Saturday, February 28, 2009

No Statue For You

US Supreme Court rules that Fred Phelps has no right to hateful monument

In a decision handed down by the US Supreme Court, Westboro Baptist Church leader Fred Phelps has failed in an attempt to abuse the first amendment of the United States constitution in order to spread his vile and hateful gospel.

Phelps dearly wanted to contribute a statue of murder victim Matthew Shepard to a park in Casper, Wyoming featuring statues of historical significance. The inscription on the statue reads "Matthew Shepard Entered Hell October 12, 1998, in Defiance of God's Warning 'thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is abomination.' Leviticus 18:22."

Phelps' Shepard statue was rejected twice -- once in 2003 and again in 2007.

When it was rejected the second time Phelps apparently ran to the Supreme Court where he's discovered, to his dismay, that while the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, expression and the press, it does not entitle one to display hate propaganda on public property.

Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church had previously picketed Shepard's funeral where thet waved signs reading "Matt in hell" and oh-so-classily harassed his grieving parents.

One can imagine that Phelps and the WBC will likely stage some kind of protest in order to voice their objections to the Supreme Court ruling, but one thing is for certain: very few people should care.

The state is not obligated to help Phelps disseminate his intolerance under the guise of free speech.

7 comments:

  1. One wonders if Mr. Phelps practices other aspects of the Old Testament law, too.

    -Is he a member if the Israeli tribe of Levi? If not, then what the hell is he doing officiating at church ceremonies, when God clearly states that only the Levites can do this?

    -Does he eat pork, or any animal that doesn't have cloven hooves and chew its cud? If not, then he's sinning, by some standards.

    -If someone in his congregation got a skin disease, would he cast them out of the flock until they were healed?

    -If one of his daughters was raped, would he force her to move in with her rapist?

    All these rules and more are contained in the old books of Deuteronomy, Numbers, and Leviticus. And let's not forget that, as I said before, Jesus specifically condemned those Pharisees and Teachers of the Law that emphasized the letter of the law over its true spirit.

    Again, read Matthew 23: 1-36 again in the Bible, if you have one. Fred Phelps is just the kind of scum Jesus spent so much time criticizing during His time on Earth.

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  2. A few months back a local Wpg Blogger ( DailyRants - I think?) posted a Youtube video to illustrate Mr. & Mrs. Phelps' family brand of hate. I watched about three of them before I upchucked! These people are sick - the worst thing about the videos was how they used their children to propagate their hate.
    Hell must be holding special seats for those two!

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  3. I very much do believe in the general concept of hell -- even if I don't necessarily share some of the most explicit visions of it.

    Anyone care to hazard a guess where Phelps is going when he kicks the bucket?

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  4. Matthew Shepard reaped what he sowed. How many straight children have been molested and murdered by homosexuals? A lot. How many Christians have been assaulted by homosexuals because they didn't like the way they voted? A lot. How many Christian churches have been burned down by homosexuals because you disagree with the Holy Bible? A lot.
    Whatever you think, you will not be able to change God's Word and will one day have to pay the price for not believing what God has written.
    Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    Romans 1:22-27

    V22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, V23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    V24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

    V25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, Who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    V26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    V27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life. http://www.armyofgod.com

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  5. Matthew Shepard reaped what he sowed. How many straight children have been molested and murdered by homosexuals? A lot. How many Christians have been assaulted by homosexuals because they didn't like the way they voted? A lot. How many Christian churches have been burned down by homosexuals because you disagree with the Holy Bible? A lot.
    Whatever you think, you will not be able to change God's Word and will one day have to pay the price for not believing what God has written.


    Do you have proof, sir? I have yet to see many of these things on the news, the horrific crimes of evil men like John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer aside. How many actual church-burnings or beatings have been documented, since one would think such things would be front-page news?

    Matthew 23: V23 How terrible for you, Pharisees and Teachers of the Law! You hypocrites! You give to God a tenth even of the seasoning herbs, such as mint, dill, and cumin, but you neglect to obey the really important teachings of the Law, such as justice and mercy and honesty! These you should practice, without neglecting the others!

    John 8: V7 As they stood there asking him questions, He straightened Himself up and said to them, "Whichever one of you has committed no sin may throw the first stone at her. V8 Then he bent over again and wrote on the ground. V9 When they heard this, they left one by one, the oldest ones first.

    Luke 6: V37 Do not judge others, and God will not judge you; do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you; forgive others, and God will forgive you. V41 Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but pay no attention to the log in your own eye? V42 How can you then say to your brother "Please, brother, let me take that speck out of your eye. You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

    Mark 2: V15 Later on Jesus was having a meal in Levi's house. A large number of tax collectors and other outcasts were following Jesus and many of them joined Him and His disciples at the table. Some Teachers of the Law, who were Pharisees, saw that Jesus was eating with these outcasts and tax collectors, so they asked His disciples, "Why does He eat with such people? V17 Jesus heard them and answered, "People who are not sick do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts.

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  6. By contest, Rev Spitz, how many children have been molested by Catholic Priests? A lot.

    Do we blame all of Catholicism for what a few Catholic clergy do?

    More interesting than this is the number of children who've been molested by heterosexual pedophiles. Again, that's a pretty considerable number.

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  7. I thought church leaders were supposed to be teaching the way of God. Love, not hate. Look at Phelps, he divorced his own wife and blames homosexuals for it. You call that love? God frowns upon his sorry ass. It will all make sense when he dies and joins Hitler in hell.

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