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Oklahoma liquor store celebrates Fred Phelps' death

Moore, Okla., liquor store offers 10 percent off champagne in honor of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps' death.
By Danielle Haynes   |   March 26, 2014 at 9:36 AM   |   Comments

March 26 (UPI) -- A liquor store in Moore, Okla., advertised a sale on champagne to coincide with the death of Fred Phelps, the founder of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.

The owner of Moore Liquor, Bryan Kerr, posted a sign outside his store Tuesday reading "Fred Phelps 1929-2014, Champagne 10 percent off! Not a coincidence," KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City.

Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church are known for their virulent anti-gay sentiment and protesting soldiers' funerals. Phelps died Thursday after having been excommunicated from the church.

Kerr said he's gotten positive feedback about his sign, which suggests celebrating Phelps' death.

“People have really responded positively to it,” he said.

“Champagne is a celebratory drink and so that’s why we gave 10 percent off,” Kerr added. “If they choose to celebrate the passing of a little hate from this world, they can do so and we’re happy to oblige here at Moore Liquor.”

“That kind of hatred and that kind of twisting of biblical principles needs to be exposed and talked about people need to know that’s not how real Christians act,” he said.


[KOCO]

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