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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]

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