Fred Phelps

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  • Themes In The Laramie Project

    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 conversation between Reverend Fred Phelps and Romaine Patterson at Russell Henderson’s trial. Reverend Fred Phelps stated, “We’re standing here with God’s message. We’re standing here with God’s message. Is homosexuality- is being a fag okay? What do you mean it’s not for you to judge? If God doesn’t hate fags, why does he put ‘em in hell? …You see the barrenness and sterility of your silly arguments when set over against some solid gospel truth?” (Kaufman). Here Reverend Fred Phelps is explaining his thoughts on homosexuality, and often times religious figures aren’t open to the talk of homosexuality. However, the Reverend speaks his mind very bluntly about his opinions on homosexuality. Another religious figure that speaks openly about their opinion on homosexuality is Father Roger Schmit; the author shows the theme of religion through the use of his character. Although he is a very religious priest, he shows his true feelings throughout the play as he supports Matthew Shepard and makes…

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  • Westboro Baptist Church Case Study

    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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  • Freedom Of Speech Case Study

    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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  • The Acts Of Violence In Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

    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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  • The Negative Impact Of Religion On Society

    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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  • Subordination In Religion

    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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  • The Importance Of Human Resilience In Boys In The Boat By Daniel James Brown

    The ability to overcome tough obstacles in an individual's life is known as human resilience. The book “Boys in the boat”, written by Daniel James Brown, is about a young man named Joe Rantz, who is on the rowing team for the University of Washington. He had to overcome many challenges regarding his past, but it didn’t stop him from gaining a spot on the United States Olympic crew team. He helped lead his team to victory, despite the hardships of living alone as a teenager. The second story…

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  • The Boys In The Boat Summary

    Overview The Boys in the Boat is a historical account of the 1936 United States Olympic rowing team’s journey to the Olympics. The book reflects on all aspects of history in the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s, including the depression, family customs, World War II, and the lives of average citizens in Washington state. While heart-breaking at some points, the overall tone of this incredible story is uplifting. You will not want to put The Boys in the Boat down. Style and Voice Author Daniel Brown…

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  • Triathlon Life Speech

    INTRO 1: Triathlon and active lifestyle is the way of living for Dan. Click here to read more about his passion towards swimming, main achievements and life lessons. TEXT: Your colleagues have nominated you for Inspiration of the Month in August, based on your outstanding performance in swimming. Please tell us how did you start swimming and why did you choose it? Actually I started to swim quite late in my childhood, I was about 12 years old at that time. But three years ago I realized that I…

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  • Marijuana Should Be Illegal In The United States

    jobs available across the country because there would be needs for people to work in factories, grow the product, and deliver the marijuana to the stores. Marijuana is not viewed as it should be in our society today. There is a picture published by Rigo Design Studio, of world class swimmer and 14 time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps smoking marijuana. There is writing to the top of the picture in bold print saying that Mr. Phelps has 14 Olympic gold medals, 37 world records and 2 lungs…

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