Letting go of religious hatred – escaping into a better world

At a deep psychological level people tend to flow with the cultural tide, and so we have the observation that the religious belief people embrace tells us a great deal about their geographical location and the micro-cultures they inhabit, and not much else. Those born into a Sunni family will generally tend to be Sunni … Read more

Nate Phelps – “Leaving Hate Behind” at #QEDcon

I was truly privileged and honoured to listen to Nate Phelps talk about growing up in Westboro Baptist church and also talk about his eventual escape from it when I attended #QEDcon in Manchester on 13th April. Given his background and indoctrination in a cult labelled the most hated family in America, he is truly a testimony to our … Read more

Weird: “Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Fred Phelps’ Funeral, Says Daughter”

Claim: Westboro Baptist church plans to picket the funeral of their founder Fred Phelps Status: False … the Twitter account @MargieJPhelps once really did belong to the daughter of the Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., but no, the tweets were created by @Grampscramps as satire If you had previously seen the claim, then you  might indeed have been tempted … Read more

A dying Fred Phelps has been booted out of his own Church

CBS reports that Fred Phelps (pictured above), the founder of the rather vile hate-cult known as Westboro Baptist Church, is “on the edge of death.” and their source is his estranged son … In a statement on his Facebook page, Nathan Phelps, who has been estranged from his father for 30 years, said the senior Phelps was dying … Read more

Russell Brand interviewes leaders from Westboro Baptist Church

If you happen to know who Russell Brand is and also happen to know what the Westboro Baptist Church are all about, then you will know that this will be a fun video … oh and the audience joins in. I always feel that the very best way to handle Westboro Baptist Church is not to … Read more

Escaping Westboro Baptist Church

Nate Phelps is the son of the infamous leader of Westboro Baptist Church, a hate group that is renowned for turning up and picketing the funerals of dead soldiers, declaring the death to be God’s judgement upon the US. I don’t propose to go into too much detail on their antics, but needless to say, … Read more