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Where does he find time to ignore genocide if he’s busy with all the fag-hating?

January 23, 2008

I was offended by this news release before I even read it. I mean seriously, do people still use fucking typewriters? I guess their ignorance knows no bounds.

(I realize the image doesn’t fit on our template, here’s the full link if you need to induce vomitting: http://64.111.216.18/ul/5755-heath.jpg)

Not much to say here except laugh at this horrible, horrible institution. I think the only thing I can take solace in (outside of these idiots being chewed up by a combine) is that they haven’t progressed to suicide bombing. Yet. Hopefully when these folks join Heath in hell, he’ll beat them to a pulp. Preferably with the handset of a phone at a hotel desk – it’s the Australian way.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2008 1:51 pm

    Where to even begin with this…

    (1) “…God’s plain word; to wit: God Hates Fags! & Fag-Enablers!” I will ignore the sentence structure and punctuation choices of this little memo and focus instead on the content.

    (2) I never understood the picketing of a funeral. Usually when you picket something it’s because you are protesting. Why are they protesting Heath Ledger’s funeral? If he is the evil person they accuse him of being, then they should be rejoicing that he is dead, not protesting. The logic does not follow, but I don’t suppose I can expect someone who chooses http://www.godhatesfags.com as their CHURCH WEBSITE to have a firm grasp on the basic concepts of logical structuring.

    (3) Protesting at funerals of people who play characters they find unsavory is a dangerous trend to be starting. I am assuming that Fred Phelps’ god hates more than just gay people. Murderers, rapists, terrorists, left handed people, gypsies, are all probably also going to hell as well. Given the number of TV shows, plays, and movies, books, and other entertainment forms that have a Phelps-Approved bad guy in them, they Westboro Baptist Church could be busy picketing lots of funerals.

    (4) At the next Republican debate I want someone to ask each candidate to personally condemn Fred Phelps and his Church as being opposed to real Christian values. Anyone who refuses to do so is despicable (I’m looking at you, Huck; don’t disappoint me again).

  2. Ashley permalink
    January 23, 2008 3:20 pm

    Obviously anyone that has not heard of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church by now clearly lives under a rock, but with that being said, I’m still shocked that there hasn’t been a larger counter-response to his picketing and propaganda that leaves even Joseph Goebbels envious.

    Phelps and his cronies first came into the limelight when they showed up at Matthew Shepard’s funeral in the fall of 1998. Since then they have continued their streak at countless other funerals of AIDS victims, homosexuals, and now fallen US soldiers (the rhetoric being that soldiers are dying as god’s punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality). He almost always gains the attention of the press but where is the rest of the nation? When you see the picking on the news there is only a handful of people ever standing up again Phelps.

    Perhaps the majority of Americans just dismiss him as a crazy lunatic and don’t see him as a substantial threat. But look at the turnout when the Klan comes out for a public rally. The only significant difference here being that the WBC has yet to resort to violence… YET. I am a dues paying member of the Human Rights Coalition (advocates for gay, lesbian, and trans-gender rights) and not even they have a whole lot to say on the matter. As one of the most active voices on the Hill and across the nation for the gay community, where are they on this one?

    Then again, what can you really do? The “man” does have his right to free speech and demonstration and it’s not like they’ve never arrested the bastard. As a dues paying member of the ACLU, I’m torn as to what course of action can really be taken. We clearly can’t advocate for one persons rights, by taking away another’s.

    Nevertheless, Hollywood is known for its political activism and has no qualms with protests (as we are all well aware and reminded with by our reality television induced comas). I sincerely hope that they come together and stand against the WBC and Phelps. Maybe we can get some awareness bracelets made up.

    My guess is that Mr. Ledger will be laid to rest in Australia. I’m guess that the WBC’s 1984 Winnebago and fleet of Ford Ranger pickup trucks won’t make it to his funeral, but in some regard I hope they do make it out to at least one of many memorial services that will undoubtedly be held in the States. Let them draw attention… it will NOT work out in their favor and only further Mr. Ledger’s motive for starring in Brokeback Mountain. Let’s bring more attention to these intolerant swine, not just here in the States, but in Australia (who are known for their progressive stance towards homosexuality) and across the world.

    I share in Adam’s hope that one if not many presidential candidates speak out against the WBC and all that it stands for. But in regard to being Huckabee… Well that would jeopardize his grab at the Evangelical vote and honestly I think we have a better chance of seeing Fred Phelps crawl into bed with Ted Haggard.

  3. andy permalink*
    January 23, 2008 3:30 pm

    I don’t think they could find Australia on a map.

    But I agree. I have no intention of voting, but if any candidate would just take 5 minutes and put these retards in their place, I’d probably vote for them on that basis alone.

  4. January 24, 2008 5:17 am

    God hates sticks you use for burning?

    Sometimes I think it would be easier if I was a bit more ignorant. “Ignorance is bliss,” right?

    And then I look at all the ignorant people everywhere.. how can we allow our children to be so stupid? And then pass the stupidity on..

    I wonder how literal those people take the bible in their actions and in their ways. For does it not say that the lord is with those that are lost? Including “fags” I guess.

  5. Ashley permalink
    January 29, 2008 12:56 pm

    So far I have found two documentaries (well actually one film and one expose) on the Westboro Baptist Church. One is called Hatemongers and can be viewed at http://www.hatemongers.com. The expose is called Church of Hate and can be viewed on YouTube in two parts.

    Did you know that Fred Phelps was a civil rights attorney before presiding over WBC? There’s one for the irony police.

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