The Legacy of Fred Phelps

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I suppose it is an indication of how steeped in popular culture I am that the first thing that came to mind when I heard of the death of Westboro Baptist Church founder and former leader Fred Phelps was the song, “Freddie’s Dead,” by Curtis Mayfield. But although it is a relatively superficial and tangential [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Take That, Westboro” Edition

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For those who have asked me what my brand of “third way” nonviolent engagement for justice looks like…this one’s for you.   [Read more...]

Pastor Terry Jones is No Match for the Beatles’ LOVE

Many will remember pastor Terry Jones as the champion of the “Burn a Quran Day” event, intended to fan anti-Islamic rhetoric on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Though many shouted him down and criticized his┬ámotives, he continues to have somewhat of a national platform for his agenda. In this video produced by the [Read More...]