‘The Westboro Baptist Church picketed me?! But I’m the Internet’s leading homophobe!’

Bryan Fischer
Bryan Fischer has a funny story to tell about Fred Phelps:

They went to a couple of liberal churches to stage their protests as well. The media covered those protests. The media—nobody showed up at our church, because I already had a reputation as somebody who defended natural marriage and would stand against any effort to compromise or redefine marriage. I had that reputation already in the community. So they weren’t about to come to my church and show Fred Phelps picketing me—because that did not fit their narrative, that I was the leading raging homophobe in the Treasure Valley [Idaho]. So I always found that pretty ironic, that I was picketed by Fred Phelps’ church for being too pro-gay. Now if there was ever proof that God has a sense of humor, that would be it. Fred Phelps and his bunch picketed me for being too pro-gay….

The man has a point. He is a raging homophobe. Last year, Fischer, host of the talk radio program Focal Point on American Family Radio (gag), took credit for instigating the ouster of Mitt Romney’s national security spokesman Richard Grenell because of Grenell’s homosexuality—Fischer called it a “big win.” Also last year, Fischer advocated setting up “an underground railroad to protect innocent children from same-sex households.” In other words, he advocated kidnapping children with same-sex parents because an “activist judge” who happens not to subscribe to Fischer’s twisted brand of family values just might rule that such a household is in the child’s best interest.

According to Wikipedia, “Fischer has voiced support for the AIDS denial movement. ... Fischer strongly supported [Peter] Duesberg’s contention that AIDS is not caused by HIV, but by recreational drug use.” Wikipedia continues:

In January 2013, he compared homosexual sodomy to pedophilic sex, incest and bestiality. In January 2013, Fischer compared the Boy Scouts of America’s change in views on gay scouts and scout masters to Jerry Sandusky, saying allowing gay scout masters was inviting pedophiles into the tents of children. In March 2013, Fischer compared homosexuality to bank robbery when Senator Portman announced his views on same-sex marriage had changed due to having a gay son. In April 2013, Fischer commented on the case of Carla Hale, a lesbian teacher fired from the Catholic school she worked for when her partner was named in her mother’s obituary, saying that it was right for the school to fire her based on her “immoral sexual behavior”. He argued that just as shoplifters are discriminated against, society should discriminate against those who engage in other forms of immorality or aberrant sexual behavior. During an interview on the Alan Colmes show, Fischer refused to answer when asked if he had ever had gay impulses, instead changing the subject to adultery.

At the risk of being vulgar, I might paraphrase Fischer’s complaint thus: Whose dick do I have to suck around here to be considered a proper homophobe???


via TPM

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God Hates Fred Phelps: Westboro Baptist Church founder, the world’s most hypocritical CLOSET CASE???

What do you think Perez Hilton would draw on this photo?

When Lauren Drain, 27, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church hate group sat down with The Advocate to discuss her new book recently she revealed her belief that “something” had happened—something, let’s face it, that is TOTALLY EASY TO BELIEVE—in his past that inspired “church” founder Fred Phelps’ vicious anti-gay crusade:

I never understood why, when [the media asked him], “Why are you so against the homosexuals? Did you have a homosexual experience? Do you have homosexual tendencies?” And he would get so mad, he would shut down. And he’d be like, “I can’t talk to this person anymore, they’re stupid.” His reaction to that was stronger than any other question you can ask him. So I always wondered that — why does he get so mad? If I’m not gay, I’ll just say I’m not gay. And I’m not going to freak out, like, “Why are you calling me gay?” I always thought that was super strange. … I don’t know what happened there, so [speculation] is all that I can leave it at. But something happened, and something made him change his mind about the military, and in turn have kind of a crusade against sexual immorality and homosexuals.

No gasps from the peanut gallery? Nope, none at all.

Drain’s book, Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church, describes her childhood growing up with Westboro nutters after her father became obsessed with the group and moved his family to Kansas to be nearer to the Phelps family.


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‘Santa Claus Will Take You to Hell’

“You better not pout, you better not cry”

Westboro Baptist Church would be dangerous if they weren’t so fucking insane. In this sick little ditty sung to the tune of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” the Phelps clan concoct a rape scenario involving children and a non-existent mythic character named Santa Claus. These freaks are fantasizing on a level so evil that Charlie Manson would cross the street to avoid their collective bad karma.

Forget about chestnuts, these religious whack jobs would love to see us all roasting on an open fire.

Santa ain’t coming to town. He doesn’t exist. But Jesus does and he’s pissed.

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“God Hates Fags” Son Speaks

Reverend Fred Phelps (above) is the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, the fire-and-brimstone outfit that attributes America’s “eternal damnation” to homosexuality (so, yes, that last link does indeed, sadly, take you to

What distinguishes Phelps and his 12 or so kids (including daughter Shirley, his most passionate supporter), from most church-goers, though, is that this family really likes to get their picket on, waving signs and spewing hate at grade schools, gay pride parades, even at the funerals of soldiers.  Their enemy list includes such figures as Bill O’Reilly, Coretta Scott King and Ronald Reagan.  And now one more: estranged son, Nate Phelps.

Nate escaped a life of hate (and frequent beatings, apparently) and is starting to talk about it.  He recently sat down with Canadian TV’s Peter Klein, and described what it was like “running from hell.”  Give it a look, it’s a bizarre but fascinating 30 minutes.

    (via Mother Jones)

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