A liquor store owner in Moore made his views of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps known Tuesday with a sign outside his business.
“People have really responded positively to it,” Moore Liquor owner Bryan Kerr said.
The sign reads in block letters: “Fred Phelps 1929-2014, Champagne 10% off! Not a coincidence.”
The leader of one of the most controversial congregations in the country died March 19. Kerr said Phelps’ death is cause for celebration.
“Champagne is a celebratory drink and so that’s why we gave 10 percent off,” he said. “If they choose to celebrate the passing of a little hate from this world, they can do so and we’re happy to oblige here at Moore Liquor.”
Yes, that sign made the local news. I wish I was in the KOCO production meeting when the story was pitched.
"What do you got Erielle? Update on the 5th Congressional District Race? The Markwayne Mullin income scandal?? The fight to repeal Common Core education???"
"Well, there's a liquor store in Moore with a funny marque."
"Awesome. That's easy and it will get a bunch of attention. Great job."
Of course, I can't really criticize KOCO from taking the easy road. That's what we've been doing for seven years. Plus, the Moore Liquor marquee is good for an occasional laugh. In fact, if I had to write a "Top 10 Things About Moore" for this site, the Moore Liquor Marquee would probably rank number three behind "Heroes" and "Leaving Moore."
As a service to our readers, I looked through the Moore Liquor Marquee Facebook page and grabbed 10 of their funnier marquee signs over the past couple of year. Here they are:
Okay, that was way more than 10 pics, but unless it has something to do with nudity, I've never been good at counting. Plus, who going to complain? Those were pretty good. Hell, I'm considering opening up a liquor store just to have a (hopefully) funny marquee.