It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
You're aware that's what they try to do, right?
Phelps was a freakin' lawyer. It's a scheme.
They piss people off and do all of their irrational nonsense. Then when someone gets pissed and attacks them, that person gets sued. It's what they do. It's how he and his church makes money.
Originally posted by Perseus Apex
reply to post by ShadowArcher
Respect life. It is a gift NOT to be taken lightly as 'your' very life.
[edit on 24-7-2010 by Perseus Apex]
Originally posted by Darkrunner
You make your life's work increasing the suffering of people that are already suffering?
Phelps earned a law degree from Washburn University in 1962, and founded the Phelps Chartered law firm in 1964. The first notable cases were related to civil rights. "I systematically brought down the Jim Crow laws of this town," he says. Phelps' daughter was quoted as saying, "We took on the Jim Crow establishment, and Kansas did not take that sitting down. They used to shoot our car windows out, screaming we were 'n-word' lovers," and that the Phelps law firm made up one-third of the state's federal docket of civil rights cases.
Phelps took cases on behalf of African American clients alleging racial discrimination by school systems, and a predominantly black American Legion post which had been raided by police, alleging racially based police abuse. Phelps' law firm obtained settlements for some clients. Phelps also sued then-President Ronald Reagan over Reagan's appointment of a U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, alleging this violated separation of church and state.
Originally posted by thecause
whats wrong with not being pro [snip] ya'll sick as hell herr i won't judge nobody but god will... and if you don't believe in him have fun wit ya rfid chips and wateva..... crazy thang is music now tells u..... if there is a satan there is a god i'm done with this post... [snip]
Originally posted by muzzleflash
I just find it sad that even here at ATS we have like 99% of the population foaming at the mouth with hate and anger for this silly old man, and they failed to research his history and find out he was no where near as bad as they were told to think by the media.
Unless you guys hate civil rights for colored peoples, and dislike the separation of church and state?
Didn't think so.