Summary The obit was from the satircal site The Onion , and headlined "Fred Phelps, Man Who Forever Stopped March Of Gay Rights, Dead At 84". In it, Phelps is lauded as a destroyer of gay rights:. According to biographers and historians, many of the facets of modern-day society that we now take for granted--such as the ban on gay marriage in all 50 states and the inability of homosexuals to serve in the military--can be traced back to Phelps' vocal public crusades against the unholy practice of homosexuality, which he began in 1991 and which quickly succeeded in bringing efforts to expand LGBT rights to a spectacular and abrupt halt.
Summary Phelps died in hospice care, and we can hope he knew that his work was in vain. There is no better evidence that love triumphs over hatred than the statement offered this week by Thomas Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas. "This is our moment as a community to rise above the sorrow, anger and strife he sowed, and to show the world we are caring and compassionate people who respect the privacy and dignity of all," Witt wrote.
Summary Often it is my second thought that is best, and that was true when it came to Fred Phelps. and, "God Hates Gays," with a picture of me with horns and "666" on my forehead. In a Q-and-A at the end of the event, I was asked what I thought of the ignorance that was on display outside the building.