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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fred Phelps

I felt motivated to write a strip about Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church after hearing about how they were going to hold protests at all the victims of the the Tucson, AZ shootings funerals. Pretty unbelievable. I've know about them for quite some time and always wondered what could motivate someone to act in such a venomous and hateful way. The only logical thing I can think of is Phelps and his followers actually believe they are carrying out God's message. And I'm not so sure that's all that logical. I wonder what dinner at the table is like with this guy.

5 comments:

  1. I would like it if the Big Fellow could cut loose with a bit of lightning in Fred's direction, as well.

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  2. Regardless of religion or political beliefs; To teach hatred or intolerance is destructive to self and to others. Tolerance of those (while retaining the right of self defense) is one of the prices that we pay for a free society.

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  3. Maybe the case for Mr. Phelps and the WBC is as simple as this:

    - Homosexuality bothers them.
    - People have a natural need to feel more important than other people (or right vs. wrong).
    - They think God (as described in the most violent parts of the bible) is the ultimate authority.
    - They think homosexual relationships are frowned upon by God (it's in the bible!).

    That's it, no money needed. If something bothers a lot of people, and these people think it also bothers their violent God, they'll go and make hate speech.

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  4. Actually, he does make money from it by getting sued. http://www.kanewj.com/wbc/

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  5. I just discovered this blog/comic-strip, I am in love!

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