“We need more Fred Phelps in this world.” -- Maricopa Vice Mayor Ed Farrell Can we just settle on some more of this: t.co/mOQh3MdlHk
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.
Members of the posse tell ABC15 that Sun City, Sun City West, and Westbrook Village were sent home indefinitely. This is a preliminary posse decision relating to a county policy. The Sheriff's Office is looking into the situation and reviewing the issues with county administrators. The Sheriff's Office will neither confirm nor deny if this suspension has anything to do with Phillip Grigg, the posse member who was shot and injured during an incident on New Year's Eve.
I've had it since 1992, when Arpaio, at age 60, was first elected Maricopa County Sheriff. "If I don't run for governor then I will be running for sheriff in 2016," Arpaio said. Prior to the last election the sheriff was said to be considering a run for the U.S. Senate. "And I do it - and I know this sounds corny to you - for the people.
Fred Phelps, the founder and leader of the "God hates fags" Westboro Baptist Church, has died. That is not what most people want to teach children to do. While this was not likely what his was aiming at, I thank him for showing the ugliness of hate and helping to lead America to a more accepting view.
U.S. District Judge Murray Snow said Deputy Chief David Trombi made errors in his statements to Phoenix community members at a March 15 meeting. Snow wrote in his order Friday that the court may ask Trombi some questions under oath pertaining to the meeting. The sheriff's office already has given the court a video recording of that meeting, as requested by Snow.
"We need more Fred Phelps in this world. May you rest in peace sir," Farrell wrote. Almost immediately a commenter asks if Farrell's words are a joke. "This world needs to get back to the biblical standards that our God made for us. This guy was not afraid to preach it, and I respect that."
Mar 28, 2014) - Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (Mercy Maricopa) launches next week (April 1) as the new Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) for Maricopa County. Mercy Maricopa is a not-for-profit, locally owned and operated health plan sponsored by Mercy Care Plan, a 28-year-old Arizona Medicaid Plan, and Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), a county-wide public health care system that has been a health care safety net for the citizens of Maricopa County for 135 years.