Fred Phelps Sr accepts debate with Gay Group

Anti-gay Kansas preacher to picket play at Lincoln Museum in Indiana

The Journal Gazette says "Fred Phelps Sr., one of the most fiery anti-gay activists in the nation, is bringing his followers and their “God hates fags” picket signs to Fort Wayne. The focus of their ire will be “The Laramie Project,” a four-day run of a play about the healing of Laramie, Wyo., after the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was beaten and left to die for being gay."

Local churchs and Police are working on task forces to develop contingincy plans for Phelps visit. Rob Grayless of Indiana Equality has decided to take Phelps on face to face in a forum. “We could have people stand on the other side of the street and protest right back, but that doesn’t solve anything.”

Phelps later told The Journal Gazette he intends to accept the offer. “We’ll accommodate it if it’s anywhere near reasonable,” Phelps said. “It’s just a wonderful way to show the contrast between the truth of God and the abomination of sin.”

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