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Champaign Attacker Claims He is ‘Son of Satan’

This week, an Illinois man attacked a woman claiming he was the ‘Son of Satan.’

 A Champaign man who told a woman Monday that he was sent to kill her is in custody at the Champaign County Jail.

Aaron Munds, 40, who listed an address on Holmes Court, was arrested for home invasion and attempted murder after a bizarre attack on a woman at a home in Thomasboro at mid-day Monday.

In spite of being choked nearly to unconsciousness and threatened repeatedly with death, the 67-year-old woman escaped serious injury.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Coile said about 12:10 p.m. Monday, Munds knocked on the door of a home on County Road 2400 N where the Urbana woman was acting as a caregiver to her older sister.

The woman did not recognize Munds and asked him what he wanted. He held out a lottery ticket and told her he had been sent to give it to her.

As the woman unlocked the door, he barged in, saying: “I am the son of Satan and was sent here to kill you,” Coile said.

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Fred Phelps is Dead, but the Evil of Westboro Baptist Church Lives On

By Tamar Auber @greeninthenews

American media could not help but gloat today as news of the passing of Fred Phelps, Sr. the much-hated founder of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. “Good riddance, Fred Phelps,” Time’s David Von Drehle remarked, showing little sympathy for the 84-year-old he called “a colossal jerk.”

In the Washington Post, Jonathon Capehart declared that the founding pastor of WBC “was so odious, so hateful that a side-eye noting of the 84-year-old’s death last night is in order,” while Entertainment Wise turned to celebrities for their pronouncements that Phelps belonged in hell (and was most certainly there right now).

There is little doubt that Fred Phelps, the author of one of the most hate-filled campaigns of his generation deserves few kind words. Along with his family, many of the them still children, he picketed funerals and spewed hate all over America with his notorious ‘God Hates F*gs’ campaign, violating people’s lives and co-opting faith for his mission of vitriol.

In the end, however, the hate that spewed from Phelps’ mouth overcame him. His disciple and his sons overthrew their founding pastor, casting the elderly man aside and forming an alliance that was so cruel, even Phelps had called for them to treat others with more kindness.

Removing Phelps from his home and church, all that remained of the pastor in his last days was a shell of his former hating-self in a withered and dying body in a hospice bed-a man who had spent his life judging others and now had been judged unworthy and thrown aside.

Von Drehle called the downfall of Phelps inevitable and the “bright side of a gloomy life, and the reason not to despair over a life like Fred Phelps’s.”

Yet, the casting out of any human being, no matter how vile, should never be gloated over, if for no other reason that it hints at a sinister truth-the evil of Westboro Baptist Church did not die with Fred Phelps; instead it has grown into a monster that ultimately defeated him.

Now, this hate lives in the hearts of a group of male elders of the church that are so willing to feed its darkness that they will sacrifice their founder, their father, and their own children for the cause.

Today, then, marked the end of the life of Fred Phelps, Sr., but the world is not a better place for it.

To make the world a better place, we cannot gloat over the death of a broken old man, but we must call out the monster head-on, acknowledging the pitiful nature of Westboro Baptist Church for what it truly is-a sad, angry family who only succeeds when we allow ourselves to respond to the suffering of any human being not in compassion and love, but with smugness and hate.

Bill Keller: ‘Satan is Bill Maher’s Hero’

Rev. Bill Keller, the self-proclaimed world leader in internet evangelism and founder of liveprayer.com has some harsh words for Bill Maher.

Calling him a gutless blasphemer after the comedian and atheist made a number of remarks about God and the bible on his show, Keller challenged Satan-loving Maher to a live debate to set him right about his claims.

“Maher, like his hero satan, is a typical gutless wonder who bravely runs his mouth when unopposed, but is a true coward when it comes to defending his blasphemous beliefs against someone who can articulate a case for the Christian faith like myself.

That is why his guests are the hosts from MSNBC who nobody watches, others who agree with is beliefs, along a “token” from the other side of the political spectrum who isn’t equipped or willing to mentally battle him and his guests as they mock God, Christ, the Bible, and Christians in general.

Keller concluded, “I actually pray for Maher each day, since Jesus died for his sins just like He did mine. Having debated in the media and public forums all of the top supporters of killing babies, the homosexual agenda including gay marriage and adoption, atheists, apologists for cults like Mormonism and Scientology, leading Imam’s from the false religion of Islam, guys like Maher are great when they can spew their blasphemy unopposed. However, when faced with someone like myself who can clearly articulate the Christian faith, their lies are exposed and beliefs fall apart. That is why I am Maher’s worst nightmare and he will hide like the coward he is!”

Right Wing Rant: ‘America Has Been Claimed for Satan’

America is a Satanic nation and it has been that way for centuries, according to right-wing ranter John Benefiel. In a radio program last week, Benefiel explained that even before the pilgrims crossed the ocean seeking religious freedom, America was already claimed for evil.

Citing ‘spiritual archaeologist’ Barry Fell, Benefiel professed that it was fact that during ancient times Egyptians sailed to the new world and planted statues of Baal, dooming America to Satan’s control for all eternity.

Pope Francis Talks Satan in Sunday Homily

During last week’s Sunday address, Pope Francis talked about temptation and Satan.

“The tempter tries to divert Jesus from the Father’s plan, that is, from the path of sacrifice, of love that offers itself in expiation; to make Him take an easy road, [a road] of success and power,” the Pope said. “The devil, in fact, to divert Jesus from the way of the Cross, makes present to him the false messianic hopes: economic well-being, indicated by the ability to turn stones into bread; a spectacular and miraculous style, with the idea of casting Himself down from the highest point of the Temple of Jerusalem and being saved by angels; and finally the shortcut of power and domination, in exchange for an act of worship to Satan.”

“Jesus decisively rejects all these temptations and reaffirms [His] firm intention to follow the path established by the Father, without any compromise with sin or with the logic of the world,” the Pope continued. “Note well how Jesus responds: He doesn’t dialogue with Satan, as Eve did in the terrestrial Paradise. Jesus knows well that one can’t dialogue with Satan, because he is so cunning. For this reason, instead of dialoguing, as Eve did, Jesus chooses to take refuge in the Word of God and to respond with the power of this Word.”

“Let us remind ourselves of this in the moment of temptation, of our temptation: not arguing with Satan, but defending ourselves with the Word of God,” Pope Francis added. And this will save us.”

Ted Cruz: ‘Pro-Choice Activists Yelled ‘Hail Satan’ to Silence Enemies’

The Dallas Morning News has reported that Tea Party darling Ted Cruz accused abortion rights activists of yelling “Hail Satan” at a recent rally.

Cruz’s remarks were one of several Satan references made to disparage the pro-choice crowd this week by lawmakers.

Invoking fiery references to Satan, “savagery” and a “culture of death” to criticize their opponents, anti-abortion lawmakers on Wednesday insisted that Republican contenders keep an intense focus on social issues in the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race.

Like many abortion opponents, the Susan B. Anthony List is in search of a White House contender who won’t shy from social issues after back-to-back presidential nominees in 2008 and 2012 who focused their campaigns on the economy and came up short. Several potential 2016 candidates were making their pitches in blunt terms, urging the group members to stick to their principles and fight those who would stand in their way.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said those who support abortion rights favor a “culture of death” and engage in “savagery.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican who is a favorite of the tea party, reminded the crowd of activists that supporters of abortion rights chanted “Hail, Satan” to silence their enemies during a heated protest at the Texas Capitol.

And former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Southern Baptist minister who ran for president in 2008 and is considering a 2016 campaign, said conservatives must work to “save every life that we can save.”

In the 2014 campaign for the Senate, Republican hopeful Greg Brannon of North Carolina stood by his previous claims that pro-abortion rights groups contemplate infanticide. Brannon, an obstetrician backed by several tea party groups, said that killing babies who survived abortions could happen in America, according to a video posted by Mother Jones magazine.

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