Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, 1929) is an American pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. His church is monitored as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. He is a disbarred lawyer, founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm and previous candidate for political office and was a civil rights activist in Kansas. He and his daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, are banned from entering the United Kingdom. He and his family are currently notorious for their anti-gay protests, claiming that most natural disasters and terrorist attacks are God’s punishment for a society that tolerates homosexuality.
He is known for the slogans that he and his ministry use against people he deems sinful, including “God Hates Fags”, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers”, “America Is Doomed” and “Priests Rape Boys.” He claims that God will punish homosexuals as well as various public figures such as Bill O’Reilly, Coretta Scott King, Ronald Reagan, Howard Dean, and anyone else whom his church considers “fag-enablers”.
Phelps and his followers frequently picket various events, especially military funerals, gay pride gatherings, high-profile political gatherings, and even Christian gatherings and concerts with which he has no affiliation, arguing it is their sacred duty to warn others of God’s anger. When criticized, Phelps’ followers say they are protected in doing so by the First Amendment. In response to Phelps’ protests at military funerals, President George W. Bush signed the Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act into law in May 2006, and, in April 2007, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius signed into law a bill establishing a 150-foot no-picketing buffer zone around funerals.
Phelps says that he believes that homosexuality and social acceptance of it have doomed most of the world to eternal damnation. The WBC has 71 confirmed members, 60 of whom are related to Phelps.
The group is built around a core of anti-homosexual theology, with many of their activities stemming from the slogan “God hates fags,” which is also the name of the group’s main website. Gay rights activists, as well as Christians of virtually every denomination, have denounced him as a producer of anti-gay propaganda and violence-inspiring hate speech.
Help fight the hate speech spread by Phelps and his Church.
It’s requested that everyone who believe what they are doing is wrong send an e-mail to them via their website http://www.godhatesfags.com/.
In your e-mail state to them why you believe what they are doing is wrong and demand an explanation from them for their action.
You can send your e-mail to them via their website by following this link:http://www.godhatesfags.com/contact.html
Send as many e-mails as you please and also please help spread the word of this campaign. Lets stop the hatred together!
A member of this event/group did a search on the DNS records the domain name the website was registered on and found the following details:
PO BOX 1886
Topeka, KS 66601-1886
The e-mail address is a joke, and the PO Box and phone number is believed to be fake aswell!!!!
Domain Name: GODHATESFAGS.COM
Registrar: INTERCOSMOS MEDIA GROUP, INC. D/B/A DIRECTNIC.COM
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