Monday, April 27, 2009

Is Fred Phelp's Family/Church Planning a Mass Suicide?

Check out this strange/ominous statement that was recently posted on one of Fred Phelp's family's/church's websites after a recent protest in Napa, California:
BECAUSE IT’S ALMOST TIME TO LEAVE…THAT’S WHY DUMMY! We are particularly urgent about it, because the time is shortly to come when we will grant you your wicked wish, Doomed america! Let us see how that is shortly now to play out, my angry little sodomite-loving friends. It’s about time for us to leave this place. When we’re done, we will leave your filthy land and be placed safely out of the reach of the horror that will then land upon you swiftly and certainly – in one hour. We pray it to be any day now, for the promises of our God are sure and certain. We finished our job in Napa County – one of the few we have left – and then went to tell the Saints of our God-blessed exploits and our joy.

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We pray it to be any day now, for the promises of our God are sure and certain. We finished our job in Napa County – one of the few we have left – and then went to tell the Saints of our God-blessed exploits and our joy.
Comments from blogger Gossip Boy:
Westboro recently lost a massive lawsuit and are bordering on bankruptcy. Their protests have resulted in a backlash from parties well beyond gays and lesbians. Their dynamic leader Fred Phelps is in bad health and some claim near death. Now they want to end their mission and go be with God. When a cult like this starts talking about the end, then it’s time to move in and get the children out.
I dunno if Gossip Boy is right. This may or may not be the foreshadowing of another Jonestown massacre. Maybe they're signaling that they are scrapping their protest schedule for the rest of the year. Maybe they are moving to Iran to live among a people that punish homosexuality with death. I dunno. But it is really, really disturbing.

hat tip: Joe.My.God. and Gossip Boy

1 comment:

RikFleming said...

It may not be a mass suicide but rather an expectation of the mythical "secret rapture" as portrayed in the "Left Behind" novels and movie. It is a common doctrine taught in dispensational evangelical circles.

Rik