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]
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