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    Michael Fred Phelps is the most renown swimmer in the entire world. Being the most decorated Olympian with twenty-two Olympic medals. He was the youngest person, at fifteen years old, to compete in the 2000 summer Olympics. He was breaking records left and right. Many people started to notice Michael. He became a professional swimmer at age sixteen and his whole life changed from then on out. This legendary swimmer was born on June thirtieth, 1985. His dad was an all around athlete so it couldn't be more obvious that his dad was who influenced him. But when his parents got divorced in 1994 he went to live with his mom and three sisters whom he became very close with. With his dad no longer around he followed after his sisters; joining the local swim team along with therm. He started to desire being a…

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    Throughout the play there are many themes that the author displays including religion, violence, and crime; the author uses many different drama terms to illustrate these themes. The drama terms include dialogue, character, tragedy, the antagonist and the setting. One of the most important themes of the play is the link between religion and homosexuality. The author depicts this theme through the use of the character’s dialogue. The dialogue that displays the theme of religion is the…

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    Fred Phelps and six of his relatives belonging to the Westboro Baptist Church traveled to Maryland to specifically picket Marine Lance Corporals funeral services to communicate their beliefs that God hates the United States in reference to the military, the Catholic Church, and homosexuality. The church group picketed 30 minutes before the funeral within 1000 feet of the funeral service on public lands in compliance with local authorities [1]. In Snyder v. Phelps, 09-751 S. Ct. 1 (2011), the…

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    viewpoint in Laramie, for many being connected with anything gay is something they should stray from. It is also important to note that Jedidiah’s mother classifies homosexuality as a sin, which highlights the magnitude of how religion can affect one’s opinions on homosexuality. Religion plays a large part in why many Americans are anti gay. 70.6% of Americans are Christian, and Christianity for the most part is severely anti gay. In the Laramie project Reverend Fred Phelps critiques Shepard’s…

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    Freedom of speech is a right that is granted to all American citizens, but even though it is a right in the first amendment many people take it for granted and some take it too far. The Phelps family are of those who took their right of freedom of speech and used it in a negative way. The Phelps family are the founders of the Westboro Baptist church, yet their practice of religion has nothing in relation to common Baptist churches. The Phelps family practice a rather negative form of protesting…

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    Albert Snyder, father of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, filed a lawsuit against Westboro Baptist Church. This is because Westboro Baptist Church is liable for picketing the Maryland funeral of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder on March of 2006. The Westboro protesters held signs with messages like “You’re Going to Hell”, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers”, and “Thank God for IEDs”. The Westboro Baptist Church believes the country’s values are wrong for allowing homoseuality and having soldiers protect a…

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    Since 1991 the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas has preached their hatred towards jews, catholics, homosexuals, and numerous funerals. Over the years the Westboro Church has formed into a hate group more than a religion. The church was founded by Fred Phelps. The church started off as a normal southern baptist church back when it was founded in the 1950’s. But as time went on Fred preached his beliefs to his small group of his parishioners. Fred Phelps forced his own incite onto God’s…

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    Karch Williams Professor Dr. Mrs. Coleman English 12 H 15 April 2015 The Negative Impact of Religion on Society As long as people have been unable to answer questions with an indefinite answer, religion has existed. It has grown a massive cult following since then, and can be blamed for a plethora of negative issues occurring in the world we live in. Many wars seen throughout history have been the result of religious beliefs, and people backing them. The events that occurred on 9/11, were…

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    At one point or another in anyone’s childhood, they have been reprimanded for some violent action and lectured on how violence is never the answer. Despite all the violence and aggression present in today’s society, this ideology still rings true. It has been proven time and time again that a nonviolent act can gain just as much attention and success as an act of violence. One well known instance of this was Henry David Thoreau 's stance against the Mexican-American War which inspired his essay…

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    Subordination In Religion

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    We live in a society where times have changed and so have the traditions of many. In this 21st century we have more people open to accepting the beliefs of others, but we still see in some cases how loyalty can fog logical reasoning. Although foggy logical reasoning could be negative their can also be a positive effect in loyal peoples actions. Looking at religion as a whole, we see certain groups of people expressing their faith by committing acts of terrorism, and subordination. In other…

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