facebook
twitter
search
search

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Oklahoma liquor store over sign mocking Fred Phelps' death

Sign reads, "Fred Phelps 1929-2014, Champagne 10% off! Not a coincidence."
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   March 28, 2014 at 9:54 AM

The Westboro Baptist Church is saying that it will picket an Oklahoma liquor store that put up a sign mocking the death of the group’s founder, Fred Phelps.

Phelps died on March 20 at the age of 84.

To commemorate the occasion, Moore Liquor decided to have a champagne sale and posted a sign reading, "Fred Phelps 1929-2014, Champagne 10% off! Not a coincidence."

The WBC doesn’t find the sign funny and plans to protest.



The store sounds fine with it.



"I was a little reticent about putting up the sign in the first place because I have two good parents who raised me not to speak ill of the dead, but I couldn’t help feeling that the world was a better place without Fred Phelps," store owner Bryan Kerr told the Huffington Post.

"He did so much to spread his special brand of hatred while bastardizing Christian principles that I thought it might be appropriate to recognize his lack of corporeal existence with some celebration. As a Christian myself, I truly hope that Fred found some peace with God and maybe even had a change of heart before passing."


[Moore Liquor via Facebook]
[Huffington Post]

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Westboro Baptist Church
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
SoBe apologizes for alarming bottle cap message
Austrian teacher receives warning after killing rabbits in front of class
Florida man's kayak capsizes while trying to catch a shark
Lightning lights up Cinderella's castle, delays fireworks
Obama disagrees with the New York Times suggestion to add peas to guacamole