Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The World According to Fred

Sometimes, we’re overwhelmed with material and today is one of those days and we have controversial Christian minister Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas to thank. So take a minute and see if you really know this (un) American icon.

1. While discussing the recent terrorist bombings in London that killed 52 people, the God-fearing Phelps told an undercover reporter for England’s Sky Report:

A) “Mark my words, those blood-thirsty, evil terrorists will soon be punished by God Almighty for spilling innocent blood.”
B) “All Muslims have to be kicked out of the United States, period. We’re a Christian nation and we don’t have room for those Allah-lovers. If we don’t have the will to do that, there’s going to be another 9/11.”
C) “Oh I am so thankful that [the London bombings] happened. My only regret is that they didn’t kill about million of them. England deserves that kind of punishment, as does this country [America]”.

2. Several members of the Westboro Baptist Church congregation were planning to visit WHAT country because they’re certain it’s “a land of sodomy, bestiality and incest”?

A) Brazil
B) France
C) Sweden
D) Jamaica

3. And finally, Phelps says that terrorist outrages and natural disasters such as Hurricane Rita are examples of God’s wrath against countries such as America and Britain for tolerating:

A) The practice of any religion other than Christianity
B) Homosexuals and homosexuality
C) Abortion
D) Oppressive regimes around the world that turn a blind eye to human trafficking.

1. C: Yes, he really did praise the London bombings and only wished they’d done more damage. What a guy!
2. C: Sweden. Just last month, Phelps made news when the Daily Telegraph reported that the Swedish royal family were consulting lawyers after discovering that Phelps had made outrageous claims about their sexuality on the Internet.
3. B: Homosexuals and homosexuality


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