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Kil
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  07:35:12  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Incredible & Brave Nate Phelps! from Richard Haynes Life Without Faith blog. It opens with this intruduction:

If you were fortunate enough to attend the American Atheist Convention in Atlanta, you were obviously moved by the incredible speech of Nate Phelps. If you are not familiar with Nate, he is the estranged son of the Pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps ( Godhatesfags.com).

My wife and I had the honor of taking Nate and his fiancée out to dinner, and we immediately hit it off. It was as if we had been friends for years. Not only did we share similar backgrounds, Nate and I shared a desire to help others find life after Christian fundamentalism. We have started a support group and welcome all to join.

I asked Nate if he would be willing to write about his experiences before and after his talk. He graciously accepted and his article is below.
Read on.

Also see:

Running from hell

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filthy
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  07:46:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote

i knew that name was familiar as soon as I saw it!

I read his and his family's history a few years back. Thanks for the links.




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HalfMooner
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Posted - 04/22/2009 :  12:10:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's so nice to see one of the Phelps Klan sane and doing well independently of the WBC. Nate Phelps sound like a fine fellow.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 04/23/2009 :  05:13:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well God hates him the most of anyone! Is there a Super-Hell?

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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TG
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Posted - 05/05/2009 :  09:20:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send TG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
On a related note, Fred and Shirley have managed to make the UK's list of people barred from entering the country.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8033060.stm

If only we could bar him from leaving Kansas.

The only other American to make the list is Michael Weiner (AKA Savage) who, frankly, can't hold a candle to Fred.
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Gorgo
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Posted - 05/05/2009 :  09:39:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Amazing. Thanks.

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The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
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TG
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Posted - 05/05/2009 :  09:57:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send TG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You's think I'd learn to read everything before posting. Another American, Stephen Donald Black, made the list too. KKK Grand-Poobah or something.

Then they mention that Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart have been on it. "The List" doesn't seem quite as exclusive as it did at first, not that Fred and Shirley don't deserve to be there.
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filthy
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Posted - 05/06/2009 :  03:29:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by TG

On a related note, Fred and Shirley have managed to make the UK's list of people barred from entering the country.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8033060.stm

If only we could bar him from leaving Kansas.

The only other American to make the list is Michael Weiner (AKA Savage) who, frankly, can't hold a candle to Fred.
Heh, Savage is going to sue the UK for -- here's the funny bit -- defamation!

Good luck with that, Mikey.

Hmm; Fred & Shirley. Sounds like a Vaudeville song & dance team, doesn't it? The down side to this is that if they were in England, they wouldn't be here and now they can't go. Bummer.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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astropin
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Posted - 05/06/2009 :  08:53:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What better proof of the non existence of god then a 79 year old Fred Phelps still going strong!

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

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The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

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