Letters to the Editor

False prophets?

April 4, 2010


To the editor:

Now that the Phelpses are in the news again, I have one question to ask them.

In the trial defending themselves against a lawsuit brought by Albert Snyder last year over them picketing his Marine son’s funeral, one of the Phelps sisters stated that they were a “prophet” basically to warn America she was doomed. This statement was reported by various print media, including the Lawrence Journal-World.

My question to the Phelpses is this: How many of the generally accepted biblical tests of a true prophet have or can you folks pass? Fail just one but pass the rest, then according to the Christian philosophy you are a false prophet. To be a true prophet all tests must be passed.


rtwngr 8 years, 1 month ago

Good letter. Private revelation ceased with the death of the last apostle. The Phelps "clan" and their followers preach hate. Their words, although protected under the first amendment, are hateful and are certainly not inspired by God. Anyone who thinks they know the mind of God is treading on very dangerous spiritual ground.

cowboy 8 years, 1 month ago

hatemonger definition

☆ hate·mon·ger (hāt′muŋ′gər, -mäŋ′-)

noun a propagandist who seeks to provoke hatred and prejudice, esp. against a minority group or groups

jonas_opines 8 years, 1 month ago

Sorry clintstone, no such thing as free speech on this website, it's a private function and you have to abide by their rules. I'm sure you know this, of course, and simply want to play the martyr.

That you, Invictus?

mom_of_three 8 years, 1 month ago

not too much hate in that post, clintstone....

Liberty275 8 years, 1 month ago

Why are you asking phelps anything? Here's your answer succinct: all prophets are false.

"Sorry clintstone, no such thing as free speech on this website"

Very astute. There are websites that do allow absolute free speech only girded by law, but they would appall most of the amateurs that post here.

"Anyone who thinks they know the mind of God is treading on very dangerous spiritual ground."

I know the mind of god. I think with it. "Spiritual" is a myth, BTW.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 8 years, 1 month ago

I appreciate your thoughtful presentation regarding the Phelpses, but no sane person can ever imagine that these hatemongers are anything but a socialogical dysfunction of cosmic proportions. The "God" they quote does not exist. They are a textbook case of mental illness and mass hysteria gone wild. Phelps himself has long been regarded as a closet homosexual and his preferences has driven him to destroy a whole family of otherwise normal people. They should have been charged with child abuse long ago, but since they are all "lawyers", well who wants to face the legal jihad they would cause any attackers in court. Witness the judgement against the father of that dead soldier to pay court costs to this wicked enclave of debauched non-humans.

And who is supporting them? They have to get money from somewhere, they cannot print it. They are doing something commercial to gain the funds to promote their war of hate and vituperation. There are obviously those who support them, they cannot exist in a vacuum.

Insanity is not a good description for the phelpsorama, they are disgusting beyond all belief. Their display of alleged religious practice is totally false and unredeemable. They are an extreme example of unrelenting hatred and dysfunceion, and no claim of any religious affiliation is valid.

mr_right_wing 8 years, 1 month ago

Isn't this wonderful....you got Fred Phelps over towards Topeka, you go over towards KC and you've got this extreme racist lunatic Glenn Miller running as a write-in candidate for United States Senate.

Seriously America, we're not all rednecks and hillbillies out here!!

parrothead8 8 years, 1 month ago

It sure would be funny if some patriotic paintballers showed up at a Phelps protest. Man, I would laugh at those pictures.

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