ClassicRadar: GamesRadar vs Shirley Phelps-Roper

GR: My goal is to get you out to buy a new game or system today.

SPR: [Laughs] I’ll leave all that game buying to my children.

GR: You talk about all these people going to Hell. Gamers are no doubt aware of the consequences of this. Are you aware of what happens when there is no room left in Hell?

SPR: There’s no such thing as that. God is not running out of room in Hell.

GR: Wrong. The dead will walk the Earth. The way you guys talk, you make like it’s some exclusive party and no one gets to go to heaven but you.

SPR: First of all, when you say it’s "exclusive," that’s the language of the scriptures. That it is a remnant, a very small remnant, according to The Election of Grace. You understand what I just said?

GR: Absolutely not.

SPR: it’s a remnant according to The Election of Grace. “Except the lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant,” we would’ve already been destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah. Serious and sober stuff.

GR: So heaven is small?

SPR: No, I don’t believe heaven would be small, or even considered small. What it is - is awesome. It’s everlasting! Look: it’s bliss, it’s glorious. It’s, what I would think, everyone would be interested in doing. What’s most amazing about this is that you will put all that energy into those games, and thoughts about the games, and never stop to consider that if you would draw a line around this galaxy - you hear me? Galaxy - and you put a tiny little tic mark around that line, the tic mark is too big to be an accurate representation of your life on this earth compared to eternity. So you’re gonna invest all this time on something that’s vain, empty, nothing

GR: Hey, that’s not fair.

SPR: And that’s called the time on this Earth, instead of getting about the business of - like you mean it - serving God. It’s little, called a vapor… I’ve lived long enough that I can tell you without reservation - what are you, about twenty?

GR: Somewhere around there.

SRP: Yeah, you’re gonna look up and you’re going to be fifty. That is if the Lord wasn’t coming.

GR: Is He coming?

SRP: The Lord is coming.

GR: When’s He coming?

SRP: Shortly. So what you’ve got-

GR: Wait! Can you be more specific?

SRP: Of course you know I can’t be more specific. The scripture is very specific about that answer. “No man knoweth the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will return.” But what you do know-

GR: Can you make a guesstimate?

SRP: What you do know is that it’s going to be…

GR: Bloody!

SRP: Oh yeah. But besides that I’m talking about the signs of the times. [They’re] going to be very evident and easy to see. And Mathew: 24, Luke: 21, Mark: 13: Those places where the Lord Jesus Christ speaks to the conditions of things [and] when he’s going to return.

GR: Are you looking forward to the Apocalypse?

SRP: Oh, you couldn’t imagine how forward I look to it. Two things are going to happen shortly before your eyes. And the first one is the destruction of this nation.

GR: #1, Nation’s destruction…

SRP: And many more words... multiply [the] words. Or you can just get over there to Revelations: 18 and read those words. And then you’ll have a good idea of how that’s going to be.

GR: Revelations 18. That’s an address?

SRP: Only if you are Bible ignorant. But if you understand that there’s a last book of the Bible and it’s called Revelations, and there’s 22 chapters in it, and Revelations: 18 is a good description of what this nation is headed for shortly.

GR: Is there a map inside so I can tell where everything is taking place?

SRP: The destruction of doomed America is going to be taking place in doomed America.

GR: You’ve called you organization “The Evil Angels” and that sounds like an awesome Counter-Strike clan or WarCraft guild.

SRP: It is awesome. And that is the game I play, buddy. It’s called running around this country as fast as I can sowing seed. We did that quietly, while you weren’t paying good attention. And now it’s been done. And what we did, what we accomplished, was made an unencumbered path for the Wrath of God to come flowing in. And it’s daily. Just daily. Daily!

GR: Daily…

SRP: Did you see what they dubbed in the media last week “The Wrath of God” that swept through the heartland? Killing in excess of sixty people, ninety-four-plus tornados. Those things are called “The Whirlwind.” “God has his way in the Whirlwind and it falls grievously upon the head of the wicked.” It’s called His Glory! He says, “You know me by the judgments that I execute on the Earth.” And it caused the apostle Paul to say, “Our God is a consuming fire.”

GR: [Sigh] What do we do until then? Is there any hope?

SRP: Not with that blase-blase goofy attitude, there’s not. If you have an interest in your never-dying soul, you’ll get about the business of getting to the bottom of what your duty is. And that means that you’ll be searching those scriptures everyday. The time you’re spending on all that gaming, you should be spending getting a clue! I don’t know who raised you, but you can write it down and take it to the bank: They hate you. They would’ve taught you what the Lord Your God requires of you. If they didn’t teach you that, then they give evidence of their hatred towards you.

GR: Okay… getting back to games. How do you feel about sexuality in games?

SRP: Yeah, yeah. Why wouldn’t you do that? Why wouldn’t you have your filthy sex deeds piled up in your games? You have them everywhere else!

GR: So I’m guessing you haven’t played Mass Effect at all.

SRP: Of course not.

GR: You actually get to court somebody and build up to a physical relationship-

SRP: Forget that courting nonsense.

GR: People were making the ability to engage in sex a big to-do in the news.

SRP: Well, I don’t know why that would be upsetting to anybody in doomed America?

GR: Yeah, me neither.

SRP:  Why should that be upsetting to anyone in doomed America? That’s their standard! That’s their manner of life. Who made that game?

GR: BioWare.

SRP: No, I’ll tell you who they were. They were the children of doomed America. Who were taught rebellion against the standards of God, and that God is a liar. So why would these teachers of that rebellion give a rat’s ass if you do what they taught you to do?

GR: It’s a great game. I just wanted you to play it…

SRP: I believe it’s perfectly on par with what this nation is taught.

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  • Deathstalker83 - March 30, 2011 4:47 a.m.

    I got 2 Words for You !!! I'm sure you can guess what they are !!! God will deal with idoits like this in his own time.
  • HumanMeatPuppet - March 28, 2011 7 p.m.

    I may be afraid of gay people [that's just a social disorder] but, she is just an intolerant cuntmuffin. Someone take an umbrella and open it in her vagina. She is obviously asking for someone to give it to her, and it isn't going to be Jesus... Now on to my real question: Is it sad that I got to the point where I could only stand to read what GR had to say, so I just skipped her lines?
  • Hotdogkilledyou - March 28, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    I'm a christian, but this lady is crazy. It's people like this who give christians a bad rep, every normal one is not like this. God loves everyone, but he may make an exception for her.
  • KidKatana - March 28, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    SRP: The Lord is coming. GR: When’s He coming? SRP: Shortly. So what you’ve got- GR: Wait! Can you be more specific? This is GENIUS. This needs to become a feature - please go and interview more ignorant people about games! Jack Thompson or that 'expert' Fox News dredged up to talk about Mass Effect would be good starting points...
  • AlpineGuy - March 28, 2011 3:15 a.m.

    As someone who lives only an hour or so away from these people, I just want to say that they come up way too often in the news. That said, they rarely do anything in the way of direct interviews Chris, what you did is an actual feat. My father couldn't believe that GamesRadar of all sites has an interview with America's Most Hated Family. I think you should be proud of yourself for handling this so well. This interview sheds more light on these people than literally ANY other source I can think of. It also made for a hilarious episode of TalkRadar. That, too.
  • Assassino - March 28, 2011 1:21 a.m.

    She is my next target
  • chriszewski - March 27, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    Its scary that she is part of a group that shares the same beliefs. I'm all for believing what ever you want when it comes to religion (i happen to believe its all a joke) and i do admire her conviction, but such an extreme stance is a bit... unhealthy, for lack of a better word. Picketing funerals is a large leap past poor taste, and its only worse to veil what you are doing as picketing on public property. If you believe in something that much, don't shy away when it comes to take responsibility for your actions. Own it! She'll never become a martyr that way.
  • JollyCrisp - March 27, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    I agree with everything that she says. I see nothing wrong with her views, they are perfectly acceptable.
  • brandonbyerly - March 27, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    ..... my question is if there is no hope, then why are they putting forth such an effort protesting everyone and everything if its not going to change the outcome? Seems like a mute point doesn't it?
  • Crimmy - March 27, 2011 5:22 a.m.

    She's so stupid. She has no religious tolerance towards other religions. I personally don't believe in religion, but I do have an opinion, and that is she's a little bitch.
  • kingdom - March 27, 2011 4:22 a.m.

    Condone - To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure. Had to but seriously, love the willingness to do goofy shit in the name of games here at GR. No matter what you believe we all know we only have a limited amount of time here so lets enjoy it.
  • soren7550 - March 27, 2011 3:39 a.m.

    This woman makes no sense. She condones sex but has eleven (11!) kids, hates game icons but her eleven (11!) kids play games and own a Wii & DS (you'd think she'd try to 'avert' them from that 'evil'), and so forth (too tired to reflect more. Also, this woman makes my brain hurt). GR's q/a's are great though.
  • SideOfBeef - March 27, 2011 1:29 a.m.

    Yo dawg, I heard you like arrogance.
  • CAPST3R - March 26, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    Here's a few proverbs and quotes (and one of my own thrown in) to say 'you are stupid' in a more intelligent way: Two things are infinite; the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe-Albert Einstein. Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts-Albert Einstein. Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause-Victor Hugo. Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom-Chinese Proverb. Human kind cannot bear very much reality-T. S. Eliot. Common sense is not so common-Voltaire. Arrogant of us, is it not, to think of ourselves as the pinnacle of all existence, rather than an abnormal fusing of matter-me. A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees-William Blake. If you believe everything you read, better not read-Japanese proverb. None but a fool worries about things he cannot influence-Samuel Johnson. So then, she is ridiculed, so in the words of Lord Byron; always laugh while you can. It is cheap medicine. That's sort of a British version of a massive killing spree.
  • mhendon - March 26, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    That lady used to offend she just makes me laugh. She is really ridiculous. However, if I ever got the chance I would totally punch her in the face. It would be the work of God. :P
  • waffman11 - March 26, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    The woman is batshit crazy. Mad. Demented. She talks in circles about how God hates America and passes off anything that you could to to recieve "His" forgiveness because God can't love since he has no emotions. Her protesting makes no sense because she literally comdemns it as a waste of time during the interview, saying that we can't earn God's forgiveness no matter what we do since we can't join the WBC and that that specific church is the only way to God's forgiveness of your sins. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU ON YOU CRAZY BITCH!?
  • DonCheadleVStheworld - March 26, 2011 6:44 p.m.

    Quick aside: this is why I love Gamesradar! You guys have a willingness to do some really crazy shit, that no sane gaming site would take on... and I mean that in the best way possible...
  • DonCheadleVStheworld - March 26, 2011 6:36 p.m.

    The main question I have for this lady is, if she thinks the world is doomed, how is she any different? These people are the biggest assholes on the planet, I don't see God really rewarding the heckling of a dead soldier's grieving parents...
  • Pwnisher - March 26, 2011 5:49 p.m.

    This is one of the greatest articles evar!
  • MikeT - March 26, 2011 4:33 p.m.

    Ok this women is clearly crazy but let's be honest the interviewer is pulling some petty sh!t and the questions are ludicrous, do you really have nothing better to do?

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