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Parting Irony

The founder of the hateful anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, died last year. One of his 13 children, Nate Phelps (who became an outspoken critic of the church after he left it in 1980) posted this message to Twitter after the Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage:

Nathan Phelps

Nate also offered to officiate at any same sex weddings.

Maybe he has a point. Perhaps people were so appalled by the horrific antics of the WBC that they reacted with sympathy to the gay cause. Or maybe their antics prompted this as punishment from an angry God. Mysterious ways and all that.



  1. ralph wrote:

    Hey, better late than never, I always say!

    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:37 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Nate became a critic of the church a long time ago. I updated the post to indicate that.

    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:33 am | Permalink
  3. Max wrote:

    I always assumed they were a fake church – just in it for the tax benefits.

    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm | Permalink
  4. ralph wrote:

    Max – you mean like Scientology? 🙂

    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm | Permalink