Sunday, April 6, 2008

Christmas in April???

According to the good folks at Stop the ACLU, a Maryland judge on Thursday (April 3rd, 2008) ordered liens on the Westboro Baptist Church building and the Phelps-Chartered Law office.

If the case presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett is upheld by an appeals court, the church, at 3701 S.W. 12th, and the office building, at 1414 S.W. Topeka Blvd., could be obtained by the court and sold, with the proceeds being applied toward $5 million in damages Bennett imposed on church members for picketing a military funeral.

Fred Phelps (pictured above in gay-looking cowboy regalia) the cultist leader of the pseudo-religious Westboro Baptist Church has picketed Military funerals and assailed America as “evil” because it “doesn’t hate homosexuals” as much as Fred Phelps does.

Good luck paying off those damages Rev.

God, it's like Christmas in April!


Uncle Joe said...

These guys get around. They have been in my town protesting on several occasions. In fact, they were here recently protesting something going on at a local University. I was going to go by and get some pics for my blog, but I had a family emergency that kept me away.

As a Baptist, I really don't like them calling themselves Baptists. They are little more than a cult with some kind of weird hate fetish.

In colonial days, Baptists were outlawed, except in Rhode Island.
Outside of Rhode Island, Virginia finally passed a law permitting one, but only one, Baptist preacher per county. He could preach once every two months. Later this law was modified allowing him to preach once per month in only one definite place in the county, and only one sermon on that day, and never to preach at night. Several Baptists preachers were beaten and jailed because they were preaching without the government's approval.

Phelps soils the name "Baptist". I bet Phelps actually thinks that he is being persecuted for preaching the Gospel. Actually, he is being prosecuted for reasons that have nothing to do with the Gospel or Christianity. He should change the name of his "church" or change his behavior.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

"Gay regalia' LOL! Now that was a hoot! I have to agree with Uncle Joe, They certainly don't sound like any I've ever met or seen on TV.

"He should change the name of his "church" or change his behavior."

Well said y'all!

WomanHonorThyself said...


Seane-Anna said...

I just think it's revealing that you see more conservatives condemning Fred Phelps than liberals condemning Jeremiah Wright. And JMK, thanks for stopping by my blog God and Me and leaving a comment. Cheers!

JMK said...

The WORST thing about the Phelps group is that they're pseudo-Christians and they give anti-religious zealots pseudo-ammunition to bash "Christianity."

I gave up organized religion very early on, but I hold no animosity for religious people. In fact, if religion gives some people a moral compass (and it seems to do that) then it's on the whole a good thing.

One thing I DO know is that Christ's message (Christianity) is contained exclusively in the New Testament. Christ's "Turn the other cheek," and "Love your enemies," is diametrically opposed to the teachings contained in the Old Testament - "An eye for an eye," and "Smite thine enemies."

So, ANYONE who quotes the Old Testament as so many pseudo-Christians do, is NOT a true Christian at all.

So, yes, UJ, you're right that the Phelps group is indeed "a cult."

They are certainly NOT Christians, and thus they are not really Baptists...of any kind.

JMK said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the reference Courtney...and you're right, they aren't like any Christians you've seen, because they're not Christians of any kind.

They're religion seems to amount to vile anti-Americanism, coupled with a hatred of homosexuals.

Bizarre as all that is, it doesn't really amount to any kind of real "religion."

JMK said...

Angel! I hope you've gotten over your bout of the flu.

There's no "good time" to get the flu, but few are worse than when the weather's about to change for the better.

JMK said...

Why would liberals condemn Jeremiah Wright Seane-Anna?

After all, you hear the same anti-American rhetoric on the D-Kos, the DU and the HuffPo on a daily basis!

Aside from the blatant race-hatred, they're virtually sympatico with Wright.

And most white liberals are so weak-kneed and wracked with a sense of misguided guilt that they'd never dare to criticize anything a black Leftist says, nor even how he/she says it.

They reserve their own anti-black venom for the likes of Condi Rice and Mike Steele.

The problem Seane Anna is that so much of the hard Left's ethos is comprised of anti-Americanism, that it has created a veritable "enemy within" for this country.

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