QUOTE OF THE DAY: Phelps clan spokeswoman appears to endorse Resource Center’s counterprotest fundraiser

Posted on 09 Jul 2010 at 8:39am

The Dallas Morning News in Friday’s edition published this story about “Hell Freezes Over,” Resource Center Dallas’ counterprotest fundraiser of Westboro Baptist Church. The DMN talked with Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper, who often speaks on behalf of the Topeka, Kan., church. Strangely, Phelps-Roper seemed to encourage people to donate to the cause, saying, “I hope they invest a lot …” Here’s the full quote:

“They’re trivializing the wrath of God already dumping on their heads,” she said. “I hope they invest a lot because what indeed will they give for a man’s soul?”

When she says “the wrath of God already dumping on their heads,” I’m sure Phelps-Roper is referring to all the rain we’ve had here in Dallas this week. It’s terrible, and she’s right, we shouldn’t trivialize it. But I’m a little confused about the second part of the quote. I don’t really know how much I’d give for a man’s soul, because I’m not sure how much they’re going for these days. What she’s probably trying to say is that $3,000 is a small price to pay for an ice maker in the summertime in Texas, so people should give what they can.

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