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Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
reply to post by SpectreDC
You know i always thought the Bible had it wrong when it said "the meek shall inherit the Earth". Surely the translation should be "the GEEK will inherit the earth".
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
The Westboro Baptist Church craves attention, and I'm sorry they get it. Instead, I imagine a world where everyone ignores vermin like that and they shrivel up into themselves and live happily ever after...and so do we.
Originally posted by Patriotgal
SUPER-KEWL, boys and girls!!!
Having been to many "worldcons" (Where geeks, go to "hook-up"), I can appreciate the scene!! Just wish I had been there!!
I met BOTH my Lesbian Lover (of 20 years!), AND my part-time hubby, there!!
It IS refreshing, to be surrounded, by people with IQ's ABOVE room temp!! Plus, ANYTIME, you get to bust the chops, of some ultra-religous freak, good times!!
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Originally posted by Darkrunner
You make your life's work increasing the suffering of people that are already suffering?
Actually he started out doing tons of good things and bringing justice to black folks of whom no one else would take their cases.
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.
And the CNN article
"'Most-hated,' anti-gay preacher once fought for civil rights"
Before you condemn someone blindly simply because you disagree with them on some issue, at least do the smallest bit of research on them.
The guy clearly isn't as bad as everyone paints him as. He has never hurt anyone's civil liberties. Sure disagree with him all you want, that's your right. Just understand he is not 100% evil like is commonly portrayed.
He has done many good things for folks who were treated extremely unfairly, and played an EXTREMELY important role in the civil rights movement by having the guts to stand up to the KKK at the threat of death.
IMHO, Phelps is a 50-50. Yin Yang type. He does as much good as he does bad lol.
He clearly stood up to defend the rights of black Americans and he stood up to defend 'separation of church and state', two wins.
[edit on 24-7-2010 by muzzleflash]