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God Is In His Holy Temple

Posted by Daniel on Thursday, May 25, 2006

Rev. Fred Phelps (Kansas) & Rev. Henry Kane (Poltergeist II)

– Twins Seperated At Birth –

Congress has passed the funeral protest ban. Demonstrators would be barred from disrupting military funerals at national cemeteries under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the White House.

The measure, passed by a voice vote in the House Wednesday hours after the Senate passed an amended version, specifically targets a Kansas church group led by Rev. Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. Phelps and his church, Westboro Baptist Church – based in Topeka, Kansas – has staged protests at military funerals around the country, claiming that the deaths were a sign of God's anger at U.S. tolerance of homosexuals.

For more on that story, see this post.

The act "will protect the sanctity of all 122 of our national cemeteries as shrines to their gallant dead," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tennessee, said prior to the Senate vote.

"It's a sad but necessary measure to protect what should be recognized by all reasonable people as a solemn, private and deeply sacred occasion," he said.

Under the Senate bill, approved without objection by the House with no recorded vote, the "Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act" would bar protests within 300 feet of the entrance of a cemetery and within 150 feet of a road into the cemetery from 60 minutes before to 60 minutes after a funeral. Those violating the act would face up to a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison.

The sponsor of the House bill, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said he took up the issue after attending a military funeral in his home state, where mourners were greeted by "chants and taunting and some of the most vile things I have ever heard."

"Families deserve the time to bury their American heroes with dignity and in peace," Rogers said Wednesday before the House vote.

One of God's children?

The demonstrators are led by the Rev. Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas, who has previously organized protests against those who died of AIDS and gay murder victim Matthew Shepard.

In an interview when the House bill passed, Phelps said Congress was "blatantly violating the First Amendment" rights to free speech in passing the bill. He said that if the bill becomes law he will continue to demonstrate but would abide by the restrictions.

My questions to Phelps are these: If your beliefs are so strong, doesn't it seem hypocritical for you to abide by these restrictions? If God is truly on your side of this issue, wouldn't He protect you from whatever martyrdom inflicted upon you? Isn't man's law superseded by those of your God?

Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican from Kansas, said the loved ones of those who die have already sacrificed for the nation and "we must allow them the right to mourn without being thrust into a political circus."

Very nice sentiments, Senator. We at The Tempest agree. Our fallen troops deserve nothing less than our most sincere respect and appreciation. At the same time, we believe that respect should be extended to everyone. No one burying a loved one should be subjected to such horrid treatment.

We have sent letters to Roberts, as well as all the others who voted in favor of this funeral protest ban, asking where this ban was during the Matthew Shepard funeral. Not to mention all those others – including infants who died of AIDS – whose families were, and still are, subjected to the most disgusting show of "God's Love" by Phelps at their funerals.  When will Congress stop looking through the flag and the bible at every issue?

There has been, as of this posting, no response from any of them.



4 Responses to “God Is In His Holy Temple”

  1. Barbara said

    Holy shit. The resemblance is scary.

  2. Jeffrey B. McBreairty said

    I think that Rev. Fred Phelps is not a minister of God and that he surely does not know his Bible.
    If he was a true minister of God he would be teaching the word of God the way it was supposed to be read and teaching all that the only way to the father is through His Son Jesus.
    He should be out there in Kansas saving lives and let God take care of all the controversial things that are happening on earth that he has no control over.
    Remember Rev. Phelps, we live in Satan’s domain and he controls the mind and our will to his liking and only the saved in Christ Jesus, the only begotten Son of God can save us from his control. It is obvious that Satan controls your mind and all the minds of your followers. So, wake up, get a life and start saving lives and leave the judgment on mankind to God.
    Every person under God will have to stand before Him one day and answer for their transgressions and only God can do that. it is not Rev. Fred Phelps job to do that and if he insists on doing so, then he is not a saved Christian and his rewards in heaven will be few because his deeds here on earth are few, they way he is going at it from my point of view.

  3. Lou Reeder said

    It is people like Fred Phelps who make people ashamed to be called a christian believer. It is scum bags like him that cause so many people in our nation not to have anything at all to do with a church or christian belief. To think he and his followers would show up at a military funeral and act in the manner that they did should cause him to turn in his credentials and be thrown into prison. Any person who could follow this idiot has to be mentally deranged or just plain stupid and ignorant!!! I hope the courts can collect every penny he and his church has even if it means going to the headquarters of their denomonation so others that share his ignorant attitude and theology will think twice before they operate their lips. No wonder the Mormon’s are growing at the rate they are in the U.S., they wouldn’t do something like this at all. Gag Ray Phelps, take him out into the desert, coat his body with honey and set his fat butt on an ant hill and let him suffer for his ignorant and stupid attitude. He is an Adolph Hitler only dressed in a religious cloak. He isn’t even an “American”. May he burn in Hell for time and eternity. I pitty the day he stands before God and is judged for his good acts of faith, belief and kindness. He is as bad as the religious fundamentalist’s in Iraq.

  4. Laura said

    OMG, I just looked this guy up after hearing a story about him and his cult on CNN. As soon as I saw him, the thought occurred to me that he looks just like Kane from Poltergeist. So I looked up Kane on Google images and saw this lol. I guess it isn’t just me. xD What a friggin psycho! ROFL

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