gods time. Keep your heads up, thank God for the time you had with your loved ones, the bible tells us that our loved ones are not ours to keep, they are Gods children to call home when he see’s fit. I know it doesnt make it easier. but think of this.. When we all die and meet up with our families, we sure wont be seeing him. I pray for all of you and your lost loved ones.. May Gods hand rest on your shoulder and you hear his gentle voice whispering that everything is going to be just fine.

    God Bless

    Jeannie

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    Mr. OSBURN,

    I can not say how proud I am of you right now and I bet your Gay friend is as well. I am an intersexed (The old term is Hemorphadite. Born both male and female) and I thought I was Transgendered for the longest time until after my surgery (Sexual Reassignment Surgery) on the 19th of Sept. 2000 and the truth came out. I wish I had a friend like you to back me up like you did for your friend.

    I have tracked and interacted on the net with the Phelps cult and they hate my guts because I called them on the hate they spit. They are absolutely crazy and a danger to each other, their children, grandchildren and other innocents around them and need to be locked up PERMANENTLY IN A MENTAL HOME! There are laws in each State that do provide for this.

    To the individual that lunged at the Phelps hate cult. DO IT AGAIN! I have shown Mr. Osburn’s letter to some friends and they all laughed their tails off at the hate cult running from you and think what you did was WAY COOL. Perhaps if others in other States, Cities and Towns lunged at that hateful bunch IN MASS, they just might learn (But I doubt it.) that they are not wanted around ANYWHERE and STAY THE BLOODY HELL IN TOPEKA!

    Again. Thanks to the both of you for what you did on the 15th.

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    THE PHELPS HATE CULT IS AT IT AGAIN AND COMING BACK TO WV. “Sodomite West Virginians, the real Brokeback Mountaineers. WBC to picket the fag-infested University of West Virginia in Morgantown on the first day of their shameful, infamous Gay Pride Week — Monday, April 3 — in religious protest & warning: “God is not mocked!” God Hates Fags! & Fag- Enablers! Ergo, God hates West Virginia. And WBC will picket a sampling of sodomite whorehouses masquerading as Morgantown churches – Sunday, April 2. And WBC will picket Sago Baptist Church in Tallmansville – Sunday, April 2.” GO GET THEM WV AND KNOCK THEM BACK TO TOPEKA!

    Lady Donna Royce
    Minneapolis MN

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    Jeannie says:

    Lady ? lol very funny, maybe trash, but not a lady.
    God hates nobody, read the Bible . Have you ever thought that your hell bound father has brainwashed all of you kids? Look at your sad mother, she ALLOWED her kids to be BEAT because she was scared to leave.. what does that tell you ? Would or do you allow your husband to beat you and your kids? I cant wait to read the headlines when you and your devil filled family gets their butts kicked by someone your protesting . Trust me, it’s comming soon.

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    Jeannie says:

    Donna

    I appologize… I thought you were one of them…

    a million appologies to you.

    j

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    Jeannie,

    First off: Apology accepted.

    Second: This is the first time since I started tracking those Phelps hate cult fools on the web in March of 1998 that I have ever been accused of being one of them. A VERY DISQUIETING FEELING! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! Don’t anyone ever equate me with those HATEFUL FOOLS again!

    It is due to fools like this that I have given up the Christian fath and became WICA. Throughout history, the Christian fath (Starting with the Catholic Church.) has been responsible for all kinds of hate, war, torture and pain. ALL IN THE NAME OF GOD! I find WICA to be quieter, calmer and more peaceful, so I will stick with that.

    As for the Phelps hate cult. I can not stand them and wish all the states in this country would band together and toss the lot of them and all the other religious nut cases out of the country and onto a deserted island somewhere. This country would be better off for it. Personally, I have no use for a God that hates, kills, maims and otherwise destroys just for the fun of it or because he/she gets ignored.

    All in all. SIC EM WV and try to teach those Phelps fools a lesson they will NEVER FORGET!

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    jess says:

    I’ve seen Phelp’s shit first eremony was overhand when my friend Ryan was killed during a hate crime in WV. The convicted ran him over in their car twice before he died and he was gay. The clan came to the vigalance with signs that said god hates fags and so forth. If they were so big and so bad why did they get into there cars and jet off as soon as the ceremony was over??? Probably because they knew they were going to get there asses kicked……fuckin pussies…. yeah god loves you assholes…burn in hell for protesting the mining incident…you’re a radical bullshit org. I hope your childen don’t feed into your shit. God bless the miners..

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    Jess,

    The Phelps Hate Cult is 99% comprised of his family in one way or another. So his children (Those that were too stupid to think on their own) DO BUY INTO HIS HATEFUL CRAP and they are now ramming it down their own children’s and grandchildren’s necks. Of Phelps’s 13 children, only four (4) had the brains to get out and as far as Phelps is concerned, they are bound for hell along with the rest of us.

    Personally, I would rather be in hell then have to deal with these things. But they will be there as well, picketing the un-named one for the way he runs hell. And people wonder why I have given up the Christian faith. Just one look at the Phelps Hate Cult and you will see why I gave it up.

    Lady Donna Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    Pale Rider says:

    I love the fact that in this country we have the freedom of religion. And power to you for what you belive. But you probably never had a strong testimony in Christ to begin with to totally change religions. when I see Phelps and people like them it makes my testimony stronger in a good way. to me they do test your faith. and it is sad that because of people like that others leave a faith. and in my opinion they won, because they do not represent Christ either. but to each their own. their is a lot of awful Christians, and a lot of wonderful non-Christians. in general people (the living) can suck, and that is the bottom line. take care.

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    It takes having dealt with evil face to face to know how it looks, sounds, acts and reacts and Phelps and his hate cult defiantly fall into this category. Now I do believe it is time for some explanations here.

    Long ago (28 years ago to be exact.) I was young and stupid and wound up in a dark arts occult group in Bountiful, UT. This started with Tarot cards and ended up with me pledging my soul to the horned one. My Mum and I had (Mum passed away in 1993.) always been able to do things that others would consider magic but was just a matter of playing head games with those that ticked us off or who we felt deserved a little payback. This lead to getting involved with those that worshiped the dark one.

    Mum started when she was 7 years old (She was tricked into it.) and she was not able to break free until she was in her early 20s. The people that tricked her were those that served the dark one. She got out of that mess, but it cost her A LOT and the dark one kept making stabs at getting her back. Then I got mixed up in the same thing at 20 and it took Mum 8 years to help me to get out from under the dark one’s thumb as well and I have thanked her each and every day for her help.

    If you think WICA worships the dark one, you would be wrong. They worship peace, love and nature. But, But and then again BUT! If you think that the dark one lets go without a huge fight, you are deluding yourselves again. He has tried on countless occasions to get his filthy claws on me. The last three times were in June of 1995, April of 1996 and July of 2003.

    On each occasion I had a heart attack due to collapsed arteries that needed stints to keep them open. On the first round in 95 I died 8 times on the street and the table and the attending Doctor was not going to give up on me and kept shocking me to keep me going till the collapse could be repaired. This took a total of 30 minuets and during this time, the horned one made an all out play to get me back and it wound up in a face to face battle. None the less, I won that battle, but not without scars.

    The second round came in 96. I had a horrendous motorcycle wreck in which ½ half of what made me male (Most men will get this one.) was ripped from my body and destroyed. I was in a coma for about a month and a ½. During that time, the dark one made another play for me and this time it was a battle that any soldier in Iraq would quake in their boots at. I emerged from that battle bloody, bruised and broken but never bowed. I won but at a whopping cost.

    My wife left me due to the accident because in her words “You are no longer a man.” “You are a thing and I need a MAN!” After she left me, my Doctor informed me that “The damage can not be repaired in the male end of the spectrum.” “You can either live your life as it stands now OR the damage can be repaired in the female end of the spectrum.” “Any way you slice it, the choice is up to you.” “If you pick the female end of the spectrum, you will need to find a state to move to that will be safe for you to live in because this state (Washington State.) is not a safe one for people like you are now.” I recommend that you move to Minneapolis, MN.” “They have laws that protect Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgendered people and I am sorry to say, you now fall into that category now.”

    So, rather then live in-between the two worlds of male and female, I moved here to Minneapolis, MN and had Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS) to repair the damage on September 19th of 2000. It was during this surgery that it was discovered that I was born BOTH male and female when the Doctor found atrophied female organs where they belonged on a woman and that the vaginal opening had been stitched closed when I was born.

    This prompted him to do a chromosome test on me while the surgery was in progress and the results came back that my chromosomes were XXY! This meant that I had been born both male and female and that someone (Most likely the Doctor attending my birth.) decided I should be male and took matters into his own hands. What the heck did I as a two day old infant in 1957 have to say about the matter.
    Seven months after my SRS, a friend who was tending to my Mum four months before she died told me how Mum dropped the bomb on her, three of my friends and Mum’s Attorney how I was born Hemorphadite (The new term is Intersexed.) and my own father ordered the Doctor to stitch the female portion closed because “I don’t want no f***ing freak for a son!” Then when he divorced my Mum when I was 5, he and the Air Force ordered her to keep her mouth shut about it to me.

    When her Attorney asked her why she was speaking up now and was not afraid of what the Air Force might do to her, she said “What the hell are they going to do to me after I die?” “Dig me up and plant me UNDER Fort Levenworth?” Just do not tell my son about this UNTIL and IF he finds out about it on his own.

    Well folks, GUESS WHAT? I found out about it on my own. So all five people she told about it told me. Believe me, I WAS NOT a happy camper for a year after that. I felt betrayed. I always thought my Mum and I could talk about anything and that she would have told me about something as important as this. But when you boil it down to hard facts, my father (A card packing member of the KKK.) was and still is the root of the pain I suffered up to this point. But all in all, I am very happy to be all female now and I would never change that fact.

    Now we come to the heart attack in 2003. Another artery collapsed and another stint was placed in me. During this surgery they knocked me out for the procedure, then the Doctors stopped ½ way in-between the procedure to give me more anti-coagulant and change Doctors. They put me in a recovery room alone and doped to the max for an hour. It was at this time that the horned one made ANOTHER play for me and I almost did not win that battle.

    So, between all the fights with the horned one and dealing with what my father did to me, I think I am eminently qualified to recognize the face of evil when I see it. And believe me. The Phelps Hate Cult and the other religious nut cases like them are as evil as they come!

    None of us can afford to stand idly by like sheep and let this evil continue to run unchecked! Ignoring them and others like them and hoping they will all go away will only lead to our destruction. It is time to stand up, be counted and say “ENOUGH!” ” You will no longer degrade the funerals of our loved ones with your hateful pickets or words.” “You will no longer picket the schools of our children and force them to be locked in their classes to protect them from you.” “You will be confined to your hateful little compound until you all pass from this world and your children and grandchildren will be placed in LOVING foster homes and learn that there is more to offer them other then HATE!”

    Let us all stand up, stand tall and stop these hate cults dead in their tracks. WE DO NOT NEED THEM OR OTHER CULTS LIKE THEM!

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    HEADS UP WEST VIRGINIA!

    I heard on the news here in Minneapolis tonight that the two miners trapped in another mine died and I am so sorry for their families.

    THIS WILL DEFIANTLY DRAG THOSE PHELPS HATE CULT FOOLS BACK THERE! Check out the posting on their hate site at http://www.godhatesfags.com/fl.....ek-761.pdf.

    I do hope that the individual that lunged at those fools the last time they were there will do it again and that a pile of others will join him/her this time and hopefully beat the unholy crap out of them! These families DO NOT need these fools hassling them with their unholy crap!

    Take care West Virginia and do what ever it takes to shut that hateful Phelps Hate Cult down.

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    OK WEST VIRGINIA! IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE PHELPS HATE CULT IS ON THE WAY BACK THERE TO HARASS THE FAMILIES OF THE TWO DEAD MINERS!

    CHECK OUT THIS LINK TO THE POSTING ON THEIR HATE SITE.
    http://www.godhatesfags.com/fl.....miners.pdf

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! DO NOT LET THESE HATEFUL DEMONS FROM HELL GET AWAY WITH THEIR JUNK!

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    Please consider this.

    There is a perfectly legal way to stop Fred Phelps and his hateful cult from taking their sick pickets all over this grand country. If only anyone would show some guts and implement it. There are laws in every State that allow people to be locked up if they are proven to be a danger to themselves and others.

    Every where they go with their hateful and vulgar signs, stomp and urinate on the American flag and spit their hate, there is always SOMEONE that either makes a lunge to beat the crud out of them or actually tries to kill them in one way or another. They send their people (99% of them are his family in one way or another.) out in teams to do all this hateful junk.

    Among these teams, are the Phelps CHILDREN and GRANDCHILDREN! These poor kids have been raised hearing and living NOTHING BUT HATE 24/7/365. And now these stupid, hateful things are using these children as SHIELDS! They honestly think these children need to learn this hate and that no one would ever think to attack them with children in their ranks. WRONG! Each attack on them that has happened, the children are front and center for them to hide behind!

    They are not only a danger to each other and innocents around them, BUT TO THEIR CHILDREN AS WELL! SO! When they come to town, implement the law that allow people to be locked up if they are proven to be a danger to themselves and others. Then place the children in foster homes where they can learn that there is something in life other then hate and hateful pickets.

    This is how you can legally shut them down. All you need now is some State that has the guts to implement the law that is on their own books.

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    Jeannie says:

    Why hasnt the State of Kansas stepped in to rescue the minor children from this hate group? I’m betting money they to are being beat, abused, and used. KANSAS STATE WAKE UP. Do something about this abuse of children. Sure the head freak will file a law suit, but when abuse, mental or physical can be founded, no suit can be forth going. I pray the rest of the family, son in laws, daughter in laws will come to light that Phelps is leading them to Hell. Are they so meek and passive they would let a crazed person tell them what God says, likes, or hates? I dont understand these people. One time or another they had their own brain to think with.. where is it now?

    God hates NO BODY, all he ask’s for is your forgivness and redemption of your sins.

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    Nina says:

    Well, today I got my local news paper and there it was, another article about WBC coming to West Virginia again to protest the two miners funerals , who recently died at the
    Aracoma coal mine. I live about 25 minutes from where these men worked and know a couple of miners there. My husband is a coal miner as well.
    Tonight as my husband was preparing to leave for work (in the mines) he noticed the newspaper and sat down to read and came across this article. A few lines read like this:”Thank God for 2 more dead miners. We wish it had been 200 rather than 2.” It goes on to quote them as saying that “God hates West Virginia. God himself has now become West Virginia’s terrorist. It is blasphemous and vain for Gov. Manchin and Sen. Rockefeller to boast that they will pass law to keep anyone else from dying in the mines.” and they also stated that “God knows where all miners are and has abundant other resources to kill West Virginians.” during this article they described them selves as being “peaceful missionaries.”
    It made me sad as I watched my husband read these hateful comments that were directed to even him too. How dare these filthy animals say such slanderous and evil things about innocent men who only go to work to make a life for their families. These coal miners are good men, they have christian faith and they are loyal to their family, but I don’t need to explain whats obvious to so many. I have been subdued in this comment so far, but I wanat the WBC to know that if they come here again to this state that loves their miners, they might not make it out this time. I would love to hear on the news the next day that some locals caught the police off guard and dragged their butts in the hills and beat the holy crap out of them and tied them to a tree for sure death to come. I know thats extreme to say, but they need it. I would love to see my husband personally show them how a pick and shovel is used, haha. You people should join Osama Bin Laden in his quest to rid the world of America. But the funny thing is, is he would laugh in your face while he tortured you to death. So anyway thats my comment. thanks.

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    Nina says:

    I want to clarify if need be about the sectiion in which I say “catch the police off guard and drag their butts in the hills…” I do mean drag the West Boro bunch to the hills, not the police. :)

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    RICHARD OSBURN , HUNTINGTON WV says:

    LADY DONNA MARIE ROYCE,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT,
    I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST SAY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK FOR EQUALITY.
    I THINK YOU AND MOST OF THE WORLD WOULD BE SURPRISED BY WEST VIRGINIA. WE ARE NOT WHAT THE POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS PORTRAY US TO BE. SURE WE HAVE ISOLATED INCIDENTS, BUT FOR THE MOST PART WE ARE HUMBLE, PROUD, INDEPENDENT PEOPLE.
    WE ARE VERY PRIVATE,(MAYBE BACKWARDS AT TIMES) BUT WE HAVE A BEAUTY, INNER BEAUTY. EVEN THE ONES WHO ARE ANTI-GAY, SAY.
    “TO EACH HIS OWN,”
    I AM A NORMAL 42 YR OLD BLUE COLLAR WORKER, I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE LIBERAL VIEWS, AND RECOGNIZE WRONGS. I WAS RAISED THIS WAY. NO “N” WORD IN MY HOUSEHOLD.
    OUR PROTEST OF THE PHELPS GROUP WAS BEAUTIFUL AND OVERALL PEACEFUL, WHEN WE ARRIVED THE CROWD OF MOSTLY YOUNG WEST VIRGINIANS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS , WERE HOLDING HANDS AND SINGING ” COUNTRY ROADS”. I REALLY DON’T THINK FREDS GROUP OF ZOMBIES WERE EVER IN ANY DANGER, NOR WILL THEY EVER BE HERE.
    I HAVE READ SOME COMMENTS ON THIS FORUM, IN REGARDS TO HEATH LEDGER, WE HAVE BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN PLAYING IN OUR STATE. HEATH SAID THAT WE WERE HAVING LYNCHINGS JUST TWENTY YEARS AGO. WELL THATS HOLLYWOOD, AND FROM WHAT I HAVE READ MOST ACTORS ARE NOT HISTORIANS, OR ACADEMICS. BUT THE HURTFUL COMMENTS CAME FROM THE BLOG RESPONDERS, IT BECAME A WV JOKE PAGE. YOU CAN IMAGINE , SHEEP, SISTER JOKES, INBREEDING. IT JUST IS HURTFUL, BUT WE JUST SIT HERE AND TAKE IT ALL IN. SO MAYBE WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON IS PREJUDICIAL TREATMENT.
    PEACE TO YOU
    RICHARD OSBURN

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    RICHARD,

    Thank you for answering my post to you personaly and I am still proud of you.

    I would not be surprised by West Virginia at all. It would seem that the people there have grown up a bit and are turning away from hate. But there are still those there (Like my father, and yes, he lives there in WV.) that will NEVER LEARN and continue to use the Bible as a tool of hate! They live by and will die by HATE!

    As you can see by my rather long post about myself, my father messed up my life big time when I was 2 days old and it took me 43 years to fix the damage. But if you think that matteres to things like Phelps, my EX and stepson or my father and younger brothers, you would be wrong. All any of them are able to understand is hate and that will be their undoing.

    BUT! All in all, I am happy and healthy as I am now and all of the above can go ump at a duck and I will show them a pile of ducks to jump at!

    You keep backing up your friend and others and I will continue to keep a watch on Phelps and other nut cases like him and act accordingly and legally.

    Lady Donna

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    Pamela Williams says:

    Richard, I am a longtime freind and neighbor of Lady Royce. First I would like to say that I agree with The Lady. However, the reason for my posting is not the same. I want to assure you that not all people see West Virginia in the same way. Intellegent people see West Virginia and other rural, so called backwards areas of the country as well wellspring of information in the old way of doing things. I personally am concerned about the new generation. Children and young adults that cannot cook unless it can be popped into the microwave. I personally treasure areas relatively unaffected by modern civilization. If there was ever a major breakdown of modern civilization, there would be thousnads in the major population areas that literally could not survive. These people are sheep. Lead totally by what other people tell them. Whether it is a religious figure, a politician, a television or a neighbor. They have no real personal convictions of their own. I applaud not only your tolerance, but your state wide pride in individualism. You and your neighbors are the intellegent ones. God Bless you, Pamela Williams

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    I just heard on “NBC’s” “Today Show” that Caretta Scott King died today. I greave with her family! She was a great woman that lived by love, not by hate and is a great loss to this country.

    YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THAT IDIOT BOY PHELPS AND HIS HATE CULT WILL PICKET HER FUNERAL!

    ANYONE CONNECTED WITH THE KING FAMILY SHOULD DO WHAT IS NEEDED TO STOP THESE HATEFUL FOOLS BEFORE THEY EVEN GET STARTED!

    COME ON KANSAS! SHOW SOME GUTS AND USE EVERY LEGAL TOOL AT YOUR DISPOSAL TO SHUT PHELPS AND HIS HATE CULT DOWN PERMANENTLY!

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    RICHARD OSBURN , HUNTINGTON WV says:

    MY GRANDAUGHTER IS AFRICAN AMERICAN-WITH MELUNGEON AND SCOT-IRISH, I AM HER GRANDFATHER, AS WELL AS FATHER FIGURE. I AM TRYING TO TEACH HER ABOUT DR. KING AND HER AFRICAN ROOTS.
    (THAT SHOULD CONJURE UP A CHUCKLE OR TWO)..WHITE APPALACHIAN
    MAN TRYING TO TEACH HIS MIXED GRANDAUGHTER HER AFRICAN ROOTS.
    I FEEL IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR HER TO BE IN TOUCH WITH HER HERITAGE.
    SHE IS THE ONLY MIXED PERSON IN HER RURAL SCHOOL, AND THE BRIGHTEST. THEY ALL LOVE HER.
    SHE IS SIX, WHEN I ASKED HER ABOUT DR. KING, AND WHAT SHE HAD LEARNED AT SCHOOL, SHE REPLIED, PAPAW I WOULDN’T HAVE LIKED LIVING BACK THEN, BECAUSE THEY MADE US SIT IN THE BACK OF THE BUS. SUCH INNOCENSE, SHE WENT ON TO SAY THAT MRS. PARKS STOPPED THAT.
    HEY LADY DONNA, IF YOU HEAR FROM FRED, TELL HIM I AM GOING TO SEE BROKE BACK MOUNTAIN WED NIGHT, AFTER CHURCH. ( HONESTLY). WE HAVE DINNER AT MY CHURCH ON WED EVENINGS, THEN I AM GOING TO THE MOVIE. IT IS NOW PLAYING IN ELKINS WV,( THE CLOSEST TOWN TO THE SAGO MINE. I THINK MAYBE HIS IGNORANCE MAY HAVE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO DEMAND THE MOVIE TO BE SHOWN. I WONDER HOW FRED WOULD FEEL ABOUT MY FEMALE MINISTER???
    SMILING AND LOVING IS SO MUCH EASIER , THAN HATING AND JUDGING.
    PEACE
    RICHARD OSBURN

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    RICHARD OSBURN , HUNTINGTON WV says:

    CORRECTION, NOT ONLY IS IT PLAYING IN ELKINS, BUT ALSO CHARLESTON, HUNTINGTON AS WELL, HUNTINGTON IS WERE I’LL BE SEEING IT.
    I SHOULD ADD THAT THE NEW SCHOOL TEACHERS COMING OUT OF MARSHALL UNIVERSITY, HERE IN HUNTINGTON. ARE MORE LIBERAL, AND IF ANYTHING LIKE MY TWO ADULT KIDS, DO NOT SEE COLOR.

    MATHEW MCCONAUGHEY IS COMING TO HUNTINGTON IN FEBRUARY TO START FILMING A MOVIE FOR WARNER BROS. , TELLING THE TRUE STORY OF THE MARSHALL FOOTBALL TEAM AIRLINE CRASH OF 1970, ALL 75 ABOARD WERE KILLED.

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    Since no state in this union seems to be able to (Or have the guts.) put a stop to this hateful fool and his mindless ZOMBIES. I say it is high time for the people of any place he takes his hate to, to STAND TOGETHER AND RUN THEM OUT OF TOWN. TARRED AND FEATHERED IF NEEDS BE! This was done in the past with fools and troublemakers to great affect. Why not see if it will work again.

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    Lady Donna Marie Royce says:

    Well folks, That BB brain phelps bunch say they are going to be here this Thursday the 23rd in Anoka, MN for the funereal of Cpl. Andrew Kemple. The Patriot Guard will be there and I will be there with the guard as well to protect the Kemple family and friends from these black hearted fools.

    I read a news story on BB brain’s site and the reporter stated that the phelps bunch are begging for someone to give them a sound beating and one of these days, they are going to get it. The reporter also reminded the BB brains of a Bible passage, “You reap what you sow.” and I hope that this Thursday, THEY REAP A PILE OF PAIN!

    After 8 years of tracking that hate cult on the web and getting soundly cursed with some of the most vulgar words I have had the misfortune to read or hear coming out of two supposedly christian females and one male, I AM FINALLY GOING TO FACE THEM AND TRY TO DROWNED OUT THEIR HATE FOR A WHILE!

    Perhaps this will get this State to pass funereal protection and anti picketing laws like the other 13 States and our neighbor State of Wisconsin have. I HOPE IT DOES!

    Wish me luck all!

    Lady Donna Marie Royce
    Minneapolis, MN

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    To that worthless religious cult fool shirley Phelps-Roper:

    YOU of all people talk about FORNICATION! YOU had a child out of wedlock years ago. You have no right to cast stones when you have sinned yourself SAYS JESUS!

    Besides Fred Phelps is a homo child molester. No wonder his children and grandchildren have nothing to do with him.

    I suppose that you are oppressing that abuse, Shirley!

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