Fred Phelps

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  • Thesis Essay for the Laramie Project

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    Reverend Fred Phelps was the preacher who staged the anti-gay demonstration and Matthew was a homosexual that was brutally beaten and left to die on fence in Wyoming. Simply because he was a homosexual and “[after] seeing Fred Phelps protesting at Matthew's funeral”(Kaufman 79) you can see that Phelps and his followers are afraid of change. Fueled by Phelp's religion that being gay is a sin, the religion

  • Speech On Freedom Of Speech

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    Through the onslaught of opinionated social media posts we scroll through every day, on a variety of social platforms, we are constantly reminded of the First Amendment granting U.S. Citizens the Freedom of Speech. Often I find myself wondering what was going through their head or how they arrived at their conclusion, but I dare not restrict them from voicing their mind. Throughout the 2016 Presidential Election, a myriad of "political experts" over both party lines both consistently and unapologetically

  • Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family In America

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    the Phelps family, descendants of Fred Phelps, who founded the Westboro Baptist Church in 1955. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church strongly believe that soldiers killed in combat, are God’s punishment for homosexuality and the increased support and acceptance of homosexuality in America. They display their views by having anti-gay protests and picketing the funerals of veterans, with signs like “God Hates Fags” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.” Theroux tells Shirley, the daughter of Fred Phelps

  • Matthew Shepard Analysis

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    Society’s view on sexuality has played a pivotal role in the equality of the gay community. Their existence is often ignored as there is a stigma against their lifestyle and those who choose to reveal their identity are either attacked or shunned away. The fatality of Matthew Shepard during the late 90s proved to show that some parts of society had not yet accepted homosexuality. Whether or not acceptance is relevant today, the play works to address the issues of sexuality through Matthew and have

  • Laramie Project Review Essay example

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    A Death That Revealed the World’s Concealed View on Homosexuality The Laramie Project is a play written by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project. The play is based on the interviews of the citizens of Laramie about what’s happening in Laramie and their responses to the murder of Matthew. In addition to the various themes suggested by the play, the author wanted to present the varying perspectives toward homosexuality in the Laramie community at the time of Matthew’s death

  • Westboro Baptist Church: A Deviant Hate Crime Group? Essay

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    Deviant behavior is anything that a person does that is out of the norm. Robbing banks, stealing cars, and assaulting individuals are easily considered deviant behavior, but can people be deviant while still being within their legal rights and without breaking any laws? One congregation that does not break any laws, but is considered to be out-of-line, is the Westboro Baptist Church. The Westboro Baptist Church has been called offensive and their actions are frowned upon by many. Is the Westboro

  • The Definition Of Christianity Is A Religion

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    The definition of Christianity is a religion that teaches about who Jesus is and why he was sent to save us. I believe being a Christian consists of loving inward, outward and upward. I as that I never knew who God was growing up, but I always knew he existed. I am a courageous Christian woman that has been a Christian for almost three years now. I know now what it is like to live for God’s glory. Before I became a Christian I was a very lost soul. What I mean by this is, I lived a very hateful

  • Summary Of The Tectonic Theater Project

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    In Act 1 of the play, it talks about how the Tectonic Theater Project on November 14, 1998, went to Laramie, Wyoming. The Tectonic Theater Project interview the people that lived in Laramie about the murdered of Matthew Shepard. When they interview the townspeople, they asked about what happened the night they last so Matthew. Some people said that Mathew went with the two boys willingly, but there were people that said that opponent. A bartender said that she saw Matthew before he felt with the

  • Essay The Laramie Project Critique

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    The Laramie Project Critique *No Works Cited The Laramie project captured the audience's attention by utilizing different design methods on stage. This included sound, stage and hand properties, light, and music. With an ensemble of 10 actors playing over 30 roles, this proved to be an amazing play to experience. The playwright was constructed in a clear manner, which eliminated the confusion of "who is who." Through the usage of the stage elements as well as the dynamics of each character

  • Persecution In Vietnam

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    The wife of a Vietnamese pastor was severely mistreated and beaten up by authorities during a questioning, Barnabas Aid reports. Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinch, a Vietnamese freedom activist, was jailed in 2012 for his alleged involvement in accusations against the government’s suppression of religion freedom. On May 11, it was his wife Tran Thi Hong’s turn to be questioned by Vietnamese authorities about her “illegal” Lutheran faith and her links to foreign media, Worthy News relays. Barnabas Aid says