Fred Phelps Essays

  • Westboro Baptist Church Case Study

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    against Westboro Baptist Church. Originally, he sued Fred Phelps, Phelps’s daughters and the church claiming five different torts: defamation, publicity given to private life, intentional infliction of emotional distress, intrusion upon seclusion, and civil conspiracy. Of these five, three of them initially held ground in court. The district court ruled that defamation and publicity to private life could not be adequately proven. (Snyder v. Phelps) The court found Westboro Baptist Church liable for

  • America's Most Hated Family

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    the WBC is not a part of a larger, more accepted religion. As to the second part of the definition, many people view the WBC as extreme. We saw society's view of the WBC in Theroux's documentary. The children did not have friends in school. Megan Phelps-Roper blatenly stated this in the film. Some kids at school specifically avoided them because of their radical beliefs. Megan tried to play it off that she did not want those kids as friends anyway because they are going to Hell, but I could see that

  • Freedom of Speech: Dissecting Snyder v. Phelps

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    According to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute, Snyder v. Phelps dealt with the First Amendment’s Freedom of Speech and whether to protect or restrict speech dealing with protesters at military funerals. The Westboro Baptist Church was founded in 1955 by Fred Phelps. Since the past twenty years, the church has made public its position on homosexuality in American society and in the military by suggesting that the United States was overly tolerant and military veterans who died in

  • Westboro Baptist Church: A Deviant Hate Crime Group?

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    deviant group in disguise? In order to get to know about the Westboro Baptist Church, a person needs to know a little about who they are, where they came from, and what they represent. The Westboro Baptist Church was created in 1955 by a man named Fred Phelps, in Topeka Kansas, and is considered to follow old school Baptist beliefs (God, 2011). The Westboro membership numbers less than 100 who profess to all of the teachings of the Bible, and preach against every type of sin (God). Uncommonly, the

  • Essay On Do Not Believe

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    The best kind of believer is one who makes their own choices regarding belief and is willing to fight for their right to do so. The definition of a believer is “a person who believes that a specified thing is effective, proper, or desirable” or “one who has faith in something or someone.” Faith can be further categorized three different ways. The first is legitimate faith. Legitimate faith is when someone believes in what is true. There is also illegitimate faith which is when someone believes in

  • The Laramie Project

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    The Laramie Project, written by Moisés Kaufman, is a compilation of interviews by The Tectonic Theater Project, news publications, and journal entries. After the brutal murder of Mathew Sheppard in 1998. Kaufman along with his theater troupe made six visits to Laramie, Wyoming, where the murder took place, to interview people about what happened and how they felt about the crime in their community. They interviewed about two hundred people, of which about sixty were included in the play. The play

  • Westboro Baptist Church Research Paper

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    The Westboro Baptist Church is one of our nation’s most controversial churches. They argue against people for the word of God, the church holds protest against funerals, wedding, and American idols. The church is made up of over 70 people, most of them being family members. The people of the church have their morals and beliefs just like anyone does; the only difference is that their morals are just a little more aggressive than most. Some people believe the church is correct with their preaching’s

  • Matthew Shepard's Fight Against Hate Crimes

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    Introduction: Matthew Shepard was a college student who was very open about gay rights. On October 6, 1998 in Laramie,Wyoming, Shepard was found beaten and hung on a fence, to which you could have mistaken him as a scarecrow. A cyclist found him and took Shepard to the nearest hospital. Sadly Shepard was confirmed dead just a few hours later by the doctors. The story was publicized and many people began to show their support for Shepard, such as many Gay rights activist, Celebrities, Even local

  • The Laramie Project Critique

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    The Laramie Project Critique *No Works Cited The Laramie project captured the audience's attention by utilizing different design methods on stage. This included sound, stage and hand properties, light, and music. With an ensemble of 10 actors playing over 30 roles, this proved to be an amazing play to experience. The playwright was constructed in a clear manner, which eliminated the confusion of "who is who." Through the usage of the stage elements as well as the dynamics of each character

  • The Laramie Project and Shakespeare

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    Artistic creations can be a means for the exploration of human attitudes, feelings and behaviors. The performing arts are an example of an artistic media that can be utilized in this way. For example, the use of theatre and film can be applied as way to explore some of the human attitudes, feelings and behaviors that are related to topics such as tolerance, acceptance, anger, hatred and also forgiveness. Two such performing arts examples are The Laramie Project and Shakespeare as presented in

  • Snyder V Phelps Case Study

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    Assignment #2 Overviewing the case of Snyder v. Phelps it could be easily misconstrued about who was at fault morally rather than coming to a conclusion according to federal law. From thoroughly investigating the case it is infact accurate that Fred Phelps and his following a Westboro Baptist Church based in Topeka,Kansas focus and actively execute their ideas about God’s supposed hatred for the United States,and their tolerance of homosexuals.Particularly, the congregation focuses on homosexuality

  • Westboro Baptist Church

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    Non-Profit organization in 1967. They consider themselves an “old school’’ Baptist church. Their leader Fred Phelps and several of his children and dozens of his grandchildren. Appear to constitute the majority of their group members. They have no official affiliation with mainstream Baptist Organizations. The pastor Fred Phelps was born as the eldest child to Catherine Johnston and Fred Phelps in Meridian, Mississippi in 1929. He was raised by his aunt after his mom passed away. During his high

  • The Most Hated Family in America

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    drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version). There is a particular church that was settled in Topeka, Kansas, in 1955 called the Westboro Baptist Church that is led by Pastor Fred Phelps. They focus on preaching against the sins that this world has accepted by picketing at soldier funerals or any corner where they can profess their hate towards American and the world due to their sins (“God Hates Fags”). The world has expressed

  • The Westboro Baptist Church and Their Ideologies Aganist Homosexuals

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    Jews, Catholics, and the military. The main focus will obviously be the church’s feelings against homosexuality because many of their rallies focus on that issue. Who does the Westboro Baptist Church consist of? What do they believe? Well, In 1955 Fred Phelps created the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) in Topeka, Kansas. The Westboro Baptist church follows the primitive Baptist tradition, which contains a very conservative ideology and practice. In the eyes of many people this congregation is considered

  • Kent Greenfield Free Speech

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    Kent Greenfield, in his article “The Limits of Free Speech,” questions whether the First Amendment is correctly interpreted. Greenfield’s purpose is to share different occasions with the readers, where the amendments true purpose is in question. He adopts a passionate yet indignant tone and uses different literary techniques such story-telling, an appeal to character, an informal voice and the use of repetition and rhetorical questions in order to display to the audience the true purpose of the First

  • Biography of Michael Phelps

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    think Michael Phelps is a credible person when it comes to swimming. He was very successful though his credibility took a hit when he was pictured holding a marijuana pipe (Crouse). Phelps was born to his parents, Fred and Debbie, on June 30, 1985 (JockBio: Michael Phelps Biography). He has two sisters, Whitney and Hilary (JackBio: Michael Phelps Biography). Both of them took up swimming when they were young and Michael followed in their footsteps (JackBio: Michael Phelps Biography). Phelps started competing

  • Michael Phelps Research Paper

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    Michael Phelps was born on June 30th, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the 3rd child of Debbie and Fred Phelps. Michael has grown up to be a world renown Olympic swimmer with 28 Olympic medals; 18 of those being gold. He has set world records at as young as age 15 and instantly America fell in love with him. Michael’s parents got divorced when he was only 9 years old and he lived with his mom and sisters in the Baltimore area. Michael was inspired to learn swimming after his 2 sisters joined the

  • Technicolor Research Topic Report: Sound and Image.

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    sites we also confirmed the information using books. The books and sites used were, and The books are as follows, Glorious Technicolor: the movies' magic rainbow / Fred E. Basten. Barnes, 1980 and Mr. Technicolor / Herbert T. Kalmus with Eleanore King Kalmus. Our intention on the project was to separate the project with Tom doing the early years and I doing the later years in the company’s history. We would share

  • Fred as a Foil to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

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    Fred as a Foil to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge's selfish, cold, melancholy nature is contrasted with Fred, Scrooge's light-hearted nephew. At the beginning of the novel, Fred and Scrooge are complete opposites, but, as the novel progresses, they become more and more alike. Throughout the novel, Dickens uses Fred to show Scrooge's transformation from a cold, unfeeling man to a man of warmth and compassion. The first time Fred is seen is on

  • Pushing Fellow Managers Beyond Limits

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    Resources Manager]. ====================================================================== Purpose: To motivate fellow managers to into purposeful and decisive action, which pushes them beyond their current limits. MY WAY ====== The Fred Hollows story ---------------------- Quote: "When I've seen an opportunity I haven't sat down and called a committee meeting about it… we've gone and done it." We sit here today, talking about how we can take decisive action. I can't help