In a lifes work so wrapped up in the funerals of others military sons and daughters, killed in combat, in particular a eulogy of some sort seems in order for Fred Phelps. During the wars of the past decade, each time the fax machine in the newsroom scrolled out a grainy letterhead text about Gods punishment in the form of a dead soldier, someone would come and toss it on the editors desk.
When Fred Phelps, former leader of Westboro Baptist, passed away not long ago, it got me to thinking about what Jesus would say about the hate-filled and homophobic preacher and his congregation of like minded followers. I'd also like to hear what Jesus thinks of Joel Osteen, the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas that's said to be the largest protestant church in the United States.
In a photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb .... The agency later said in a statement that McNabb was booked into a detention facility on Wednesday by order of the West Mesa Justice Court and released after serving one day for a misdemeanor DUI charge. McNabb played 13 years in the NFL after being drafted with the second overall pick in 1999.
Officials say cowhands rounded up more cattle from federally controlled range land where a southern Nevada rancher claims a longstanding right to graze his herd. A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving as many as 20 people injured... The rash begins on the face at the hairline and moves down the body.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled March 21 that the state's voter-approved medical marijuana law authorizes qualifying patients to use extracts adapted from marijuana. County Attorney Bill Montgomery's clarification motion says it's not clear whether the law's quantity limit of 2.5 ounces applies to the amount of extra obtainable from 2.5 ounces of marijuana or to 2.5 liquid ounces of extract.
Westboro: Thank God for WA mudslide! And for Fred Phelps death! At least they're consistent, @michaelwscottjr
Liquor store offers champagne discount to celebrate death of Fred Phelps. Ouch. #marketing (via @DumpaDay)
Maricopa County AZ tops 4 million people, Clark Co NV 2 million in new Census Bureau estimate