Rev. Fred Phelps Loses 11 Million In Lawsuit---cries: "Hogwash!"

The man who has his insane family and followers show up at the funerals of our fallen soldiers says that CNN's Rick Sanchez is the person that's brai

The man who has his insane family and followers show up at the funerals of our fallen soldiers says that CNN's Rick Sanchez is the person that's brainwashed. He's certifiable, but not too many people have ever heard him talk before so I'm posting this very deranged religious zealot. The loss of the cash can't compensate the added torture he inflicts on grieving families.

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PHELPS: ... believe the truth, doesn't want to hear the truth. You're just a hysterical nincompoop, like all the rest of the them.

This is the 1st -- what you ought to be worried about is the loss of First Amendment rights in the United States, for which those guys claim they're over there fighting. With me now on the phone is the leader of the protests at the funerals of U.S. service men and women, judgment passed against him today in a court, almost $11 million, Reverend Fred Phelps. (full transcript below the fold)

via CNN:

Thanks for being with us, sir.

FRED PHELPS, PROTESTING AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY: Sure.

SANCHEZ: I want to respect your opinion, as much as I possibly can.

But I think viewers would want to know, why in the world would you do something like that to a father, a good man -- you just saw him on our cameras...

PHELPS: Oh, hogwash.

SANCHEZ: ... who is grieving the son of...

PHELPS: You have been brainwashed.

SANCHEZ: I'm sorry, sir?

PHELPS: You have been brainwashed.

SANCHEZ: I have been brainwashed?

PHELPS: Yes, talking that way.

PHELPS: For goodness' sakes, all that was, was a protestation by the government of the United States against the word of God.

They don't want me preaching that God is punishing America by killing those servicemen. And if that's why he's doing it and sending them home in body bags, then the appropriate forum of choice would be their funerals. And there's nothing wrong with preaching respectfully, at a great distance, from the funeral when it's going on.


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SANCHEZ: How, sir, can you call this respectfully, when you're using those kinds of words and those signs to a man who is doing...

(CROSSTALK)

SANCHEZ: Hold on, sir.

Sir, let me finish asking the question, and then I will give you your time to answer it.

PHELPS: You're... (CROSSTALK)

PHELPS: ... these loaded questions.

(CROSSTALK)

SANCHEZ: Why would you choose this as a venue, a man who is minding his own business, trying to mourn the death of his son, who many would consider a war hero?

Sir, go ahead.

(CROSSTALK)

PHELPS: ... believe the truth, doesn't want to hear the truth. You're just a hysterical nincompoop, like all the rest of the them.

This is the 1st -- what you ought to be worried about is the loss of First Amendment rights in the United States, for which those guys claim they're over there fighting.

SANCHEZ: We're not talking about rights here. What we're talking about is a sense of...

(CROSSTALK)

SANCHEZ: Well, hold on. Let me ask the question, sir.

(CROSSTALK)

SANCHEZ: We're talking about...

PHELPS: And that silly verdict will last about five minutes when it hurts the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

SANCHEZ: Mr. Phelps...

PHELPS: That is an abomination against God and against the country of the United States and against the First Amendment.

(CROSSTALK)

SANCHEZ: Mr. Phelps, if you will give me just a moment, I would like to ask you not about the law, but about any sense of decency that you may or may not have, by going and doing that at a man's funeral.

(CROSSTALK)

PHELPS: If you had any sense of decency, you wouldn't ask a question like that.

SANCHEZ: What is wrong with asking the question? Explain it to me.

PHELPS: Sense of decency, my foot.

(CROSSTALK)

SANCHEZ: Go ahead, sir. Tell me what is indecent about asking that question.

(CROSSTALK)

PHELPS: ... to spit in the face of God and tick God off, so that he's punishing this nation.

You talk about a sense of decency -- my foot.

(CROSSTALK)

SANCHEZ: Mr. Phelps, would you mind if I just get one quick question in, OK?

PHELPS: Yes, if it won't be so loaded, so silly loaded.

SANCHEZ: OK.

I will try my best, sir.

Nobody is trying to take away your right to worship your God.

PHELPS: You are.

SANCHEZ: Nobody is.

PHELPS: You are. The court was.

SANCHEZ: The point we're making is, why would you choose a venue...

(CROSSTALK)

PHELPS: The Army is.

SANCHEZ: The Army is taking it away from you?

PHELPS: The very idea of putting a preacher on trial for what he preaches, the very idea, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

SANCHEZ: All right, Mr. Phelps, we have tried to have a conversation with you.

PHELPS: No, you haven't tried to do anything but run your big mouth.

SANCHEZ: But, obviously, you have been more interested in making some of your own political statements.

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