Thursday, January 24, 2008

More rabid hate from Fred Phelps...

Foaming-at-the-mouth homophobe Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church ordinarily make it their mission in life to picket the funerals of dead American soldiers while shouting anti-gay screeds and fire-breathing Bible verses. (Clearly the army is fighting to install a ferocious gay atheist regime in the U.S....right?) Well, in any event, they recently vomited up a press release regarding their plans to picket the memorial service of Australian actor Heath Ledger, who died on Tuesday. Remember that Ledger wasn't gay (he actually had a girlfriend and a daughter), but he played a gay cowboy in "Brokeback Mountain."

Clearly he was trying undermine our entire civilization....right?

Anyway, if you want to see these hate-mongers get deconstructed a little more patiently than my temper will allow, check out P.Z. Myers' scathing post here. If you actually want to look at the Westboro Baptist website, it's located at I'm not going to directly link it because I don't want my blog feeding traffic into that site, plus it makes more of an impression to see that URL written out in text rather than just as a link.

In closing, and frankly I don't think he deserves a more dignified response than this, Fred Phelps is an asshole. It's too bad there isn't really a hell waiting for him at the end of the line. On the other hand, it's what happens in this life that counts, and people actually liked Heath Ledger.

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