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Too Wacky for Westboro: Glynis and Orlando Bethel


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(Seriously. Unfortunately I can't find the actual letter where Shirley Phelps-Roper denied that there was any connection between Westboro and the Bethels, but I'd swear to it having been there at one time.)


So who are the Bethels? Orlando and Glynis Bethel and their kids, sometimes of Loxley, AL and currently living in Nashville, are evangelists. Actually, they're evangelists of the lawsuit, always suing whenever they believe they've been treated with "police brutality." They've been doing this for years. Glynis calls herself a prophetess, of what, I haven't figured out.


I don't know that Glynis has a blog, but she has a message board (link: newlifegospel.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general and the link is broken because we do not want this one to follow us home) and she does regularly post YouTube videos. I'll put links to a few below. But first, let me give you a glimpse into what kind of weirdness these guys are into. This is from July 15:



BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- Baldwin County school officials locked their doors Thursday as a precaution after evangelical preacher Glynis Bethel left a voicemail with Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies threatening that she was armed with a gun and was ready to be a martyr.


“It’s certainly not the first time we’ve heard this kind of thing from her,†said Maj. Anthony Lowery, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Deputies received the voicemail Thursday morning, he said.


(link: http://blog.al.com/live/2011/07/self-pr ... s_thr.html) And there's more where that whack came from.


Previously, on the Orlando and Glynis Bethel show, the family was being martyred up in Nashville:



BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - A mother and her three teenage children were escorted off campus at Brentwood High School after what some call a staged "protest".


School officials said the Bethel family showed up at the school for the purpose of enrolling. But because they were not residents of Williamson County, they weren't admitted.


When administrators asked the family to leave, they refused. The Bethel family was first spotted on campus on Friday handing out religious literature and wore T-shirts that read, "God Hates Gays."


(link, with video and an interesting background: http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14469 ... twood-high )


(In Glynis' defense, she's absolutely right. The school HAS TO PROVIDE education to her children if they're within the school district, and none of this BS about "oh, you have a home in Alabama." However, the kids can be kicked out if they're being disruptive.)


Here's Glynis' YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/glynisbethel


Here's a recent video with Glynis using Mace on a police sergeant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW3znHFuLrY


And here's a link where she explains, at length, why she used Mace on the officer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENhudL5a2Lk (The first minute gives the succinct explanation, the rest is well, ramble.)


She's also got a Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/glynisbethel


Enjoy, if you dare.

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Why does she spell it poLICE? She is definitely crazy.

I think she thinks the police are "lice." You know, vermin.

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Wow Someone crazier than the Phelpses. Hubby and I were surprised to discover this. Lol. Then again maybe we shouldn't be surprised at the level of crazy from some people out there... there's always something out there, IMO.

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I'd forgotten about this forum at the Annoyatorium:

www.annoyatorium.com/tt.aspx?forumid=16 (it will only display the last 30 days of posts, so you have to change the settings to get the whole 16 pages of whack).

I believe it's been determined that "prophetessgussie" is a Glynis Bethel alter ego.

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