FrankScoblete
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March 20th, 2014 at 3:08:01 PM permalink
“My name is Fred Phelps, I was pastor of the Westboro Bible Church in Kansas. I think I just died.”

“Yes, Mr. Phelps, you did. But you won’t have to worry about pain anymore. You are free of physical pain. By the way I’m Bruce.”

“And Freddie, I’m Lance.”

“Hello,” says Mr. Phelps.

“God has made us your guides to your very own unique afterlife. Fred do you notice how sparkly everything is?” states Lance.

“Yes, yes, I do, I do. The roads are golden and each house seems immaculate and perfectly presentable. It is so much better here than where I lived in Kansas with my church members.”

“Of course it is,” says Bruce. “We take good care of our neighborhoods and our neighbors.”

“We love our neighbors, just as God told us to,” states Lance.

“I was a preacher, you know,” says Phelps. “I spoke to the masses.”

“Yes, we know,” says Bruce. “Everyone here has listened to your sermons. They are all anxious to meet you.”

“Here is your house, Freddie.” Lance points to a magnificent chateau.

“Oh, my, it is beautiful,” exclaims Fred Phelps.

A gorgeous, tall, rugged young man with a brilliant white smile comes loping down the path from the house.

“Hi, oh hi,” he says and gives Fred Phelps a big manly hug.

“We’ll leave you now Mr. Phelps,” says Bruce.

“Yes, Freddie, we won’t have any time with you until, I think, uhm, next Thursday,” says Lance.

“Don’t worry guys, I’ll take really good care of him,” says the young man. “Mr. Phelps, let’s go into the house, all the other fellows are anxious to meet you. By the way, my name is Rock.”

“Rock?”

“Yes, Rock, Rock Hudson. Now follow me.”
FrankScoblete
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March 21st, 2014 at 8:46:22 AM permalink
For the emailers: I thought everyone knew who Reverend Fred Phelps was. Others' heaven would be his hell.
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March 21st, 2014 at 8:59:08 AM permalink
Quote: FrankScoblete

For the emailers: I thought everyone knew who Reverend Fred Phelps was. Others' heaven would be his hell.

I just wonder if he really believed in the nonsense he preached about, or it was just a way to get more followers and receive more popularity and money ? Kind of like some DI's do ;)
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
FrankScoblete
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March 22nd, 2014 at 5:44:05 AM permalink
He was a believer. I saw some of his church services in a documentary. Most of his patrons were family members and (seriously) they all looked a bit nutty.
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March 22nd, 2014 at 6:00:33 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I just wonder if he really believed in the nonsense he preached about, or it was just a way to get more followers and receive more popularity and money ? Kind of like some DI's do ;)



Think is he really didn't make that much money on it. As was pointed out almost all his followers were family members and he couldn't even manage to keep all his family members. He believed what he was saying. For some reason he was just a truly vile human being.

As for some of the other extreme pastors I have to believe they only do it for the money or are at least heavily influenced by the money. The prosperity gospel bull that has infiltrated Christianity is nothing more than a money making scheme. Also Robertson I think he does have a core of beliefs which align somewhat with what he is saying but I don't think he believes it all. And there are other pastors who I can almost guarantee are just this generations snake oil salesman. They peddle an eternal salvation that I'm willing to bet even they don't believe in.
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March 22nd, 2014 at 6:24:25 AM permalink
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He was a believer.

In dice influencing? Else what is he doing here? Was he one of the Holy Rollers at Blackjack card counting? Is that the relevance?
Quote: FrankScoblete

]I saw some of his church services in a documentary. Most of his patrons were family members and (seriously) they all looked a bit nutty.

Now that is something that can be said of just about every preacher who starts out thumpin' on a Bible. You start with those what ain't likely to laugh at you and work upwards from there.
FrankScoblete
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March 22nd, 2014 at 6:31:32 AM permalink
The "gay angle" is not unusual. When I travelled to Memphis I'd watch Sunday morning prayer services and most of them associated gays with the casino industry as if gays were the culprits behind casinos and all gambling in America.

For some reason, they have a real hatred for gays. There's no "live and let live" in their attitude.
treetopbuddy
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March 22nd, 2014 at 6:34:31 AM permalink
The televangelist should consider going pay per view. I'd pay to watch Benny Hinn, he's one funny cat. Oral Roberts was my go to guy when I needed some comic relief…..god rest his soul.
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bw
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March 22nd, 2014 at 7:12:45 AM permalink
Quote: FrankScoblete

The "gay angle" is not unusual. When I travelled to Memphis I'd watch Sunday morning prayer services and most of them associated gays with the casino industry as if gays were the culprits behind casinos and all gambling in America.

For some reason, they have a real hatred for gays. There's no "live and let live" in their attitude.



I wouldn't be surprised to find that many of them are gay themselves. So it is a self hatred.
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March 22nd, 2014 at 7:24:30 AM permalink
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I wouldn't be surprised to find that many of them are gay themselves. So it is a self hatred.



Here in Kansas, it is relatively well known that Pastor Fred was accused of abuse by multiple family members. A fair number of his offspring 'departed' the family cult, er Church, over the years and several let it be known that such problems existed.

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