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Re: Fred Phelps Fax Machine Antics

mc (
Wed, 4 Apr 2007 18:00:57 -0400

Telephone harassment is illegal in the United States, isn't it?

Incidentally, as a Baptist, I want to assure you that Phelps'
"Westboro Baptist Church" has no support at all from any other
Baptists as far as I can detect. Because Baptists are not centrally
controlled, there is no hierarchy that can tell them to stop acting
nutty or even make them stop using the name "Baptist." Their
so-called church is not affiliated with any larger Baptist
organization as far as I can determine.

It's a pity.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: It is a pity. IMO, Reverend Phelps is
an embarassment to everyone who claims to be a Christian. Of course,
that's probably okay with him; he feels his church and himself are the
only 'real Christians' anyway. They took the name 'Westboro Baptist'
in the early 1950's when another Baptist organization in town called
'Eastside Baptist' (where Fred was also affiliated as a member)
decided to 'expand their outreach' in another area of town, so
logic dictated moving to a western area and thus the name "Westboro"
was chosen, and Fred was selected to operate the new branch. I
think Eastside held the mortgage originally on the Westboro property
but that was many, many years ago, and Eastside has long since
disavowed Fred and his bunch.

And yes, telephone harassment is against the law. PAT]

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