grace.

to my gramps.

Hi, Grandpa.

I love you. I miss you. My heart aches to see how you’ve been laid waste in the media by our own family. Everyone talks about you as if you’re already in the grave; I know your heart is still beating & I hope you live up to your stubborn legacy & live for a long while yet.

To the whole world you were only ever the face of an evil entity. But of course to me you were always my Gramps. My kind, sweet, adoring Gramps. I miss you so much. I wish the sisters & I could meet you & Granny for another shake party up in your room (we’ll even bring your favorite strawberry one from McDonald’s).

I’m sorry for every second we’ve been apart this last year and four months. I’m sorry I didn’t appreciate you more when you were mine. I’m sorry our human frames are so weak & we couldn’t spend an eternity together on earth in perfect health. I’m sorry for what the church has done to our family. I’m sorry the media rejoices in the declining health of a human being. I’m sorry people reflect back the same hate & judgment that WBC delivers. I’m sorry you got trapped into a deluded way of thinking to the point that you were willing to hurt other people & yourself in order to serve a god out of fear. I’m sorry. I just am. I’m sorry I can’t hold your hand again & cry & reminisce with you as you lay on your death bed.

“You’re my great, big, beautiful doll!” You used to tell me. I wish I could hear you say it once more. This time I promise to know how much you mean to me. I never could have asked for a better grandpa.

– your gracie.

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111 thoughts on “to my gramps.

  1. You hurt him when you left, no doubt. Brought his death a little sooner, no doubt. You betrayed a sick old man! God does hate! YOU SHOULD FEAR GOD!
    Read and Obey the Gospel!

    • Meg says:

      Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.
      Harper Lee

    • Astartes says:

      There is only one true god and he is the emperor of man kind and master of us all, The one who guides us from his golden throne on Terra and protects against the forces of Chaos with his mighty Angels of Death the Adpetus Astartes. You will fall heretic for no one can withstand out faith. Onwards brothers FOR THE EMPEROR!!!! CHARGE! !!!

      • To obey the Gospel you must believe in the truths of Christ and obey the Commandments. Not all who say Lord, Lord shall enter into Heaven: but only He that does the will of the Father. (St. Matthew 7:21)

        See this 8 minute video http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/catholicchurch/key-john-316/ on verses which say you must do the will of God and keep the Commandments: and that verses which talk about having Faith always do in the context of requiring one to OBEY the Commandments. It prominently covers St. John 3:16 and goes into the original Greek.

      • Hal Sawyer says:

        I think you are confused. Astarte is (or was) not a god, but a Babylonian fertility goddess. She was more commonly known as Ishtar and she was worshipped by the ancient Israelites who rendered her name Asteroth, which name became the name of a demon after the patriarchical Yahwahist faction stamped out her cultus and literally demonized her. The story (as written by the winners) is in the bible, some where around 1st or 2nd Kings, I think. I suggest you read The Hebrew Goddess by the wonderful Jewish scholar Raphael Patai. Patai also explains the difference between the two Hebrew goddesses Asteroth and Asherah which I had always assumed were the same, but are not at all.

        On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:38 AM, gypsies & sinners. wrote:

        > Paul Peters commented: “To obey the Gospel you must believe in the > truths of Christ and obey the Commandments. Not all who say Lord, Lord > shall enter into Heaven: but only He that does the will of the Father. (St. > Matthew 7:21) See this 8 minute video http://www.mostholyfam” >

      • Hal Sawyer says:

        I think you are confused. Astarte is (or was) not a god, but a Babylonian fertility goddess. She was more commonly known as Ishtar and she was worshipped by the ancient Israelites who rendered her name Asteroth, which name became the name of a demon after the patriarchical Yahwahist faction stamped out her cultus and literally demonized her. The story (as written by the winners) is in the bible, some where around 1st or 2nd Kings, I think. I suggest you read The Hebrew Goddess by the wonderful Jewish scholar Raphael Patai. Patai also explains the difference between the two Hebrew goddesses Asteroth and Asherah which I had always assumed were the same, but are not at all.

      • Your invention and personalized phrase “patriarchical Yahwahist faction” simply has no foundation in history. The one true Religion was revealed from the beginning by the One True God. It is only the false religions that are breakoffs and factions and a corruption. Those who do not have the true faith of Christ are pagans.Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, Harper Collins Publishers 2003, “Pagan n- (1. Christian Religious Writings/Theology) a member of a group professing a polytheistic religion or any religion other than Christianity… 2. A person without any religion; heathen adj. 1. (Christian Religious Writings/Theology) of or relating to pagans or their faith or worship.” Your rites of passage and celebrations are Pagan according to Pagan dictionaries. This prominent secularist/Pagan dictionary lists the etymology of ‘Pagan’ as the following: “[from Church Latin paganus civilian (hence; not a soldier of Christ), from Latin: countryman, villager, from pagus village. Pagandom n, Paganism adj, Paganism n, Paganist adj & n, Paganistic adj,Paganistically adj.”

        For more information see http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com the Life, Death, Crucifixion, Godhood and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ are scientifically demonstrated. Today is Good Friday: the crucifixion of my Dear and Beloved Lord.

        BELOW IS THE REASON WHY EASTER IS THE MOST SCIENTIFIC THING THERE IS: AN ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS THE SCIENTIFIC FACTS IS AN IMPOSSIBILITY.

        1. As you should know, carbon dating is quackery but the world still rides along with the already invalidated fiction of the 1988 Shroud of Turin carbon dating. In 2008 Aug. 15th the Los Alamos National Laboratory released its findings that scientifically proved and confirmed that the material used for the radiocarbon dating of the Shroud in 1988 was not from the Shroud’s fabric. The Shroud is made of linen, but the samples used in the 1988 carbon dating were composed of cotton!

        2. The Los Alamos National Laboratory’s work confirms the research published in Thermochimica Acta (Jan. 2005) by the late Raymond Rogers, an atheist chemist who had studied actual C-14 samples and concluded the sample was not part of the original cloth. Months before the Los Alamos Lab came out with the findings, interestingly in March 2008 Christopher Ramsey the head of the Oxford Radiocarbon unit Accelerator which participated in the 1988 Carbon 14 dating, said the now discredited 1988 carbon dating was wrong and that further research is certainly needed by experts to ascertain the history of the Shroud. Even before the Los Alamos National Laboratory came out with its scientific findings, many experts were already proving how the 1988 dating was totally worthless and a fraud. Scientists and experts have identified the Fold Axis and the Zero Thread – the point at which the weaving pattern turns in a different direction- of the 1988 carbon 14 samples. It is a coordinate system that allows scientists to compare the pieces like finger prints! The 1988 samples are NOT identical to the Shroud’s unique coordinate system. When the Shroud pieces were being cut, the process was videotaped and it took 8 hours, but the cameras were then turned off when the Shroud pieces were taken to another room and “put in 3 different containers” 1 for each lab. Experts and scientists point out manipulations have taken place.

        3. The STURP Team (The Shroud of Turin Research Project) said that the body had to be weightless during the formation of the image and that there was no entropy during the formation of the image. Nobel Prize winning physicist Dame Isabel Piczek also said that physics prove that the body was floating between the top and bottom part of the 2 sides of the Shroud when the intense burst and flash of the light of the Resurrection occurred. Had this hovering of the body not occurred, the image would have appeared distorted since there was hard rock at the bottom the body was laying on moments before the unprecedented event of the Resurrection. Also the Holy Shroud is a 2 dimensional object encoded with 3 dimensional information! This is physically impossible and is miraculous. It is absolutely impossible scientifically for anybody or any technology to put 3 dimensional information in a 2 dimensional object! The Shroud has not been and cannot be reproduced. The fact that there is 3D info in a 2D artifact is absolutely incredible and irreplicable. We are dealing with spiritual realities here. Surely no human person can stop entropy in order to form the image. None of the unique characteristics of the Shroud can be or have been replicated. Members of the STURP team in particular agreed that the image on the Shroud is of a man who had been subjected to a savage scourging before being Crucified: with unusual head wounds wearing the Crown of Thorns – consistent with Gospel accounts of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. STURP (it consisted of the most elite scientists on the earth in their specific fields) stated the scientific and empirical facts demonstrate indisputably the Holy Shroud is 2,000 years old.

      • Hal Sawyer says:

        I’ve been to Turin and I’ve seen the Shrouds in concert, and I agree with you, they are a bitchin’, kick-ass band! They did a 14 minute track-over of “Beelzabub my Neighbor” that almost had me beatified. Keep the good news coming, bro, I was wasn’t talking to you, but never mind. Mix linen and cotton, bad news bro, read Leviticus on that one, whoa! Gives a whole new mean to the phrase “getting stoned at a concert” Know what I mean? I know you know.

      • Fenris and Allfather says:

        Hahaha Epic 40k reference. As for you guys that don’t know Astarte is quoting Warhammer 40000 Space Marines.

      • Hal Sawyer says:

        Even if I knew that, I still would never admit it. Whatever “20,000 Warhammers” is or may be, it is obviously beneath my dignity to acknowledge it.

      • Hal Sawyer says:

        The spiritual value of orgies cannot be denied. Not so sure about the other stuff. Is religion made up last year by video game developers fundamentally any less meaningful than religion made up years ago by priests and hierophants? If they recite the same mythic structures, then do they not inherently recite the same cosmic truths? It is a valid question. Except, if you go around quoting Shakespeare, people think you have something worth hearing and if you quote Star Trek they think (with some justification), that you’re an idiot, even if the content is largely the analogous. So, I’m willing to have an orgy, but only if it is sponsored by a legitimate, documented, ancient Pagan deity, and not some plastic-Viking-doll shit from a comic book. Call me conservative, we have certain standards . . . after all, I’m a Christian.

      • Fenris and Allfather says:

        I like you hal, if only there were more open minded Christians like you out there. As for Warhammer 40k it’s a table top game/ book series/ Video games series that is very popular and deep in lore. Astarte was quoting space marines from the game. I’m agreed nothing wrong with orgies ;) I’m sure Odin wouldn’t mind, I am after all Norwegian so I have a fair bit of knowledge of the old gods that people for some reason call pagan. I think people can believe what ever they wish to believe if they want to believe in Odin let them do so, if they wish to believe in Zeus let them do so, there have been so many gods over the ages and so many different religions it’s hard to just claim one religion is right and all others are dead. Many old Norse writings tell of people having near death experiences and witnessing Valhalla themselves with Odin sitting at the head of the table.

      • Fenris and Allfather says:

        I like you hal, if only there were more open minded Christians like you out there. As for Warhammer 40k it’s a table top game/ book series/ Video games series that is very popular and deep in lore. Astarte was quoting space marines from the game. I’m agreed nothing wrong with orgies ;) I’m sure Odin wouldn’t mind, I am after all Norwegian so I have a fair bit of knowledge of the old gods that people for some reason call pagan. I think people can believe what ever they wish to believe if they want to believe in Odin let them do so, if they wish to believe in Zeus let them do so, there have been so many gods over the ages and so many different religions it’s hard to just claim one religion is right and all others are wrong. Many old Norse writings tell of people having near death experiences and witnessing Valhalla themselves with Odin sitting at the head of the table. I personally don’t know what I believe but there is probably something out there, I refuse to believe we simply rot in the ground after death.

      • Fenris and Allfather says:

        I met the phelps family when I was in Kansas well when I say met I actually was curious what all the protests were about at first I thought they were protesting the government or something until I was told that the whole world is doomed and found out they were a religious group.

      • Hal Sawyer says:

        Indeed. About 8 or 9 years ago they said they were coming to my neighborhood to picket a church near me. So a lot of us went out to hold a counter-demonstration, but they never showed up. Since then I have been watching the absurd and tragic-comic drama of the WBC from a distance. It is inspiring that Grace and her sister just got up one morning and said: “this is bullshit” and left. It’s painful that they now have to perform a mental juggling act of loving and missing a vicious tribe of medieval devil-worshippers who literally pray for them to burn. It’s ridiculous, yet it’s sad.

  2. Becky says:

    Whatever the truth is as to what happens when we die, he now knows it. Now he’s free of the fear that drove him to hurt so many. I wish your grandfather peace, and I wish you peace, Grace. No matter what anyone says, he loved you to the very end. Remember that.

  3. Kenneth Rys says:

    Dear Grace,
    I am sorry about your grandfather. I recently saw some of your photos and I love the style and the beauty that you conveyed throughout them. You exert a quiet yet powerful emotion through them. You’re cute and sweet and very good with the camera. Have you ever thought of painting? Well, good luck and if you ever want to visit the big apple it would be my pleasure to show you around.
    Kenny

  4. Jon says:

    Faith moves like the starlings in the sky, seen, barely heard. I hope your grandfather rests peacefully; you know what you’ve always believed.

  5. hc williams says:

    Pastor Phelps was like the voice of God crying in the wilderness.
    He heard his calling and took up that fearful cross for humanity.
    I can almost hear Saint Peter “Well done thou noble servant”

    • HC Williams – Do I understand from your posting that you subscribe to Rev. Phelps’ message of hate toward gays, the military, and the United States in general? Are you a member of his church? And why would you post praise for his message on the blog of his grief-stricken granddaughter who, even while mourning his passing, has very clearly and publicly rejected his teachings and his church?

      • It is not right: It is not mercy to confirm another in his sins. The most merciless thing a person can do is to confirm and comfort another person in their sins. The charitable thing to say is that sodomites are an abomination to God. He condemns such persons for all eternity. Many are condemned to eternal punishments because obviously God expects people to avoid sins. The sin of the sodomites however is against nature and the worst sin. They can be freed from their unnatural state but the truth is most sodomites are not interested in being liberated from the demonic possession they are under. I had a Priest who does exorcisms every month and told many sodomites to allow him to exorcise them and thus prove to us that their “orientation” is not unnatural. Sadly the sodomites cowardly refused to be exorcised. However they were more than willing to twist Scripture and attempted to justify their abominable sin but were afraid of the exorcism. For more information see visit http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/does_God_create_homosexuals.php

        Additionally the military of america is an ungodly organization. It persecutes anything that approaches Christianity and all symbols and artifacts having to do with God. Sadly it is a socialist-communist organization as the high security clearance military man Bill Cooper said. He stated that if the current american military were told to shoot their fellow americans: they would follow the orders and do so in a heart beat. The military holds in great esteem Satanism, Wiccans, Sodomites, and additionally there are Freemasonic and Satanic symbols are everywhere in the military: their tents, barracks, decorations, rings, military scopes, etc and the military goes out of their way to accommodate them. The Bible teaches to bear not the yoke with unbelievers. America on its current course is doomed. The culture has murdered over 65 million babies in the “legalized” murder called abortions and it persecutes anyone who voices opposition against sodomites and their encroachment upon moral and personal freedoms.The united states is not pleasing to God and people must remember to not have anything to do with the evil of this culture or to place the current regime or government above God Himself.

  6. Elena says:

    Grace,
    It is not your fault and please don’t believe that for a second. I serve a God who is compassionate, caring and loving. A God is capable of strong a terrible wrath, but chose to give us a chance. He sent his son to love. We must accept and believe, but that does not mean we have a right to condemn others. You were brave to leave, but I still pray for full unity for your family. I pray for restoration as you should too. Eyes will be opened and your family will be together again. You are special and God is using you in some amazing ways!

  7. Many people probably write about your grandfather filled with hate. If they do, I hope it isn’t hurtful to you – it shouldn’t be. In any case I’d imagine that you are used to abuse by now!

    Your text was nice. The church your family was involved with is so far from being correct, even within the terms of their own reference, that it’s hard to begin.

    But here’s a quote which perhaps you will like:

    Jesus hung out with whores and social outcasts, was remarkably casual about sex, disapproved of the family (the suburban Dawkins is a trifle queasy about this), urged us to be laid-back about property and possessions, warned his followers that they too would die violently, and insisted that the truth kills and divides as well as liberates. He also cursed self-righteous prigs and deeply alarmed the ruling class….

    The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you.

    - Terry Eagleton, in his review of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion…

    • Christ was not casual about licentious matters. He approved and defended the family unit and also urged persons to not be greedy. He was in no way (contrary to communist propaganda) a communist: for He condemned thievery and communists believe in stealing property from others and then giving it to those it doesn’t belong to. Christ rebuked harlots and other sinners for their sins. He did not enjoy their company but just went to heal them and bring them out of sin. He in no way endorsed sin just because he went to preach to sinners. Christ never said that truth kills. Your comment that he deeply alarmed the ruling class is more Communist propaganda. Christ did not urge rebellion or overthrow of government. his mission was a spiritual mission that had nothing to do with the economy except in indirect matters. He was no anarchist. Christ rebuked the Pharisees (not the ruling ecocomic class)fro being self-righteous and hypocrites. There is nothing wrong with being in a ruling class. It just depends what their conduct is. Also as regards His teaching on possessions He in no way forbade ownership nor implied it: but was speaking of the evangelical virtues practiced by those called to a higher state of perfections like Monks, Priests, and Nuns etc who take the vow of poverty (meaning you don’t own anything), virginity, and obedience. The central doctrine of Christianity is the Incarnation and the Ineffable and Most Blessed Holy Trinity: and that the Second Divine Person of the Trinity assumed a human nature and died for the sins of the world. The merit of his death is only applied to those who are baptized and believe in Him and keep the Commandments.

  8. James says:

    Grace,
    I would like to like to get in touch with you if you don’t mind. I am a Christian from Ireland. I heard that you had left the Westboro Church and would be interested in having a chat. Just simply by discussing the gospel, the bible etc. I hope you will take me up on this offer as I don’t mean any harm but rather to help a sister for whom Christ died. My email is jamesmck1912@gmail.com
    Yours because of Calvary,
    James

    • You need to embrace the Catholic Faith. If you were a Christian, I would say to thee: Let us move forward with but an little smile to Our Lord, and very happy face (when praising Him) for St. Joseph of Cupertino crieth in reply: “My poor mother has just died.”

      St. Joseph of Cupertino was often enraptured into remarkable levitations, often being carried away by God for some distances. Shepherds invited him to join them in celebrating the birth of the Saviour. When they started to play bagpipes and flutes, the Saint let out a cry of joy and flew a considerable distance through the air to the high altar.

      St. Gerard leapeth in celebration and sayeth: “In all things, oh my God, I wish your Will, not my own.Your will, oh my God, and not mine!” He then elevateth into the air with swiftness of arrow, ravished in an good ecstasy. And he remaineth there for a good long good time. Later, he then passeth by a Chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and began speaketh with his 2 young companions. He then taketh a pencil and wrote on scrap of paper: “I know not what” which he then tosseth in the air as if it were a letter – and behold, at the same moment he riseth up in the air and flieth with a natural rapidity and lightness of a bird, an great distances. He told Dr. Santorelli, “If I were on a mountain, it seems to me that I would set fire to the world with these flames of love,” he then tooketh the Doctor’s hand and placed it on his heart, which was beateth with an unheard of fury, as it were, to leap out of his breast. Then at the close of his days on earth, he was afflicteth with mighty and embarrassing ailment. He dieth at age 29.

      http://onetruecatholicfaith.com/Roman-Catholic-Video.php?vid=254&vid_title=Michael+Takes+The+Bad+Man+Away&page=7

  9. Danny says:

    I feel a little odd leaving a comment here. Your situation is so unique. The compassion and maturity you display is touching. I hope you are proud of yourself as you deserve it..Thank you. -Danny

  10. Hello Megan and Grace. My name is Marcello Di Cintio. I am writer in Canada doing a story about your uncle Nate. Can I ask you some questions? If so, please DM my Twitter handle: @DiCintio.

    Warm regards,
    Marcello

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