What the heck is "PHELPS"

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What the heck is "PHELPS"

#1 Unread post by My2Wheels » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:11 pm

I found a biker patch onine that said PHELPS with a red circle and slash line through it. As in "No PHELPS".

So, I'm wondering what PHELPS means?

Anybody know? :?
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#2 Unread post by flynrider » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:24 pm

The Rev. Fred Phelps is the leader of a religious group that stages (highly distasteful) protests at the military funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq.

There are motorcycling organizations (most notably the Patriot Guard Riders) that ride in these funerals and attempt to shield the families and friends from the wacko protesters.

My guess is that you ran across one of those riders.


Then again, maybe it's someone who hates competitive swimming :laughing:
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#3 Unread post by HYPERR » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:38 pm

flynrider wrote:

Then again, maybe it's someone who hates competitive swimming :laughing:
I thought it was maybe a diehard Mark Spitz fan...... :laughing:
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#4 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:23 pm

Ahhhh, another Freddie hater! Fred Phelps came to my school one time actually! Rather fun going over to where he was picketing gays and lesbians and whoever else he thought was evil (everyone but his church) and hitting on him! :laughing: Don't think I've seen such a shocked face since!
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#5 Unread post by RockBottom » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:08 pm

It's a small group of mostly one inbred family that is psychotically homophobic. You have to be careful, though--the organization funds itself by law suits against people who are so incensed that they they attack the protesters.

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#6 Unread post by My2Wheels » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:57 pm

Ah! I've heard of him. I just didn't know the name. Kudos to the Patriot Riders! But I'll be damned if I'll even put a No Phelps patch on my leather. Even bad publicity helps those clowns. I'm not about to give them even that satisfaction!
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#7 Unread post by bikernana » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:57 pm

Just remember not all Phelps are related. I'm a Phelps, but I'm thankful I'm not related to that Fred Character. It's kinda funny when I first saw the subject line, I thought WHAT? 'What does Phelps mean?' I'm still trying to figure that one out. So when any of you do, please let me know. Have a safe Labor Day weekend to all.
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#8 Unread post by Erg0n » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:12 pm

flynrider wrote:The Rev. Fred Phelps is the leader of a religious group that stages (highly distasteful) protests at the military funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq.

There are motorcycling organizations (most notably the Patriot Guard Riders) that ride in these funerals and attempt to shield the families and friends from the wacko protesters.

My guess is that you ran across one of those riders.


Then again, maybe it's someone who hates competitive swimming :laughing:

yeah that guy and his peeps wanted to come to canada to protest at the funeral of the recent greyhound bus murder. they, of course, go denied
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#9 Unread post by SBK15 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:35 pm

Michael Phelps :lol: The beast of a swimmer than swam for the U.S. in the olympics. jk i dont really know
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#10 Unread post by Z » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:08 pm

flynrider wrote:The Rev. Fred Phelps is the leader of a religious group that stages (highly distasteful) protests at the military funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq.

There are motorcycling organizations (most notably the Patriot Guard Riders) that ride in these funerals and attempt to shield the families and friends from the wacko protesters.

My guess is that you ran across one of those riders.


Then again, maybe it's someone who hates competitive swimming :laughing:
That pretty much sums it up. Phelps and his organiztion are scum...
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