Imaginary Friends Show vs Westboro Baptist Church

Dear Fag Enablers,

Here is the long awaited interview with Ben Phelps, grandson of Pastor Fred Phelps, the homophobic, anti-Semitic, bigot from the Westboro Baptist “God Hates Fags” church from Topeka, Kansas.

After this interview, I feel sorry for the guy. He’s clearly intelligent and were it not for his indoctrination into such a horribly bigoted cult, he’d be a guy I’d have a beer with… then, you know, like… whatever.

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Go masticate in public!

Jake.

Jake is the author of ‘Letters to Christian Leaders; Hollow be thy claims’, the book which takes the specific claims that the most prominent Christian Leaders make and directly refutes them using the latest research and evidence, reason, logic, and a dash of snarky humour. Get it here for your sexy kindleOr if you prefer the authenticity of a book (and are too cheap for a kindle) get the hardcopy here.

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About jakefw

My Religious Status Atheist, Secular, Anti-Theist, Pirate Lover. About Me: I'm so funny and intelligent that when I make jokes, people simultaneously laugh and get smarter... it's an enigma, like clothing on a playboy playmate - see what I did there? I'm a writer - currently for prolific blog www.rustylime.com. I'm a poet - this is a lie. I'm a fighter - more with my tongue than anything... take that however you want... ladies. I'm an intellectual - e=Mc2... apparently. I am well educated - I have degrees in both Fahrenheit and Celsius... some day I will rate in Kelvin. My blood type is O- - But I like to think of myself as a positive kind of guy. I was abducted by aliens at an early age - Bloody immigrants... always trying to take our jobs... and our children! I love the theatre - I've always loved sterile environments where operations take place. I am not an Animal lover - I prefer Beaker, that 'meep' sound he makes is hilarious. I am a science literacy proponent - people need to know how to blow shit up using household chemicals like nitrocellulose and ear wax! I deny evolution - while my cousin might look like an ape, she most assuredly isn't! I am a climate change skeptic - man was never meant to wear underpants! I love religion - But it's at that stage in it's life where it's getting really expensive to take care of it... I think it's time we took it behind the barn and put a cap in it's arse. I hate intolerance - I especially hate intolerant people, I hate them in the face! Thats me, if you want to know more, don't hesitate to procrastinate on sending me an email to ask questions about me and my pet Burrito named Dog! Age: Old enough to pretend I didn't hear the question, young enough to emotively storm out of the room because you asked! Why am I here: When a man and a woman love each other very much, they have 'intercourse' and if they love each other enough, the man won't 'pull out' and they'll make a baby. On this occasion, the baby was named 'Jake', and he's just great! The religion I left: Christian, Catholic Why I left My religion: disillusionment with church, doubts about god communicating to pastor, doubts about god communicating at all, contradiction between concept of "free will" and concept of omniscience god with will, "free will" doesn't make sense since desires not under our control, inability to view god as anything more than a sadistic tyrant, contradiction between bible's claim of god's love and existence of hell, doubting bible led to crumbling away of any firm belief structure, Also why I left my religion: Priest and pastor could not answer questions on quantum physics... made me question everything! Twitter: http://twitter.com/_Modus_Operandi
  • http://YOURURL Kim

    Truly frightening. And pathetic. What a sick, twisted bunch of people – they obviously think about sodomy (etc) ALL THE TIME. How ironic.
    And since it’s “not my business whether people convert or not” – WHY ALL THE PREACHING? If it’s not their business, why do they act like it is? It’s pure sado-masochism – they like to hurt people (sadism) by preaching such horrible rubbish AND they like people to hate them in return (masochism), because apparently God loves suffering! (or, in their view, God hates people who aren’t suffering correctly) Kinky, kinky little devils. I really don’t remember the bit in the Bible that says ONLY suffering is sufficient to get into heaven. I seem to remember good deeds and shit like that, but what would I know – my brain is unwashed and stinks of a broad education and the occasional thought.
    Of course, I do agree with him when he says George Dubya Bush is possessed by a demon, the Iraq war is ill-advised and the wars are causing the US economy to crumble, but any half-wit knows that. (apart from a great chunk of the American population who can only aspire to have as many brains as a half-wit).
    And if people can ONLY find God “when God opens their eyes”, what happens if God DOESN’T choose to open someone’s eyes? Is it still their fault?
    And if God hates gays so much, WHY DOES HE KEEP MAKING THEM? If gayness is a “choice”, why have people been making that “choice” for EVER, considering the punishment, isolation, torture and DEATH that such a “choice” has been bringing for untold centuries? WHY WOULD PEOPLE BOTHER IF IT WERE VOLUNTARY?
    Idiots like Westboro will destroy America is America doesn’t grow some balls and fight them as hard as they fight those damn Muzzies overseas. Westboro and the other cults are supported by the US because they US refuse to do anything about them, just like the US founded and funded groups like the Taliban.
    TAKE A HARD LOOK AT YOURSELF, AMERICA! You think Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan are the only sorts of places that develop and protect dangerous religious extremists? Or is it a case of “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”? You know – if you can’t beat the extremists you have to grow some of your own? Enemies often look identical, and guess what?… HAHAHAHAHA. BYE BYE, America! Don’t let the door hit your big, fat, ignorant, LOUD arses! (That’s arses, NOT asses!)

    • http://YOURURL Michelle

      LIKE! Oh, I’m not on Facebook…
      Great comment, KIM!

  • http://YOURURL Mininster Michael Kappele

    Sad……so delousional, clearly no respect for other faiths and so homophobic,,sad,,,defently they need mental help, such a nice cult,,,

    Also am a Heathen Minister, of a Faith that tech older than his so-called christian god….my gods are still here, will his be in a hundred yrs?

    And born into sin is crap and bullshit, man is both capale of good and evil, they have free will to do either, saddly these people do evil…in the name of there god.

  • http://YOURURL Jamie

    I am glad that this interview was made because any interview with this church in it always has people shouting others down, this has a person actually answering questions.

  • http://YOURURL John

    This guy is very sick. He should be locked up in mental institution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fallthatchaz.blogspot.com%2F&h=UAQAXdBUJ OLDCHAZMAN

    First of all, Jake, I think you did a wonderful ‘fair and balanced’ job of interviewing this ‘kumquat!’ I was prepared for a knockdown drag out battle since you hold such a strong belief and have such a strong hold on facts and supporting details. Therefore, I really appreciated the fact that you did not verbally attack him in anyway, and you managed to draw him totally out. I compliment you that you did NOT question him only from the perspective of your current personal belief, but included your previous ‘Christian’ existence – it all served this interview so well – and it was not diminished by your impressive general knowledge of the topic. I suppose this was a case of you allowing him to be hoisted with his own petard. For there not being that much distance covered in the Bible on sodomy, this gentleman and his church seem to squeeze every last inch worm to death! If the word ‘love’ exists in their Bible you couldn’t tell by what Ben Phelps had to say!
    I loved your comment, “After this interview, I felt sorry for the guy. He’s clearly intelligent and were it not for his indoctrination into such a horribly bigoted cult, he’s be a guy I’d have a beer with… then, you know, like…. whatever.” I remind you Jake of that old joke about “Never try to teach a pig to sing!” Thanks for a great job!

  • http://YOURURL Ralph Zielke

    Wow! The best podcast interview of an evangelical bigot that I have ever heard. I applaud you for your calm and balanced approach. Keep up the good work. Just working my way through your back catalogue.