arma virumque cano (et alia)
A former member of the Westboro Baptist Church who recently published a book about leaving the hate-mongering group has also revealed that founder Fred Phelps's anti-gay ideology may have spawned from a gay experience.Lauren Drain, 27, was a member of the Topeka, Kan., congregation until she challenged the group's beliefs and had to leave. She sat down this week with the Advocate to discuss her book and her journey from follower to free.Drain suggested to the Advocate that founder Fred Phelps might have formed the Westboro Baptist Church and begun his anti-gay crusade because of a gay experience. He was a Boy Scout who graduated with honors and was headed for the military, she said. Then, at 17, Phelps changed his mind and was suddenly set on becoming a preacher to fight against "sexual immorality."
The video ends with the comment that religion has had its run. Two points:1. In no way do I support the message of the Westboro Baptist Church. I do support their right to their beliefs.2. There are many religious people who have views far different from these evil people. That's people who are Christians and people who are of other faiths. Tarring all religion with this one perverse group is the fallacy of the false dichotomy.
+1These folk have about as much to do with the Bible and Christianity as Mikeb has to do with Gun Safety.
Per Wiki....http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_PhelpsFred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (born November 13, 1929) is an American pastor heading the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps is a disbarred lawyer, founder of the Phelps Chartered law firm, and a former civil rights activist. A member of the Democratic Party, he has occasionally run for political office. In the election for United States Senator for Kansas in 1992, he received 49,416 votes (30.8%) in the Democratic primary, coming in second after Gloria O'Dell (who subsequently lost to later presidential candidate Bob Dole).Why are you leftists so hateful????
He's a DINO then.
No he's a Democrat he is a scumbag and he is all yours, suck it up bitch!!!!!!
DINOs are extinct. You know that.
I'm wondering if there is anything in the Bill of Rights the mikeb's of the world do respect.orlin sellers
Of course not. He's already called us "Gun rights (and other rights) extremists." Apparently to not seem extreme, we need to accept severe limits on all of our rights.