Former Westboro Baptist Church member, Fred Phelps, has passed away. Although it might be tempting to picket his funeral, it might be better to turn the other cheek in this case. Picketing his funeral would only make you just as shameful and disgusting as he and the Church have been. However, no one else should degrade them to get justice or revenge. It won’t help ease the pain.
There could be other ways to deal with his passing. What about sponsoring a LGBT activity or charity in his name? In my opinion, doing something in his honor that he disdained would be a more peaceful resolution. It would save a lot of people from lowering themselves to the Westboro Baptist Church’s level, which is very low. It takes a certain type of person to picket a funeral. I don’t think that any of you lack compassion to that degree.
I’ve listed some LGBT charities if anyone would like to make a donation in the name of Fred Phelps. Even if you’d rather not mention his name, the charities could use the help.
Human Rights Foundation Campaign
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
The Point Foundation
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