Posts tagged "fred phelps"

10 Great Moments In Schadenfreude In 2014

Schadenfreude is a German word for the sense of joy one feels at someone else’s pain. Though it’s been a hell of a rough year, newswise, some pretty awful things have happened to awful people, and sometimes — let’s face it — it’s pretty nice to see. Better than the opposite at least. So here…

Robyn Pennacchia / December 30, 2014

Matthew Shepard’s Mother Judy Shepard Releases Statement Regarding Fred Phelps’ Death

“Regarding the passing of Fred Phelps, [husband] Dennis and I know how solemn these moments are for anyone who loses a loved one. Out of respect for all people and our desire to erase hate, we’ve decided not to comment further.”
Judy Shepard is more gracious than most parents would have been following the death…

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Westboro Baptist Church’s Fred Phelps Dead At 84

Just days after his estranged son revealed he was “on the edge of death,” Fred Phelps has died. The death of the 84-year-old founder of the Westboro Baptist Church occurred shortly before midnight, son Timothy Phelps tells WIBW. Read more on Newser…

Newser / March 20, 2014

Pray Tell: Jenna Miscavige Hill And Megan Phelps-Roper Escape Scientology And the Westboro Baptist Church

This week, two women who escaped from extreme religious sects told their stories. One escaped from Scientology, the other from the Westboro Baptist Church. Although a small number of people grow up inside groups like these in America, it’s as important as it is startling to hear from these women and hear how, even i…

Lilit Marcus / February 7, 2013

Gaga Haters Butcher “Poker Face”

The Westboro Baptist Church has temporarily turned their attention away from hating f*gs to hating Lady Gaga. First, they issued a missive claiming that God hates the current Queen of pop music. Then First Daughter of the Hate Brigade, Megan Phelps, dressed up (rather pathetically, we might add) as Gaga and recorded her own versio…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 5, 2010

Quotable: Lady Gaga Teaches Rebellion Against God, Or Something

“‘Art’ and ‘fashion’ are the euphemisms, the guise under which proud whore Lady Gaga teaches rebellion against God (incidentally, her claim to the title of ‘lady’ is sound only if she tacks on ‘of the night,’ thereby alluding to another euphemism of what she is.) As much as she’d like to pretend otherwise, there’s nothing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2009